Had some good beer o’clock beer at the office today as an end of *my* workweek wind-down. First up was another beer from our friends at Samuel Adams. These folks have had a good showing on the blog and today is going to be no exception. Another beer from their Brewmaster’s Collection, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat graced the desk today.
At 5.35% ABV, their Cherry Wheat isn’t a strong beer, but it makes up for that in complexity and full flavor. No glass, but even smelling through the bottle produced some good cherry aroma. So… first taste hit and hit hard. Moderately strong cherry flavor but not sweet… more like a good, fresh cherry pie that was home made and not with a lot of sugar so a bit of the cherry tartness remained. Definitely not the candy or cough syrup cherry flavor that I am just not a big fan of. Cherry led to a solid wheat beer undertone to finish off the mouthful and leave a very pleasant aftertaste.
There were some pretty mixed emotions on this, but one of the tasters in the room that usually doesn’t like beer thought this was good stuff. Another member of the team that had polished off 4 over the last week 🙂 also thought this was great. Better than great, actually. I will absolutely buy this again… a six pack, for sure.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again