PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 Rerate Just not as crazy about wheat ales in general anymore - ddecent, similar flavor as before, does not look quite as nice Original 3.4 Beautiful creamy, thick white head sits on top of the cloudy golden pour. Aroma, while fresh, is not remarkable, faint grassy notes. Flavor is a bit off, the "grains of paradise" which is the spice in here according to the label, leaves a slight off taste in my opinion. Overall, not a bad wheat - just expected a bit more.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I definitely feel this is underrated at 38.4 percentile. I good summer ale, with citrus hints an a tangy taste. Seems like if there was just a something little more in the aftertaste, it would be great, but instead it is good.
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice summer brew but nothing to write home about. Pours to a golden color with a slight haze with a bubbly white head that sits on top. Nice belgian lace. Taste is pretty straight forward lemony spice with a slight hop kick. I think that it's missing something though.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2003 Creamy gold color suggests a complex taste. The head remains thick. Smell is fruity. Taste is pleasantly carbonated with a very fulfilling and long finish. Bitter aftertaste. Very good brew.
Update: This was my first wheat beer, which has become one of my favorite styles. I was a little too enamored with it at the beginning, so I have lowered the rating to correspond with other wheats.
Diablokev (147) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is light with hints of fruit lemon, hpos. The appearance is a lightly cloudy gold, with a thin white head. The flavor is crisp and clean, with hints of lemmon. The beer is crisp and easy to drink. Overall very nice.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite Sam Adams product, but still pretty good nonetheless. Good color with a light, somewhat, fruity taste. A bit fizzy. would probably be better appreciated on a hot day than a week after the snow melted.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice light golden color. Light sweet and fruity flavor with strong spicy notes that I did not enjoy. Probably better than some others
for sipping in the sun, but the spice ruined overall impression.
raymow (813) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice!. Great flavor and aroma. The only flaw that I could find was that it had a cloudy appearance - but the taste more than makes up for it.
nshack (13) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sweet malty and citrusy aroma. Smelled like a wit beer should. It was cloudy and light straw color. The flavor was wit but with a tarter citrus bitterness that seemed a bit out of place. It was like the pith in the orange peel. The taste stayed in my mouth beyond the beer and it wasn't the best part.
Overall, it was refreshing, but I have had better wit beers.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 One of the few Sam Adams I liked...subtle spiciness with a light lemony flavor. Definately a good one for after a day of lawnmowing.