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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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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3.1
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
As far as a good beer goes, this one is fine. However, it doesn’t really make it as a hefeweizen. Appearance is there: cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is very light...some citrus and yeast. High carbonation on the palate. Smooth and not very spicy. Some notes of citrus, but not much else. Very easy to drink.


3.5
cgams16 (5) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
Very interesting taste, very sweet but a great beer overall. Wouldn't be my first choice for sam Adams ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
crossovert (12642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2017 Blind tasted with 5 other hefeweizens. Beers were: 1. Baderbräu Wheat 2. Neshaminy Creek Highwater Hefeweizen 3. Erdinger Sommerweiße 4. Aufsesser Hefe-Weizen 5. Wolters Weizen 6. Samuel Adams Hefeweizen. Both raters rated the beers 631245.

355ml embossed bottle. Hazed amber gold pour. Fresh flowery scent, some pepper. Falvor is peppery and zippy, fruity, limey.

Astonished that this won the tasting, this beer must have got a makeover or something, this is classic hefe.

3.7
PugUglyBrewer (615) - - JUN 21, 2017
Cloudy unfiltered pale yellow color with a blanketing head of white foam. Banana peel aroma from the unfiltered yeast. An easy drinker with a touch of sweet honey and fresh florals surround it all.

3.2
rougeau13 (2957) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Clear orange amber with a white head. Aroma of banana and sweet bread. Tastes lightly sweet and fruity. Medium bodied.

3
Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body. Aroma is banana and grains. Taste is blunt grain malt and some banana. Texture is too crisp.

5
ChadPolenz (1802) - 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

3.7
mike67 (1195) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, wheat malt, spices and bananas. Body is medium and smooth. Wheat malt, yeast, bananas and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Good Hefe.

2.4
p0rkch0p (116) - Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Nice thick golden unfiltered pour with 1/2 thick head. Sweet dry bubblegum flavor that has the tell tale banana finish. Not the best hefe but not bad either.

3.3
Aggiebob (1100) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Bottle. Hazy gold in color with a big frothy white head and lacing. The light aroma was malty with banana, cloves and spice notes. Light bodied. Very tasty.

3.4
Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2017
12oz bottle part of the summer beers pack 2017. Nose is bubblegum. surprised this is listed as a Wheat Ale. Spicy finish with bug what notes. a tad funky. a little too sweet, but much better than the current 2.7 average.


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