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RATINGS: 1852   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheatģ 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 Wheatģ 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 Adamsģ beer ever. Cherries are added at two different points during the brewing process. Once during the mash and again during finishing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (5188) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle with thanks to Brian. Pours clear orange, small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is strong maraschino cherry, some wheat. Flavor is light plus sweet, a misplaced sharp vegetal bitternes, cherries, wheat. Light body, well carbonated. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of black cherry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of black cherry and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of black cherry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of black cherry and bready malt flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a good fruit wheat beer. All around good balance and robustness of black cherry and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 26, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Cherry aromas with a faint bit of grain detectable. Tastes is overly sweet and medicine-like on the palate. Finish is lightly dry. Sickeningly cherry sweetness is overpowering.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MisterMoose (2) - Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
I cracked one of these open after a recommendation from a buddy. Good lord, was that a mistake. It pours a hazy golden color with a minimal head. The aroma is of cherry cough drop, and in the worst way possible. Upon tasting, there is a fleeting taste of a wheat beer before becoming over-powered by the taste of cherry cough syrup. This beer, for me, was wretched. I was unable to finish it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartzluke (433) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2015
12 oz refrigerated bottle poured into a weissbier glass. Pretty good looking. Clear and light golden. Fairly clear, though a tad hazy. Solid lasting white two-finger hear. Nose is strong sweet cherry and wheat. Body is appropriate, though a tad thin. Dry. Almost crisp, but not quite. Taste is also sweet cherry and wheat. Not the most complex beer, but enjoyable and refreshing nonetheless.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhatCatt (34) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Not great, not terrible. But the cherry-beer combo is slightly displeasing, but then again, Iím a non-flavored beer kinda dude. Def better than other flavored beers on the market, and although the cherry flavor in this beer is similar to Cherry Coke the drinking experience is not as bad as Cherry Coke, no pungent syrupy taste, this a wheat beer afterall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (253) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I remember drinking this beer about 20 years ago at a hometown bar, pounding about 3-5 drafts at a time while eating yummy fried bar food and sandwiches. Iím sure I bought some in the bottle too, but I am doing this review mostly based on old memories...but I donít think the beer has changed since then. Definitely on the lighter side, slightly red, but mostly that pale wheaty color you see from most wheat beers. You do notice the cherry in both the aroma and taste. After a few of them it started to remind me of drinking cherry 7-up. I donít know if itís worthy of the "Brewmaster Collection" label, but because of itís popularity I can see why. Itís a good beer worth trying. I really havenít had too many other cherry wheats to compare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Lovely cherry aroma. Dat is it my friends. Just carbonated cherry syrup. Couldnít taste any berr characters. Nah

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
shanoknowsfood (71) - Hawaii, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle at Publix supermarket. Tasted like someone took the liquid from a bottle of Maraschino Cherries, mixed it with some spring water, and then added a tablespoon of alcohol. Terrible! So disappointed...as this was my very first Samuel Adams, and had always wanted to try something brewed by them. Unfortunately this was a bad first experience. Hopefully future ones wonít be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (1757) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2015
12 oz bottle. Once you pop the cap off this one you get a huge blast of fresh pie cherry aroma. Lucky for me I really like cherry, otherwise this beer is definitely not for you. Itís not like the cherry flavor is subtle. Good morning beer in my opinion. The flavor isnít bad. This is a try once a year beer for me.

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