Hangover (1091) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat murky pour... medium head which doesn't last. Heavy bananna/wheat aroma. Taste is predominantly bananna with a bit of clove and a hint or two of some spice. Somewhat thin, but most hefe's are in my experience. Little to no carbonation. One dimensional. Lacks the depth of those delicious weihenstephaner's... but it's Sam Adams. They're not going to brew an earth-shattering beer. It IS a decent hefe... smooth, easy drinking, and reasonably priced. I can see myself buying this again, unfortunately, the chances of getting it in the summer are slim to none... which is ridiculous.
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Nice hazy gold color with small head and light carbonation. Aroma of wheat mixed with a slight hint of banana. Initial good wheat flavor with that slight banana undertone and a good bitterless finish. Very nice.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is one of the best weiss beers I've had for a long time (and from Sam A!?). Actually has the banana notes that weiss beers are supposed to have. Props
Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good Hefe, especially from Sam. However, this beer left a slight aftertaste.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy golden color. smells like jersey shore saltwater taffy. tastes much like that as well. i like bananas but not in liquid form
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Marginally hazy gold, clearer than it should be. Unpleasant scent, mix of typical weiss spice and banana with some nasty sour/skunk. Tastier than expected, nice candyish character, plenty of banana, bit of spice. A bit overly cloying, but actually not bad, which is significantly better than expected.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
i normally don't like this style of beer, but i kinda liked this one. nice cloudy appearance with the banana-y clovey aroma. very refreshing. like someone else said...it's strange that this is a winter beer. oh well.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent take on this style froma brewery that has not been impressive in several years. A very banana and clove taste, still this beer ends up being very light and basic. A little over carbonated, with some nice zinge and spiciness. Very drinkable.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Banana aroma. Cloudy yellow appearance. A wheat flavor with a huge dose of more damn bananas. Please tell me why this is a Winter Seasonal? Its ok but the worst beer I've had from these guys outside of Sam Adams Light. I dont like bananas and I dont care for these generic wheat beers that display nothing but that in the flavor. Sorry Im ranting but I wont be going here again.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good example of a german weiss beer. Nice banana and clove flavors come through. I have drank several cases of this beer and will do so again in the future.