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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen has a traditional spin on a classic American craft brewing style. This crisp, fruity wheat ale is cloudy, because the yeast has not been filtered out. Bavarian Spalt hops give the ale a crisp elegance, that is not bitter and leaves a clean aftertaste. Cheers!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2004 Pretty simple clean, refreshing aroma, no excessive banana clove thing, very American wheat like. Hazy light apricot color. Tastes light and clean, could be slammed ferociously in midsummer heat. Tastes similar to Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, but not as citric. Very simple and refreshing, the way I like my wheats. Spalt hops are a nice change from the normal Tett or Hallertau.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - JAN 20, 2004
I am not a wheat beer fan. But this was different. The taste was almost light and had a honey like aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2004
12 oz bottle, weizen glass. Wheaty malt (L); banana, clove aromas. Simple, clean aroma. Large, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a deep, hazy, straw body. Moderately sweet throughout with a nice wheaty tang in the finish. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: I wouldn't have known this was a Sam Adams.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4922) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2004
12 oz bottle, part of the "brewmasters collection" which also of course includes the "light." I'm prejudiced already. But it looks good. Bright golden/orange opacity, topped my mountains of zesty foam. So far... but the nose is pretty boring and simple, lemony, weak, no real hint of spice. Thin and weak on the tongue, too, I'm afraid. There is a little bite towards the end, and I can taste some breadiness and banana, but ultimately this seems closer to the beer of a mundane brewpub that tries to hit all the most popular easy-drinking styles so as not to scare away the Coors drinkers. Not foul, not bad, not unpleasant; just sitting there like a lump of nothing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Hazy orange in color with a fairly impressive white head. Spritzy, lemony aroma with mild hops and yeast in the background. Not very complex. Some yeast and malt in the flavor profile. Dominated by lemony flavors. Not great, but not bad for an American Wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1129) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Pours a cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head and nice persistant lace. Aroma is of yeast, light fruit and banana. Hops hit you up front followed by a smooth, yeasty finish. Not much wheat evident to me. An odd take on a hefe... when warmed it more closely resembles the style though. Overall, I liked it... once again sam adams does not disappoint. I'll buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Deep golden in color,hazy,with a small white head.Aroma is grassy with a hint of clove.Flavor is bready/yeasty,slight clover characr,with very minimal fruit,possibly banana.Clean dry finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Has a clouded orangish color and a metallic smell. The taste is not as thick as I like for a wheat and it has a metallic aftertaste which I also do not like. Overall a pretty poor hefeweizen.

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