RateBeer
overall
27
51
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1809   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
I love wheat beers, but there was none of the typical wheat flavor in this beer. I was hoping it would be subdued, but the cherry was overwhelming. If you just love cherries, you might go for this. Otherwise, this is somewhat like taking a medium-bodied pale lager and adding a couple of teaspoons of cherry cough medicine to it.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bubblehouse (312) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Smells like a candy cherry and not much redeeming about the taste either. Would drink again if i was at the pool and it was free.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a amber color with a medium sized head. the aroma is of overwhelming cherry and also pick up the wheat. the taste is so terrible it is like drinking cough syrup. the taste is also very syrupy and cherries are overwhelming,

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
I donít care for this beer at all, but stylistically, it isnít a complete loss. The cherry taste is just WAY too strong. Itís syrupy, overly sweet, and overpowers all of the wheat flavor. It could have been a successful idea, but the fruit balance isnít there. While Samuel Adams didnít totally shit the bed with this brew, itís certainly not a step in the right direction.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MadRobin (1834) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear, golden amber with an antique ivory colored head and excellent lacing. Aroma of cherry syrup and wheat. Taste of cherries, wheat and caramel. Both the cherry and wheat flavors are quite intense. Medium/light body and medium carbonation with a foamy mouthfeel. This is more of a fruit drink than a beer. As an alcoholic fruit drink, it's quite decent. As a beer, it's overwhelmingly fruity without the redeeming sourness and complexity of a lambic. It's beers like this that make you understand why the Germans enacted the Reinheitsgebot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pcassimatis (1) - Fenton, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
nice flavors. refreshing after a workout. tough to drink a bunch of them, but worth the money

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Not a big fan of wheat or fruit beers and this one is very sweet..too much cherry not enough beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (451) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. A- Cherry, spices, cough drops. A- Copper color, hazy liquid, minimal head. T- Sweet malts, mild cherry tones, cough syrup tones. P- Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, spiced cherry finish. O- Not bad, but not great. Reminds me more of cough medicine than beer. I was felt quite unsatisfied.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of sweet cherries, malt, hops and wheat.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Not a big fan of this. The wheat character offers the beer a strange mouthfeel and the weak cherry flavor is medicinal.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 181


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50