This week's Sunday Night Suds review looks at Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat.
This past shabbos, our company brought us some delectable cherry strudel along with a six pack of Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat. While Mrs A's baking was quite delicious and could go with any meal, the Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat cannot.
The problem with fruit beer is that the brewers often make it so sweet that it can't be consumed with food. While some brews have a mild flavor which complement food, most are so strong that they can only be imbibed as an apertif as they are basically sodas or wine coolers with a little beer flavor mixed in.
The Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat is certainly more of the latter than the former. If you are a fan of strong cherry flavor and want a little kick, then this beer is for you. I opted to serve this after the fish course at lunch before the cholent and main. I have yet to find a food which would go with this beer, but if you have any ideas, please feel free to comment on this post.
Samuel Adams Pale Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K. However, unlike many other Samuel Adams brews, this bottle does have the Star-K certification mark on the label.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the Cherry Wheat, please follow this link - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/108.
PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE - The Star-K has informed me that the Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is Dairy - Chalav Stam. Although the Chocolate Bock status as kosher and Dairy is not yet listed in the Star-K LOC posted on the website (http://www.star-k.org/loc/kosher_letter_6635_bostonbeercompany.pdf) the beer is in fact dairy.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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