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RATINGS: 1812   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® follows the centuries old American tradition of brewing beer with native ingredients, in this case Michigan cherries as well as a touch of honey. The sweet fruitiness of the cherries is balanced against the crisp, cereal note from the malted wheat and the subtle citrus flavor from the Noble hops. The end result is a sweet, refreshing beer that is light on the palate but long on complexity. Introduced in 1995 as a summer seasonal brew, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® developed a large enough following to be introduced as a year round style. Its distinct cherry character has made it one of the most unique and well liked styles of Samuel Adams® beer ever. Cherries are added at two different points during the brewing process. Once during the mash and again during finishing.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 AHHHHH LOOK OUT, THE CHERRIES!!! HERE THEY COME, THE CHERRIES! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORerate. Ok, it's not that bad, still has a bad, stale hops flavor that I cant get around. The cherries dominate everything and is cloying. Smells like artificial cherry syrup, looks decent, but is clear and fizzy.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2002
Not a bad beer, not a great beer. Clean tasting, but has more of a cherry candy taste to it then I was expecting.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2002
This beer is a reminder that it is very rare for someone to use fruit flavors well while brewing beer. Every year I am tricked into trying a cherry or berry flavored beer that is inevitably disgusting. The cherry flavor is more similar to cherry candy or cough syrup than actual cherries. I keep searching for the beer that will actually have the subtle flavor of black and/or sour cherries, which has led me to waste many a beer drinking opportunity on a sickly sweet beer. Luckily, all is not lost - check out Jeff King’s work in Pontiac, michigan ...

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Eating nuts while drinking Cherry Kool-Aid…Then licking your infected band-aid…What the hell is this?…

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2002
Sweet cherry flavour, which is complimented by the crisp palate.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2002
This beer is tolerable. Sure there are hints of cherries, but is that a good thing. Not very flavorful, but then again I’m not a huge Samual Adams fan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2002
This beer rocks. A great summer beer. Love the cherry flavor and the dry finish provided by the malted wheat. A great summer beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sexsymbol99 (3) - USA - JUL 3, 2002 does not count
Don’t be pretentious--it’s a fruit beer and a good one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 A nice limpid golden amber to copper color with a modest head and decent lace to coat the glass, Nose has a nice sweet hint of cherries, and the underlying malts add much to the appeal. Start sweet, the top light in its feel, the finish overly acidic, the hops adequate with the aftertaste dry. A drinkable beer, but not something I'm wild about, but many will like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2002
I was pleasantly suprised. I can’t say that fruit beers are one of my favorite styles. However, this beer was pretty good. The cherries were a bit on the heavy side, but the crisp wheat flavor did a nice job of rounding out the flavor. The slight pink color was different as well and made for a real summery drink.


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