HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Cloudy yellow colour. Taste was wheaty with some fruit undertones. Body was crisp.
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a fizzy medium white head. Aroma is grass, wheat, and orange peel. Flavor is orange peel, wheat, and grass. Light/medium body.
wlajwl (5547) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Has the basic background, very background, of a hefeweizen, just not authentic and way too much like a regular American Wheat ale.
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy golden color with white head. Nose is citrus, malt, some banana, some spice. taste is much the same, malty sweetness with the occasional hint of citrus and spice. Clean finish. Their jumping off point for several seasonal fruity offerings.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy yellow pour, white head. Aroma is bubblegum, clove, touch of banana. Taste is sweet, bubblegum, standard hefeweizen tastes, but an extremely sweet version. Average at best.
bpreo (2459) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 Itís alright, tastes as good as a beer should, and definitely one of the better styles from Sammy Adams.
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím glad that they classify this as a Wheat Ale and NOT a true Hefe. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy white head that disappears quickly. Lemon citrus aroma, laced with a hint of yeast and sweet malt. Weak body reveals a lemony flavor that finishes with a hint of cloves. Needs more body, breadiness, herbal presence. Still, easy drinking and smooth. An OK starter beer. NOT Sam Adams best offering.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nicely with four finger head. Good head retention with sudsy lacing. Coloring is deep caramel.
Smell is a bit fruity with a hint of lemon.
Taste begins with a bit of fruit and finishes with a nice lemony bitterness.
The mouthfeel is average.
Drinkability is pretty high. I would recommend this a bit higher than the other reviewers. Of course, Iíve not tried many Hefeweizens before so the taste may not satisfy an expert. Not real sure, but I like it just the same
jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light Hefeweizen ale from Sam Adams. Lemon peel nose. Taste is lemon, coriander and peel. Rated 5/10/04
williamherbert (1477) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2007: The look is super cloudy. The color is light, golden. Some carbonation can be seen behind the thick wall of beer. Head is light, and goes away quickly. The liquid almost looks suspended; impossibly thick.
Under the wheaty base there is a heavy banana smell; it wafts above the glass. Lots of banana aroma, but a dry wheat base. Still, too fruity for the likes of me.
Has equal parts wheat and banana in flavor. The wheat offers a needed dry balance, but the banana is still #1 in this glass. It mellows as it warms, but itís still just far too much for me. Itís slightly below average for a Hef, because itís so overpowering. There is also some orange that gets buried.
Itís actually dry for a Hef, which is a good thing. The yeast and wheat counter the fruit in the feel. Overall itís a bit cloying. Too sweet. Standard hef fare, I guess. Banana, lots of wehat, but way too much sweetness, even for a hefeweizen.