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RATINGS: 1866   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Never been one for fruit beers, but this cherry beer wasn't too bad. It is better than the cranberry lambic put out by Sam.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
tennmonkey (11) - USA - JAN 12, 2004
I'm not much of one for fruit flavored beers, but I do like this one. It has a strong beer flavor with slight hint of cherry. But Sam Adams is the only beer that gives me a hang over, so just be ready to taste this the next day (all day).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
As fruit beers go, I consider this to be a pleasant example. Definitive cherry aroma over mild wheat malt smells fresh, not artificial. Flavor delivers with nice wheat in front and fruit finish. Crisp, light mouthfeel seems appropriate, almost like a lambic. Good stuff.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a golden orange liquid with a small amount of off-white head that dissipates quickly to near nothing but leaves a thin film. Aroma is of overpowering cherry making anything else unidentifyable. Flavor is of a small cherry and wheat, surprisingly. Not bad, but watered down and not memorable. Sampled at 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thedm (5887) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Thie bottled brew, marked best before feb 2004, poured a medium sized head of foamy white colored mostly lasting finely sized bubbles that left behind a dark yellow transparent softly carbonated body and a fair lace. The aroma is wonderfully full of cherries, but the mouthfeel is harsh and the flavor is malty acidic cherry and unrefined. Not one of my favorite fruit beers at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6070) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Thanks to CAPTRON for this beer! I haven't had this in years. And like CAPTRON said, it is like reuniting with an old friend. Pours an reddened gold with a small white head. Nice cherry nose. Maraschino cherries, perhaps? Sweet but not over the top candied cherry taste along with some grain and malt. Lighter body than I recall. Very easy to drink beer and one of SA's better beers IMHO. Nice to have this again. If only I could get the Double Bock and Scotch Ale....

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CAPTRON (8) - POQUOSON, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2003 does not count
This is one of my all time favorites. I recently picked up a case after a one year hiatus due to distribution issues. The aroma is rich with cherries and the flavor is a satisfying offset of fruit and wheat. Popping open one last night was like reuniting with an old friend.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Suprisingly light in color and thin. Overly carbonated. Smells of cherry candy. This brew tastes slightly artificial and is very sweet. An okay brew but there are far superior cherry and fruit beers to be had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2003
This is personally one of my all time favorite classics from Samuel Adams. The taste has a nice malty flavor with a hint of cherries. The head on this beer stays throughout the whole drink. Very good.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Had this reccomended by a co-worker who said it had a good well rounded flavor and aroma. I personally wasn't impressed at all and I wish I would have just bought the regular lager with my money. I'll give it to him, the aroma was very appetizing, but the taste to me was just something totally different and unexpected. I was hoping for something a little sweet and smooth, what I got was something that tasted like a diluted beer/cough syrup mix. I'd skip this one.


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