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RATINGS: 1852   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeasonalAleMan (6) - USA - DEC 29, 2005
Great flavor, does not have that bitter taste most beers and ales have. The aroma is unique and pleasent. Taste is a mixture of wheat/cherry (hents the name "cherry wheat"). Very good on any ocation. Would buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (726) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Cheery syrup added t a light beer, my opinion. Very artificial, weird palate, highly carbonated but could not get past medicinal cherry cough syrup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McGarnigle (593) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Strong cherry aroma. Drinking this, I would definitely ID it as cherry, although I don’t know if it tastes like "real" cherries. The problem is it’s sweet and feels a bit thick, undercutting any refreshment value. Would have benefitted from a bit of tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours cloudy with foamy white head. Aroma of cherries. Tastes of cherries, medium sweetness. I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Fizzy brown beer. Smells of artificial cherries and sugar, almost like cherry cough syrup or those cherry cordials. Taste is the same. Palate is off-putting due to the cloying sweetness from the artificial flavors. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was from some other Macro brewery like Am-Bev. Then again, if it was, it would have been at least watery enough to drink. With this much sweetness, it’s frankly intolerable and this is sad as I love the taste of fresh cherries. One of few beers I could not finish. One of, if not the least favorite beer I have had thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (831) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
I had this beer at the Carolina Ale House in Columbia, SC. Served from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The aroma was of wheat and cherry extract, not bad. Appearance- The beer had a nice golden color. Taste- This was the drawback for me, the flavor was overpowering on the fake cherry flavoring. Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. Overall- A good beer, but you have to be in the mood for this cheery beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
poured from a bottle. Amber straw color with thin white head that has slight lacing. Bread, honey, and a strong cherry in the nose, Cracker, biscuit, and honey come out the most in the malt sweetness but is quickly overpowered by a very strong cherry flavor. I think its the fashion of the cherry that is a little off for me cause i really enjoy the fruit. Seems artificial almost like cough syrup.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours clear orange amber with a diminishing white head. Strong maraschino cherry aroma with some far away notes of biscuit and grass. Light, watery body, light carbonation. Mildly sweet, low bitter finish. Not overly sweet, but the cherry is overwhelming and sickeningly artificial smelling. Definitely one brew to drink from the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
78samh (231) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2015
12 oz bottle pours light yellow. Cherries are prevalent throughout the aroma and taste. Light body and mild finish. Weird and artificial cherry tastes makes this not very enjoyable. Not so good.

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