hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated 10-24-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small off-white head with a short retention, cloudy body, spotty amounts of lacing, and no visible carbonation. The Aroma is wheat, hints of bananas, lemons, malt, and some spice. The Taste mimics the Aromas. The Palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. In conclusion, this beer falls short for the way it taste.
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, lemon and creamy wheat. Creamy wheat flavor with lemon character before a semi-dry and creamy finish.
Niko100 (2142) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, yeast, & lemon; Flavor of wheat, citrus (notably lemon), and light grain; Finish is a bit acidic; Decent.
drsordr (1345) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle pour clear yellow. Nose supposed to smell like lemon and wheat, but to me smelled like a urinal. Taste had chemically tart lemon and slight chlorine finish. Had to drain pour this one
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pale golden color with a light haze and lots of bubbles. A finger of creamy white head. The lemon is strong in the aroma, along with a little maltiness, and lighter florals. Taste is more wheat oriented than the aroma would suggest; wheat, light grass, and just enough lemon/citrus to notice. Sessionable.
rocbyter (1921) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet wheat aroma with hints of lemon. Cloudy golden color with a medium white head. Mild sweet cardboard flavor with a sticky palate.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass.
Ah, itís been too long since Iíve had a Sam Adams... I wound up getting a Brewmaster Variety Pack. This was included with Irish Red and Latitude 48 IPA -- the latter of which Iíve already had.
Appearance: Thereís next to no head on this beer... none at all. Itís very thing and wispy. As for the lacing, thereís none of that to speak of. The color of the beer is nice... a hazy yellow color that reminds me of Mountain Dew when I put it up to the light.
Smell: Very wheat-heavy, with traces of citrus in there as well. Pleasant, but nothing overpowering or too exciting.
Taste: Above average, but nothing thatíll make your pupils dilate. I feel like this could well be Samuel Adamís summer beer because itís really easy to drink. Clean, wheaty, citrusy... tasty.
Mouthfeel: Watery, with mild carbonation, but smooth as it foams up a bit on your tongue. Pretty average.
Overall, I really like Coastal Wheat. Far from my favorite Sam Adams beer, but Iíll have no problem drinking the other thatís in the six-pack. Another good offering from S.A.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Hazy yellow appearance, decent-size head. Yeasty aromas with a bit of spice. I didnít get too much of the lemon taste, but it definitely has "wheat-y" roots. Itís not bad, but Iíd rather drink a real hefeweizen, or a witbier - not this.
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow orange body with a one finger fizzy white head that left a little sticky lacing. The nose on this one just doesít do it for me. It smells like a box of lemonheads dissolved in instant lemonade powder with just a light bit of yeast and wheat. The flavor is thankfully a little bit more toned down in the lemon than the aroma up front, but it does finish a bit like lemon Pledge. Thereís a yeast slurry flavor that permeates throughout, but it seems to just add a bit of weirdness to the whole mix of things. Light bodied with a slightly creamy texture and soft fizzy carbonation. This one was a pretty big flop for me. If I wanted to drink instant lemonade, I wouldnít have opened a beer.
Strangebrewer (947) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Poured straw coloured with a thin white head. Light malt aroma. Thin mouthfeel, tight carbonation, slightly dry finish. Taste is lightly lemony with pale malt.