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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 12:24 AM


Had this on draft at a local bar, Pub 21, a favorite hang out for me and my pals. I had never had it before so I decided I would do a review on it. This is Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat, which is only the second Samuel Adams beer I've ever had... 

This is a wheat beer from the Boston Beer Company. It has 5.4% ABV. It receives a B- on Beer Advocate, and is classified on there as a Fruit/Vegetable Beer (because of the cherry).

As I watched the bartender pour this from the tap I noticed it poured a hazy amber color, and was unfiltered. Typical wheat beer. The bartender added the cherries, to the glass. It had a pretty nice, white head on it, which receded after a few minutes, but never fully went away, and even at the end of the glass, left a very nice amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The smell was really of nothing but wheat and cherries. Nothing else really stood out, except for a slight, tiny amount of hops. 

The taste was of cherries and a wheat undertone with maybe a tiny hint of citrus in the background, but this was quickly masked by the slight bitterness from the hops. It paired quite well with the mini burgers I had for my dinner...

Good balance of cherry and wheat flavors make this a very nice, very drinkable, very refreshing beer. Smooth taste and very smooth clean aftertaste. I give it a GLASS FULL. I'm really starting to enjoy Samuel Adams beers, and look forward to trying more in the future.

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