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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen has a traditional spin on a classic American craft brewing style. This crisp, fruity wheat ale is cloudy, because the yeast has not been filtered out. Bavarian Spalt hops give the ale a crisp elegance, that is not bitter and leaves a clean aftertaste. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
355ml bottle. Cloudy yellow colour. Taste was wheaty with some fruit undertones. Body was crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wlajwl (5834) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 Itís alright, tastes as good as a beer should, and definitely one of the better styles from Sammy Adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6301) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 6, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Very light Hefeweizen ale from Sam Adams. Lemon peel nose. Taste is lemon, coriander and peel. Rated 5/10/04

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
williamherbert (1508) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
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.

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