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 (2100) - 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 (9549) - 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.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2004 Pretty simple clean, refreshing aroma, no excessive banana clove thing, very American wheat like. Hazy light apricot color. Tastes light and clean, could be slammed ferociously in midsummer heat. Tastes similar to Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, but not as citric. Very simple and refreshing, the way I like my wheats. Spalt hops are a nice change from the normal Tett or Hallertau.
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not a wheat beer fan. But this was different. The taste was almost light and had a honey like aftertaste.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, weizen glass. Wheaty malt (L); banana, clove aromas. Simple, clean aroma. Large, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a deep, hazy, straw body. Moderately sweet throughout with a nice wheaty tang in the finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: I wouldn't have known this was a Sam Adams.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle, part of the "brewmasters collection" which also of course includes the "light." I'm prejudiced already. But it looks good. Bright golden/orange opacity, topped my mountains of zesty foam. So far... but the nose is pretty boring and simple, lemony, weak, no real hint of spice. Thin and weak on the tongue, too, I'm afraid. There is a little bite towards the end, and I can taste some breadiness and banana, but ultimately this seems closer to the beer of a mundane brewpub that tries to hit all the most popular easy-drinking styles so as not to scare away the Coors drinkers. Not foul, not bad, not unpleasant; just sitting there like a lump of nothing.