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RATINGS: 1847   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Nice cherry aroma, slightly cloudy slightly reddish appearance with a decent head. Fairly balanced flavor but a bit more to the sweet side. Would prefer if it were a bit thicker/richer, but it’s pretty good for something so commonly available.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1427) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Hints of Cherry in the aroma. Nice reddish-brown in color with good head. Pretty strong cherry and sweet flavor finishing smoothly. Good crisp mouthfeel of a wheat beer. A very different beer not for everyone, especially if you don’t like Cherries.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Sweet/sour cherry aroma and taste, with a little bit of wheat malt peeking through. Accent is more on sweet than sour, by a long shot. Fizzy palate and body. Cherry flavor tastes fake. This is a very girly beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (6215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 Rerate On tap at Atlanta Airport - Sweet artificial aroma of cherries; mouthfeel - slightly thin, Decent dark golden appearance - good head. Cherry is only prominent flavor, tad too much carbonation. Original 2.8 Smooth drinking hut kind of had a cough syrup taste to it - too artificial - the cherry flavor was not subtle at all. No real sense that this was a wheat beer- no cloudiness etc.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Definitely not my favorite beer, or even my favorite SA. Has a slightly sour medicinal quality to the cherry in both the aroma and flavor. Not much to back it up. I’m starting the think that wheat beers just weren’t meant to be fruit flavored.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTIrishman99 (64) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2002
A pretty damn good brew... been a while since i’ve had it, although I dont think the cherry is really quite as noticable as you would think it should be... but pretty yummy.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ale Boy99 (19) - Twin Lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Small head that disappears in a few moments. Aroma of cherries only, no hops, malts or anything else. Lightly carbonated with a very slight taste of cherries. But the worst wasyet to come! The aftertaste was terrible! Wasn’t bad yeast, hops or spoiled beer. Very bad taste. Will not purchase this again!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2002
I have liked this beer in past years, but this year it seems to have gone downhill. It had a tiny head that soon dissipated and had a hazy orange color in the glass. The aroma was pure cherries, no hops, malt or alcohol that I could detect. Now for the taste (and this is where it went downhill in my opinion). It was lightly carbonated and had a slight taste of cherries. It wasn’t over powering, however it was the only flavor I tasted. Then there was this horrible bitter taste at the end. It wasn’t anything like a hoppy finish, it was a rotten type sour taste, like something went bad in the beer. It wasn’t very pleasant and wasn’t anything I have experienced in the past from Sam Adams. Usually the beers are pretty consistant from Sam. Maybe I just got a bad batch. Maybe I’ll try it again next year, if I can get this horrible aftertaste out of my mouth by then.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
This has varied over the years, and at its best is essentially an American Wheat augmented with cherries, at its worst a bizarre unbalanced mess. The color is nice, usually.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
qbird599 (1) - USA - AUG 2, 2002 does not count
this is a great beer. Its real smooth and it goes down easy. you can taste the diversity of the flavors with an excellnt finish of cherry


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