Beerly Departed - Search The Crypt's Records

Friday, August 28, 2009

Samuel Adams - Cherry Wheat

Dead Soldier  
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Samuel Adams - Cherry Wheat
Boston Beer Company
Boston, MA USA
Brain Damage Quotient = 5.3 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy yellow orange hue.
All you smell is cherries.
Wheat taste and finish that displays cherry flavor as it warms.
Firm head with pretty good lacing.
Light and refreshing mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Everyone doesn't like something. I don't prefer wheat beers, but I really don't like cherries. Never been a big fan of them at all. Well 

hush my mouth! This was really okay, on both fronts. Maybe it takes two negatives multiplied to make a 
positive, like they taught us in math.

Okay, so going into this wasn't going to be easy for me, but plunge right in, I did. Cherries in the smell as you bring it up to you lips. Whammo! Like a big whiff off a box of cough lozenges, it hits your olfactory senses. But the first chill sip, and it's a wheat beer again...a delicious one. But where did the cherries go? Hmmm? As the beer warmed to room temperature, the sips revealed the wheat AND the Michigan cherry sweetness. Darn that Jim Koch! He has won me over again! And he did so with two things that are on my not so favorite list. Must be from the all natural and fresh ingredients they use. I realize my cherry prejudice may have been due to over exposure from imitation cherry flavors all this time.

Go try some...very interesting combo.


  1. Not sure why, but the word "cherry" and "beer" in the same sentence is gag-inducing. I could never imagine liking this beer, but perhaps I'll have to try it now, especially since I actually like cherry-flavored things (and I know how much you usually despise them).

    I'll let you know what I think :)

  2. I totally understand people first impression at the thought of Cherrys and Wheat beer. I thought the same thing. I am also not a fan of Cherry flavor, but YUM, and Refreshing is all i can say. I know many people who love it, and others that can't stand far enough away. But its a beer that everyone should try at least once. I love Sam Adams Beer, and Cherry Wheat is one of my Favorites! Cheers my friends!