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RATINGS: 1868   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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2.6
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.

2.6
McGarnigle (649) - 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.

3.2
ozzy70 (1081) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours cloudy with foamy white head. Aroma of cherries. Tastes of cherries, medium sweetness. I enjoyed this beer.

0.5
KoRoBeNiKi (157) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2017 Tried a little again. Lowered score but made my review a little less offensive. If you had cherry Robitussin or something similar, as a kid you’ll probably hate this. Smells of artificial cherries, light almonds "marzipan," almost like cherry cough syrup or those cherry cordials. Taste is the same. Palate is off-putting due to the cloying sweetness from the seemingly artificial flavors. 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. By price and almost by flavor my least favorite beer I have had thus far.

3.7
ordybill (1731) - 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.

1.9
DuchessOfIowa (161) - 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.

1.9
scoth (682) - 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.

2.6
78samh (287) - 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.

3.1
bytemesis (8219) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle with thanks to Brian. Pours clear orange, small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is strong maraschino cherry, some wheat. Flavor is light plus sweet, a misplaced sharp vegetal bitternes, cherries, wheat. Light body, well carbonated. Interesting.

3.6
superspak (5497) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of black cherry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of black cherry and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of black cherry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of black cherry and bready malt flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a good fruit wheat beer. All around good balance and robustness of black cherry and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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