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RATINGS: 1810   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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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1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ekarmst (44) - Ames, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2012
The base beer style is not discernible over the nasty Christmas candy cherry flavor. Artificial cherry flavorings only make this wheat beer worse. This is one beer to avoid. I only have this because it was in a mixed 12 pack that contained the much better East West Koelsch.


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BOSSbrewer (1478) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (472) - - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a hazy orangish-amber. Aroma is cherries and some wheat. Taste is sweet with a little tartness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
keanex (1392) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
reberiii (309) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
This one isn’t good. It reminds me of the cherry from a cherry Coke Zero and Corn Pops. Which is odd, almost adjuncty.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dacrza (493) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: June 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Lindemans flute... OCCASION: post-baseball banquet unwinding...APPEARANCE: hazy, cloudy off-yellow body; slight effervescence; nice, thick, somewhat rocky snow white head; reasonable, patterned lacing... AROMA: tart punch of cherries, yes--slightly malty, bready scents underscore the equally understated hops--but mostly, cherries... PALATE: medium-bodied, fizzy, carbonated--not as refreshing as expected, but more body too... TASTE: malt profile disrupts the cherry prominence, as does the honey which forms a funky, unsettled finish...some cardboard notes further damn the experience... OVERALLL: things were going well for this wheat--which is much better than Sam’s cherry lambic--until I actually tasted it: a medicinal introduction, a drag of an aftertaste, and not really much to savor in between...and isn’t taste just about everything?

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
guil0000 (246) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a bit hazy golden with a bit of red tint with a small white head. Nose is cherry cough syrup. Very sweet mouthfeel with a tart finish. Not very good

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12 oz bottle from a friend The beer poured a cloudy amber with a white frothy head and lacing. The aroma of cherries with bread greets you. the medium body beer has light carbonation. This is just not my type of beer. The taste of cherries is present with sweet after tones. The finish was sweet with cherries in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (490) - - JUN 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-6-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades over a few minutes to give a medium amount of lacing. Smell – Sweet cherries aromas are big and bold. They are matched with a nice bready and sugary smell which well al combined create an enjoyable cherry bread aroma. Taste – It begins with a sweeter bready and malty flavor. This malty flavor has hints of darker frits which develop more and more as the taste advances. In the beginning there is some cherry, raisin, and plum. As the taste advances the cherry strengths at the expense f the other fruit flavors and is accompanied by a lighter brown sugar taste. At the end the big cherry with the still very present bready base leaves a clean cherry bread taste on the tongue. It a very linger and delicious end. Mouthfeel – A slightly higher than average body thickness with a medium level of carbonation. The average carbonation is perfect as it makes it a very refreshing brew, while the body really allows those nice flavors to sit on the tongue and soak in. Overall – With great flavor, aroma, mouthfeel and price this is one of the best fruit beers out there. It is a great balance between malt and fruit making this one fantastic and great drinking brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
12oz bottle from a Wegman’s in Buffalo, NY. A hazy orange pour with a thin white head; aroma of ground almonds; cherry bakewell tart aroma - that’s ground almonds and sweet cherries; and a sweet cherry finish. DRinkable, but not what I was expecting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Not gonna lie, I scarfed a six’er of this tart while demolishing a whole rotisserie chicken and it was excellent. I don’t think this beer is award winning but it ain’t too shabby for what it claims to be. Hazy light amber with rouge hues and a frisky white head. Tart cherries and wheat tickle the sniffer. Wood, vanilla, lemon wheat and cherries dance on the tongue. A lively carbonation and balanced taste make it highly drinkable and a great aid to washing down depressing chicken dinners all alone.


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