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RATINGS: 1822   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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2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hman43 (386) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
A very powerful cherry smell with a whiff of honey. A light golden color with not a strong head, but one that does cling to the glass. The taste has too much cherry which drowns out the hops flavoring. Mediocre, probably great if you love a beer that tastes more like a cherry soda.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cafgen (143) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
A nice golden color with a one finger head. Aroma is totally cherry with a hint of almonds. Taste is cherry and a some wheat. A good beer but after two is too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (831) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle). Sampled at Marks house. I like the concept and style but the cherry flavor seemed artificial. Worthy of a second sample come next summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
APDBEERGUY (1) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
This beer is quite unique. It has the aroma of cherry vanilla but is not over powering. It has been described as tasting like cough syrup but this is not the case. It has a doughy-ness and cereal taste that I would expected in a wheat beer but the use of cherries really makes it unique and one of my favorite beers. Its not too light not too heavy. I really would consider this a dessert beer if there is such a thing, but it would work just as well to have with a burger or just drink by its self.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
not a huge fan of the foofy (ie-fruit) beers, but this one works well enough. Nice balance between the crispness of the wheat, malt and the tartness of the cherries. not bad."

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
umich03jm (2118) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a nice creamy head that fades slowly. Aroma is just straight up cherry extract. Tastes like cherry extract as well with a light grainy base beer. Very sweet. Not smooth. Hate this beer. Why did someone have to leave this at my house and make me rate it?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (894) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
bottle. Poured clear amber with a small white head. Maraschino cherry aroma. Light body, creamy mouthfeel with a light dry finish. Candied cherry flavour over a malted wheat base, slight peppery finish.

5
   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!!!!

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (13029) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doofgoblin (322) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4760) - 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.


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