olympian (107) - USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had two pints of this sitting out on the terrace of a beautiful restaurant on the shore
of Lake Michigan. This was over lunch one pleasant July day. Donít recall what I had for lunch, but well remember the Sam!
RE-RATE BEGINS HERE: Recently had this again - rating unchanged. One of the best American Wheat brews. The citrus note is there - but vague, exactly as it should be.
Excellent summer beer - Iíd give it the nose over Bells Oberon.
theFinatUofI (45) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beers main problem is that it doesnít know what it wants to be. I mean what the hell is American Wheat. Taste is very sweet with subtle hints of bitterness typical to Sam Adams. One way to describe this would be to call it a Mexican beer with a sweet body. Thumbs down...
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beer drinkerís Corona, if you can call it that. I enjoy the lemon finish especially in this state of non-sobriety. Re-rate. I canít decide if i like the gritiness, however itís as refreshing as beverages (including sportsdrinks) get.
HighlanderOne (985) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Re-rate. Poured from bottle. Aroma of citrus, malt and other fruit. Cloudy gold with a bit of a head. I taste citrus, melon, malt, hops and spice. Coriander notes. Dry, with just enough carbonation. A good summer choice.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty lame and sticky, would appeal to a lot of people, but not us beer geeks. Its the type of beer that you could down easily and not think about it.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Update: On tap, this thing was really really terrible. Sweet and thin and not a wheat, but more like a pathetic cola. Couldn't finish it. I am just waiting for a mass marketed brew to really wow me. Bass ale can come close; it has some class. This is weak in wheat and citrus flavoring; sure, it's there, but, y'know, so is the overly sweet lingering aftertaste common to so many of these big breweries. Is that corn -- or rice? Whatever. I'm going back to analyzing today's data with one of my summer students. And go Uruguay and Cameroon tomorrow! It's world cup time. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was really excited to taste this beer, but a tad dissapointed. Iím a wheat fan, but it didnít exactlly meet my expectations. If you arenít quite as accustomed to drinking wheat beers though, your opinion might be different. I thought it tasted more like a bock than anything, but thats just me. Light, low malt, and little head, but lots of flavor. Flavor, however, wasnít my favorite part.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didnít really know what a white ale was last year and loved this. Know what a white ale is now and really canít say that this is one. Light in flavor, some maltiness, smooth, but not much spice (I remember grains of paradise being used last year, not sure if itís there now)or citrus. Refreshing but uninteresting.
jaymobrown (1644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, clean beer. On the light side. Hint of lemon.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, easy wheat. Not over weight, and just a little lemon ízestí as itís called on the label.