Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat follows the centuries old American tradition of brewing beer with native ingredients, in this case Michigan cherries. 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. A touch of honey is also added for sweetness. Cherry Wheat is a part of the Samuel Adams Brew-master’s Collection.
Cherry Wheat is obviously a wheat beer but can also be categorized as a Fruit Beer. It pours a hazy reddish golden amber color with a small white head that dissipates very quickly but leaves a very nice lacing. It smells very strongly of cherries, you can almost smell the wheat but the cherry is too over-powering.
This is another beer that was just too sweet for me. Granted it was 1,000 times better than Shiner Black Lager. I think it might go well with a very salty meal. Maybe potato chips even but it’s not very good as a stand alone. It does have a good flavor to it, it’s not the actual flavor I have issue with, it’s the over-whelming sweetness.
It’s pretty smooth and has a strong taste of cherries. There is a bit of wheat undertones but the cherry is overwhelming. I probably would have loved this beer a great deal more when I first started drinking. I wasn’t so crazy about beer at that point and only wanted the drinks that were sickly sweet.