dunn4040 (125) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat used to be one of my go-to beers before I truly became acquainted with craft beers. I figured it was time to revisit one of my old favorites, to see how itís held up in my mind over time.
Pours a pale honey color with a thin white head that seems to be sticking around pretty well. Aroma is cherry sweet tarts, cereal, and some light malts. Flavor is tart cherry, bread, and the slightest hint of hops that you really have to look for. Nothing really special but it is very refreshing. I donít get the medicinal cherry flavor that most reviews complain on. If anything it is more a sour/tart flavor. The beer is very carbonated and has a medium body. Overall, this beer is very enjoyable. Itís definitely not the best fruit beer Iíve ever had but itís refreshing and hits the spot after a long day at work.
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of cherry soda/syrup and wheat. Flavors of cherries, plastic, straw with some bitter herbal in the finish
OK, not my thing though
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is an easy drinking beer that taste like a cherry soda. Malty base and little hop flavor.
JonnyMadison (38) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very medicinal tasting. The cherry flavor dominates and tastes synthetic. Perhaps fine to try a sip of someone elseís bottle, but you punish yourself by finishing this bottle.
lana5 (17) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of cherries with a yellow color. Sweet beer with a smooth finish. Not hoppy at all. Very tasty.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent lumpy, all white head. Slightly cloudy with an orange, light amber color.
Cherry sweetness in the aroma that reminds me of Kool-Aid, albeit a little more sour. No perceptible hop. No perceptible wheat (which is okay with me).
Like a sweettart, strong fruity sweetness that gives way to a lip puckering sourness that lasts through the aftertaste. Thereís a thin film left on the palate after the swallow.
Not as sour as a lambic, not as refreshing as a pilsner, this beer has a niche in between. A pleasant change of pace.
ColovianTrader (278) - - JAN 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Moderate grains and wheat, a little malty as well. Itís all overshadowed by a too sweet, almost medicinal cherry flavor. Itís drinkable, but doesnít feel like beer.
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a clear golden amber with good effervescence and a thin white head. A pungent sweet cherry aroma and a sweet fruity taste. This beer is kind of what coolers are to wine. Itís drinkable, but not quite a beer to me.
pablo951 (459) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it from a bottle. BAM, your nostrils filled with Cherry, Shazam! Pours a clear amber hue with a medium head that dissipates quickly but doesnít fade away. The taste is smooth and crisp nd not overbearing on the cherry.
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.