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RATINGS: 1764   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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2.9
Jow (4035) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2016
I’ve had this many times prior but I guess I never rated so grabbed a supermarket since looking for tick in that weak place is difficult. Straw colored. Tastes of straw amd Cheryl an wheat, nose is fruitlet that flavor. Finishes a tad medicinal.

3.7
OnTheTrail (560) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours hazy dark yellow, medium white head. Aroma is overwhelming sweet cherries, barest hint of wheat and honey. Taste is wheat, honey, spicy hops, and cherry, not as sweet as might have been expected from the aroma. Mouthfeel is light to medium. Bether than I expected. Taste could come together better though. I may like this more than some do because of memories of childhood Dr Peppers.

3.4
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Cloudy yellow pour with a thin off-wheat head. Cherry dominates the aroma. The cherry hits your taste buds first. The cherry is pie like and the wheat backbone keeps it in check.

2.6
PanMarek (462) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Strong cherry nose with touches of hops and wheat. Pours cloudy, dark golden with persistent white foam. Soft, slightly sticky mouth feel with moderate carbonation. The cherry flavor is strong, almost candy-like. The finish is surprisingly dry, but the effect overall is disappointing. The cherry needs some acid to balance it.

2.8
beer_rookie (640) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours a very hazy dark golden color. About two fingers eggshell head. Fair retention, fair lacing.

Aroma is of cherries, and wheat. That’s about all. Smells pretty good.

Taste is bittersweet cherries. I taste the wheat in there too. Oh, it tastes like fruitcake. Meh.

Mouthfeel is kinda blah. It’s like your eating cherries, and you need to spit out the pit, but you can’t at the moment. So you walk around with the pit in your mouth, and you get that papery bitterness...you know what I mean. Well, it’s wet. It’s medium bodied.

Overall, it’s not so good. I anticipated this to be great, but it’s not. I don’t know where they went wrong. Too much cherry, not sweet enough? I would not recommend this. I won’t be picking it up again.

2.3
Aggiebob (1252) - 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.

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Larry_Duffman (584) - - 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.

0.9
Quick3Beers (1360) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 600th US rating. 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.

2.1
Gespuccian (141) - 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.

2.9
cgarvieuk (25744) - 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


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