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RATINGS: 1765   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2003
This is a pretty good beer, but it doesn't seem to be very wheaty. It's light amber in color with a decent head. Finish is dry. all in all a good beer.

drjay44 (3801) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained off white head, with no lacing, over a hazy dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is heavy drug store type cherry, minimal malts and hops......taste is sweet, but slightly sour pie cherry, with mild malt tones, finishing with almost hints of hops......mouth feel, light watery body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. The base wheat beer is too light for the style, with utter fruit domination. Also the label on the bottle has been completely changed from the initial picture. BJCP 5/3/9/4/5

Luvystypotables (2047) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2017
A sickly sweet artificial cherry smell, pours a pinkish red color with a thin white head. Taste is awful, sweet lasting, (very long lasting) cherry koolaid taste. Watery body with a never ending cherry after taste. I had to have an IPA to get the taste out of my mouth.

nathanvc (647) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle from Vons, Las Vegas. Drunk from the bottle. The aroma contains (sour) cherry, wheat, marzipan and hops. It tastes medium to heavy sweet, toning down to light sour and light bitter. The finish is astringent, dry and crisp. A bit harsh on the tongue. Light body, slick/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Not very nice to drink.

ironprog (89) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2017
12 oz. bottle. AROMA: Strong cherry scent with some wheat undertones. APPEARANCE: Slightly hazy with an orangeish-gold color. The head is crisp-white, tall, and has a tight froth that dissipates slowly. TASTE: Medium sweet with just the right balance of cherry flavor (not too much, not too little). PALATE: Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture. Average carbonation and a slow finish with more of that cherry sweetness. OVERALL: The cherry flavor is not over-powering, nor is it overly sweet. Which makes for a very refreshing beer on a hot day!

gripweed57 (2805) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2017
From old tasting notes. Bright yellow gold color. Thick creamy white head. Sweet cherry aroma. Interesting cherry malt flavor with hints of almond and coconut. Dryish hop finish.

Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Hazy orange, long lasting foam. Smells of cough drops, cherry cough drops and wheat. Same with the taste and I like. Colour me strange.

sloth (2930) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Smells and tastes like cherry flavored cough syrup. WTF is up with that. Glad i didn’t actually have to pay for this crap. Still better than bud light though.

rollinsr (814) - 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

PugUglyBrewer (765) - - 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.

basaywhat (306) - 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.

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