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RATINGS: 1860   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
retinadoc (209) - - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Distinct cherry nose, average carbonation. Slightly sweet cherry is predominant flavor, with subdued SA base of toasted caramel and hops. Slightly acidic finish. Better rendering than the SA Cranberry, but not as tasty as SA Blueberry, which is my favorite SA fruit beer. (So far.)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aggiebob (631) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Gold in color with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruity with a strong cherry cough syrup flavoring.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Larry_Duffman (321) - - APR 10, 2016
I forgot how much I dislike this beer. I had it from the bottle. The aroma is artificial cherry. The taste is overly sweet and artificial cherry and wheat. It’s thick and syrupy. This beer is so overly sweet and heavy. It’s probably the worst beer Sam Adams has to offer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Quick3Beers (808) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Pours a hazy dark straw from a bottle. I’m going to be honest here, this is a horrible beer. Tastes like cough syrup, just....just horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gespuccian (105) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2016
I can see how this is popular for the masses - it’s got a Blue Moon-like fruitiness going on with all the cherries. But it’s probably a little to heavy on the bready wheat flavor for the masses, and definitely too heavy on the sweet cherry flavor for beer geeks. I guess it’s an alright beer, but it’s just kind of, I don’t know, weird. Like it doesn’t know if it wants to appeal to the masses or to beer snobs, and so frankly it doesn’t do either very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Amber... Sweet vanilla coke nose... Soft sweet fruits... Light fruits.. Light herbal cherry... Bit blah... But soft herbal cherry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
packers188 (52) - - JAN 9, 2016
Nez: tres cerise Visuel: legere effervescente, legere dentelle couleur orange Gout: un gout tres leger cerise, tres bonne biere buvable lete, tres raffrechissante

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
olenickj (40) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Aroma: sweet cherries, kinda pleasant. App: murky gold, medium white head. Taste: like cherry syrup, almost tastes like cough medicine but not quite as thick. Palate: Thick, almost like a porter. Highly carbonated. Short finish. Overall: Barely drinkable quite frankly. I can see the appeal for people who don’t like good beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1561) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Hazy gold pour with a white head. The is very close to a cherry Jolly Rancher. It has a medium body with average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some light tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (1476) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
12oz Flasche. Braun-rotes Bier mit luftigem Schaum. Kräftiger Kirschduft. Geschmack herbe Kirsche an der Grenze zur kandierten Kirsche. Im Abgang auch Hefe und etwas Säure. Mir hat es geschmeckt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BEERBRO88 (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
Very smooth and easy drinking beer, the taste reminds me of a cherry dr.pepper without the sweetness of it. Would recommend.

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