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RATINGS: 1868   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 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PhatCatt (81) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 Not great, not terrible. But the cherry-beer combo is slightly displeasing, but then again, Im a non-flavored beer kinda dude. Def better than other flavored beers on the market, and although the cherry flavor in this beer is similar to Cherry Coke the drinking experience is not as bad as Cherry Coke, no pungent syrupy taste, this a wheat beer afterall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (455) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I remember drinking this beer about 20 years ago at a hometown bar, pounding about 3-5 drafts at a time while eating yummy fried bar food and sandwiches. Im sure I bought some in the bottle too, but I am doing this review mostly based on old memories...but I dont think the beer has changed since then. Definitely on the lighter side, slightly red, but mostly that pale wheaty color you see from most wheat beers. You do notice the cherry in both the aroma and taste. After a few of them it started to remind me of drinking cherry 7-up. I dont know if its worthy of the "Brewmaster Collection" label, but because of its popularity I can see why. Its a good beer worth trying. I really havent had too many other cherry wheats to compare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Lovely cherry aroma. Dat is it my friends. Just carbonated cherry syrup. Couldnt taste any berr characters. Nah

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
shanoknowsfood (95) - Hawaii, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle at Publix supermarket. Tasted like someone took the liquid from a bottle of Maraschino Cherries, mixed it with some spring water, and then added a tablespoon of alcohol. Terrible! So disappointed...as this was my very first Samuel Adams, and had always wanted to try something brewed by them. Unfortunately this was a bad first experience. Hopefully future ones wont be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (3575) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2015
12 oz bottle. Once you pop the cap off this one you get a huge blast of fresh pie cherry aroma. Lucky for me I really like cherry, otherwise this beer is definitely not for you. Its not like the cherry flavor is subtle. Good morning beer in my opinion. The flavor isnt bad. This is a try once a year beer for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (2215) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle - good size foamy head, hazy dark straw color, big (bigger than expected) cherry aroma and flavor, sweet wheat backbone, ok overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (1047) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Zesty cherry aroma. Golden mild body with a reddish hue and faint haze. White foamed head is strong at first at about two finger height which laces the glass nicely as it reluctantly fades. Mild bitterness. Cherry is noticeable in the taste but not overpowering. Subdued malt character to balance it out. Mild sweetness and light tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
[email protected] Adams Toasts Miami bar, Miami Airport. Amber orangey beer with a light head. The aroma is cherry with sharpness, and the flavour is dry, mildly bitter with plenty of cherry sweetness and a little sourness. Overall a nice variety wheat beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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