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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Very apparent cherry taste up front with some mild wheat flavors. There was some complexity to this beer as it worked through a few different notes. The fruit flavor was much stronger than most other fruit beers. This was very good on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (661) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - APR 4, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma is heavy maraschino cherry and almond extract. Flavor is sweet and nutty with more cherry almond flavor lingering on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PugUglyBrewer (520) - - FEB 21, 2017
Hazy, golden straw color with a short lived head of white foam. Cherries all the way on the aroma. Light cereal grain and cherries on the palate. A moderate harsh burn at the finish. A little syrupy but still friendly enough in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
basaywhat (248) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is dominated by cherry. Flavor is predominantly fruity cherry, with some underlying citrus from the hops. Light bodied with a long cherry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CMcGraw (24) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams tulip glass. Hazy straw color and cherry aroma. First few sips were good but near the end it started to taste more like cherry cough medicine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (3821) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Ive 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (467) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PanMarek (401) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_rookie (532) - 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. Thats 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. Its like your eating cherries, and you need to spit out the pit, but you cant 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, its wet. Its medium bodied.

Overall, its not so good. I anticipated this to be great, but its not. I dont know where they went wrong. Too much cherry, not sweet enough? I would not recommend this. I wont be picking it up again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aggiebob (1047) - 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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