argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is clove, banana, wheat, some orange with light grassy. Taste is much the same, though the wheat is more pronounced. Carbonation a bit above average, though par for the style. Altogether, SA does a pretty decent job with this one.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good Hefe. Impressed Sam Adams did such a good job. Nice hazy amber color with a decent white head. Banana aroma, somewhat floral as well. Some hops in the taste as well as the hint of banana. Pretty smooth and I'd like to have this again.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty decent hefe. I added the yeast sediment to my beer. Pretty good cloudy light gold color, with some typical wheat beer smell and taste: notes of bananas and clove. Moderate hop bitterness, somewhat dry. Smooth and easy to drink.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An unclear orang beer with a beutiful head. The aroma is very sweet - with non of the sourness that German hefeweizen usually have. The flavor is sweet, wheaty and malty - and no bitterness. All in all an OK German hefeweizen - but a boring example on my tastebuds.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange color. Yeasty banana aroma. Yeasty flavor with hints of citrus and clove. Medium bodied. A nice effort.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Muddy pale orange. Big banana aroma. Sweet and yeasty with rounded mouthfeel. Stylish and authentic.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy straw color with a wispy white head. Thicker powdery feel. Citrus, bubblegum and cloves nose. Wheat and malt flavors start and then a sharp bitterness kicks in that distracts. Not a bad effort.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly good. Orange, cloudy, big white head. Bubblegum, banana, cloves, yeast.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice fruity hefeweizen. Poured a murky brilliant orange with a moderate, coarse head. Big yeasty, fruity flavor with evident banana and citrus.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ya know, I keep expecting Samuel Adams' brews to be more "generic" tasting--but each one I try is a pleasant surprise. Their weiss beer pours a nice golden color with a pretty head. Very cloudy (as it should be for an "unfiltered" beer?) Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. Taste is quite pleasant with merely a hint of banana; no cloves that I could detect. Very smooth and drinkable--especially on a hot day.