willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From some sort of Brewer's Selection variety 6-pack (I forget exactly). Bottle. Pours and orange-gold hue. Wonderfully clouded with a nebula of yeast dancing in my tumbler glass. The head is huge and brainy, but rather quickly dissipating to a lasting, wispy trace. Smells a bit like a farm during fall harvest, plus apple blossom. Nice. Yeasty aromas, definitely Sam Adams. The flavor falls flat on its face for me, what a let down. Watery mouthfeel but still fairly carbonated and tingly. Bland maltiness from front to back; just hints at ripe yeastiness in its light lemon and carrot cake flavors. Not my favorite style to begin with, but leave it to SA to give me an example tame and plain enough to be a pleasant, no-brainer quaff that I can share with non-beerian friends.
igneous1 (1531) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
color is caramel, very cloudy, and with a pretty decent head. fruit and spice in the aroma are extremely subdued, no real banana or clove. flavor is initially slightly fruity, but quickly just turns to yeast and wheat. not so tasty.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy light yellow orange color. Very little aroma. Flavor is weak at first, thin body, has a pleasant fruity and wheat malt finish. Aside from that wheat finish, nothing much here. This might be more bland than the summer ale, though very similar.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 14, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a golden cloudy color with a dense white head with decent lacing. It has a sweet citrusy aroma to it. Not much is the way of actual taste though, not bad, just not enough taste. Body was quite light. Zero aftertaste.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy golden color with a good sized, small bubbled head. Not much aroma, it is mainly sweet. Stale watery taste, weak ending. Too bad I have another one of these left.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy golden color with a thick head and a basic lemony aroma. This brew was light bodied with a washed out wheat malt flavor and tasted like it had been cut with a little lemon-lime soda. I noticed a slight orange peel bitterness in the finish. Quaffable but anemic.
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
im not a big hefeweizen fan, but it was alright. i found this to be lacking in flavor, body, and alcohol. a disappointment from this brewery
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like most of the ratings, I got a bit of lemon, and found it to be weak and lacking in complexity.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden yellow. Big frothy off white head. Steady carbonation. Light banana, usual Sam Adams wheat grainy mush nose. Nice citrus flavor, light banana, thin light body, finishing dry and quick.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky, light golden lager with a large, frothy, white head. Good retention. Decent lacing. Lemon, white bread and underripe banana in the nose. Well-balanced flavor with a touch of lemon, but thin and watery. Light-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, bone-dry finish.