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RATINGS: 1866   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
KoRoBeNiKi (150) - 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 didnt 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, its 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 (1565) - 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 (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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
scoth (673) - 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 (270) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (7570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (5105) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (3018) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Cherry aromas with a faint bit of grain detectable. Tastes is overly sweet and medicine-like on the palate. Finish is lightly dry. Sickeningly cherry sweetness is overpowering.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MisterMoose (2) - Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
I cracked one of these open after a recommendation from a buddy. Good lord, was that a mistake. It pours a hazy golden color with a minimal head. The aroma is of cherry cough drop, and in the worst way possible. Upon tasting, there is a fleeting taste of a wheat beer before becoming over-powered by the taste of cherry cough syrup. This beer, for me, was wretched. I was unable to finish it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2015
12 oz refrigerated bottle poured into a weissbier glass. Pretty good looking. Clear and light golden. Fairly clear, though a tad hazy. Solid lasting white two-finger hear. Nose is strong sweet cherry and wheat. Body is appropriate, though a tad thin. Dry. Almost crisp, but not quite. Taste is also sweet cherry and wheat. Not the most complex beer, but enjoyable and refreshing nonetheless.

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