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 (4772) - Beloit, Wisconsin, 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.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange in color with a fairly impressive white head. Spritzy, lemony aroma with mild hops and yeast in the background. Not very complex. Some yeast and malt in the flavor profile. Dominated by lemony flavors. Not great, but not bad for an American Wheat.
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head and nice persistant lace. Aroma is of yeast, light fruit and banana. Hops hit you up front followed by a smooth, yeasty finish. Not much wheat evident to me. An odd take on a hefe... when warmed it more closely resembles the style though. Overall, I liked it... once again sam adams does not disappoint. I'll buy it again.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden in color,hazy,with a small white head.Aroma is grassy with a hint of clove.Flavor is bready/yeasty,slight clover characr,with very minimal fruit,possibly banana.Clean dry finish.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Has a clouded orangish color and a metallic smell. The taste is not as
thick as I like for a wheat and it has a metallic aftertaste which I also do
not like. Overall a pretty poor hefeweizen.