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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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ChadPolenz (1820) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2017
BBD: 9/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 10A Weissbier

AROMA: Moderately strong clove phenols. Assertive wheaty/bready aromatics combine with prominent banana yeast esters to create for a lightly sweet banana bread scent. Faint hop presence adds a little bonus smell. Lovely overall. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Very hazy golden/yellow hue. Bubbly body. Large white froth retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Well-balanced palette offering a little of many characters. Clove phenols along with hops impart mild spice. Wheat and malt create for a bready character which is lightly sweet and finishes with a delicious banana bread taste due to the yeast esters. Subtle lemonpeel character in the background. A bit of a vanilla flavor on the very finish lingers momentarily into the aftertaste before fading away cleanly. Everything a hefeweizen should be. 20/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; high carbonation. Smooth, creamy texture that finishes with crispness. Deceptively light at 5.4% ABV. Extremely drinkable and highly sessionable. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: THIS IS A PERFECT BEER! Absolutely to-spec in every way! I can’t find a flaw or anything I’d change about it (except the fact it’s bottled rather than canned). 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 50/50

4.4
bigred462 (3) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2006 does not count
Pours a cloudy orange to a white head. Definately a fruity aroma. Flavor leans on the hoppy side without being too bitter.

4.4
ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen has a thick, frothy, white head, a hazy, golden appearance, with a descending gray cloud, following the "swish & pour", and some glass lacing. Aroma is of banana, coriander, spiced white bread, and maybe bubble gum base. Taste is of those elements, with a touch of bitterness, at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is high medium and soft, and Samuel Adams Hefeweizen finishes medium dry. RJT

4.2
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 14, 2004
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 Like I've said before "Hefeweizens are always good" This is no exception. Nice smooth, clean taste. May be one of my favorite Samuel Adams brews. As Samuel Jackson would say "MMM MMM BITCH!!!"

4.2
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 14, 2004
My boy Sam has made a great beer here. I like the taste and the appearance is brilliant. It is the best beer made by Mr. Adams.

4.2
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
Pours a tall head with oily lacing. A typical opaque appearance with a healthy orange color. Has a very powerful aroma of perfumed malt suggesting banana and cherry pipe tobacco. Banana remains a strong element in the flavor as well, which also retains a healthy dose of straight malt and a slightly pungent aspect. Hops are better-defined in the finish, and later on this is complemented by a blossoming raw grain kick, evidently the product of the raw yeast and unmalted wheat used. Very full, rich mouthfeel and at the same time crisp and refreshing. Again I commend Boston Brewery for producing one of the best in its class on a larger production scale than some.

4.2
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Golden, but not clear, no banana flavor, which is a good thing, because I hate bananas. Very cloudy look, almost a sweet smell, very smooth, and a sweet after taste.

4.2
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle: pours orange-yellow, hazy, white head. Nice fluffy, fruity aroma, wee hint of some vague spice. Light bodied, smooth, fruity flavors with a bit of hops to balance the sweetness, very little bitterness. Vague hint of spice. One of the best American wheats I’ve had.

4.1
Bodomite (34) - USA - MAR 12, 2004
Served in a Chilled Pilsner Glass. Very smooth tastes goes dwon very well. One can taste the wheat in the beer. The head is good and stays for a few minuites but soon dies down. Has a lemony flavor to it as well! A very good brew that will not dissapoint hefeweizen fans!

4.1
jay15944 (10) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Great beer, with a great appearance, and a great flavor that’s easy to drink.


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