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RATINGS: 1846   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
captnwizkidd (4) - USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 Cherry?? More like black cherry very aromatic and refreshing. Very good after taste. AWESOME!!!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at the USAID Bureau for Africa holiday party. The food was great, the company was excellent, but the beer was lacking. This one was a cheap lager with cherry juice added. Full stop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doofgoblin (428) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2014
I certainly see people who like cherry pie and wheat beers would enjoy this; however, for me it’s a little one dimensional. Aroma is sweet cherry (like canned cherry pie filling). The taste is sweet cherry and faintly wheat with very little beer character. The palate is sweet and lingering. If it were drier or perhaps more depth in the beer qualities--it might be really exceptional. Overall, it’s a fruit beer, so what do you expect?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle - Sweet maraschino cherries and some light wheat notes. Cloudy orange gold with a rich white head. Tastes as sweet as it smells with some wheat notes in the back. This is just too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (156) - - JUL 28, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a small off white head. Very strong aroma of cherry extract. Medicinal cherry flavor with wheat malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (1026) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy, in reddish golden color, nice foamy white head. Aroma is strong cherry and grain. Taste is also of cherries (feels a bit artificial) quite sweet and a bit sticky. Not my favorite from Samuel Adams, but nevertheless drinkable and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
slappyjk (1) - USA - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
My favorite Sam Adams beer, I like most of them! This a great beer, taste of cherry is very subtle, this is not a fruit flavored beer, the taste of cherry is just slight.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. Aroma I start cherries. Flavor is cherry cough syrup. Only not as good. Cough syrup at least helps with a cough. Very bitter. Cherries taste artificial. Yuck. Didn't like this at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a hazy orangish-amber. Aroma is cherries and some wheat. Taste is sweet with a little tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Best before September 2014.
Appearance: The body is hazy with sediment floating around, an orange center with golden edges though it’s opaque. The head is dense and creamy, white hued, with mediocre retention.
Aroma: The aroma is huge sweet/cloying artificial cherry. There are maraschino cherry hints as well as grenadine. It doesn’t smell bad, but definitely way out of balance and far too pungent.
Taste: The flavor is much more balanced than the aroma, but still definitely on the cherry/sweet side. The flavor is like a cherry Dum Dum pop. Not a real thing about it. If they still used real cherries I’d be surprised. They might throw maraschino cherries with the sweet juice in, but I imagine that most of the flavor is artificial.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This used to be a beer that I loved. I’m not sure if it’s changed or if my palate has. This is too artificial for me though to the point of not really wanting to finish it. I see the appeal, it’s just not for me.

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