MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured orange-ish with thin white head. Has mild fruity notes with a little apple and lemon. A decent refreshing beer but nothing knocked my socks off.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not very good. Very musty like Widmer hefe. They added some spice and lemon zest. Would never buy it. A waste of time and calories
TheBeerGod (5595) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish to golden orange with a whitish head. The aroma has a slight hop hint along with malt and a citrusy splash. The beer seems too carbonated on the tongue. However the overall taste is not too bad - kind of a hefe-weizen "lite". Decent but not complex. Worth trying, though.
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 This is sort of an American wheat crossed w/ a wit or something or, you know, random spices thrown in a blonde ale. It has a cloudy nice appearance w/ a head of fine bubbles. The nose is decent, mildly fruity w/ pear being what I notice most. It’s sort of on the bland side but pretty innocuous. Bitterness in the finish is mild but enough to balance. I am not sure what the spices add that a well-selected yeast could not but, hey, it turned out pretty OK one way or the other. I don’t generally expect to raise my ratings of Sam Adams beers from what I have them eight years ago when the beer pickings were much slimmer but here I am doing so.
Original ratinge (2003, 2.9):Draft version. Pours a glowing orange with just a thin bit of head. Nose is very mild but lightly fruity with maybe a touch of honey. A sharp bit on the tongue up fron but, on the whole, this is a very mild beer. A refreshing and more-or-less standard American-style wheat beer but lacking the character of something like Oberon.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft, Boulder CO: Served as a hazy honey colour with a small white head. Very faint honey floral and lighter citrus aroma. Medium to thin watery body. Mild shortish bitter start with hints of grassy and floral hops. Kinda fades significantly from there onwards with a bland grassy bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. I'm not at all impressed by these American wheats.
omhper (21414) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 Bottled. Cloudy golden, creamy head. Lemony yeasty aroma. Traces of nutmeg and other spices. Rounded mouthfeel with some wheat character. Indistinct.
rauchbier (3668) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy amber gold, good creamy white head and moderate condition. Faintly aromatic spicy wheat nose, thin and tangy in the mouth with a low banana wheaty note. Earthy and chalky finish with a slight lingering burn on the lips.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, at House of Blues, Chicago. So, HoB won't be known as a "beer bar" anytime soon. Ten taps, the usual suspects, regular Sam and this seasonal. So…
A good choice in such a place. The nose is subdued, just a trace of weiss odor. Head is thin, becomes nice and lacy. Color is hazy yellow like a good wheat beer. Lemon taste is definitely there, some spiciness. Worth tasting in season, though not a "craft brew" type anymore. If you got a skunked bottle, try to find it in draft.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wheaty, lemony/citric, refreshing Summer Brew, lots of laceing, making me drunk, I like, must drink more, “it’s Friday night and I’m feeling right; This is how we do it.”
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of bland, but a nice summer refresher. Slightly lemoy, but I almost couldnt tell. More sour than lemon taste. Decent beer, but not as good as the normal sam adams stuff.