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Cherry Wheat Beer - what to do?

Susan627 Dec 1, 2007 04:47 PM

I got some Sam Adams Cherry Wheat hoping it might be similar to a blackberry-wheat beer I had. Ugh - it tastes like cough syrup. I have read the thread regarding what to do with Miller Lite, so in addition to the suggestions there, does anyone have any other ideas since this is a different type beer?

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    Kenji Dec 7, 2007 11:54 AM

    Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat is among the worst five beers I've ever tasted -- owing mainly to the hideous artificial cherry taste. I'm not exaggerating; I dumped my sample of it down the drain.

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    1. re: Kenji
      Chinon00 Dec 7, 2007 04:39 PM

      It is definitely a "2nd Stage of Beer Appreciation" level beer.

    2. Bat Guano Dec 7, 2007 09:02 AM

      Oh, lord. I spent a week in Newark airport one afternoon, and the only alternative to Bud Light (in the Sam Adams bar!) was this Cherry Wheat swill. What to do with it? I don't know. Give it to someone you don't like very much?

      1. shellshock24 Dec 6, 2007 03:41 PM

        Wow, I love this beer. This is the first beer I tried in college that led me down the slipperly slope of becoming a beer geek.

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          almccasland Dec 2, 2007 03:42 PM

          I had a similar reaction to that beer and ended up using it for beer bread. It worked wonderfully!

          1. Josh Dec 2, 2007 07:57 AM

            It'd probably work well in some kind of sweet fritter batter.

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            1. re: Josh
              MVNYC Dec 2, 2007 09:01 AM

              That is a good idea. You can do some fried bananas with the batter and serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Maybe drizzle some good honey on top.

            2. Chinon00 Dec 1, 2007 06:28 PM

              As before with the Miller lite you might be able to use it in a sauce for pork, along with raisins, prunes, etc.

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