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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Looks like a wheat beer.yellow to orange in color with a creamy head. taste like a traditional wheat beer. not bad.


3.4
nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2017
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange-tan body. Thin, steady, white head. Pretty straightforward US example, not really nailing it, but not off in any way either. Decent balance, certainly quite drinkable. Lacks the finesse of the German greats, but is still OK.

3.4
jsquire (4662) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Clear golden color out of the bottle with a fluffy white head. Traditional banana clove hefe nose. Crisp beer with strong clove spice, banana and bubblegum notes, and some thin orange juice in the finish. Okay hefe.

3.4
ozzy70 (1333) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy light golden, white head. Aroma of spice, clove, bubblegum, bananas, fruit. Taste was lightly sweet, banana, wheat.

3.6
OnTheTrail (603) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2017
At bbq, drank from bottle. Even with that nice banana aroma. Taste is wheat, bananas, a little more hop tang than usual for a hefeweizen. Not bad.

3.9
superspak (6204) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 10/2017. Pours fairly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 2 finger dense, creamy, and rocky white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy hop bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, banana, bubblegum, clove, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a great hefeweizen! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the ABV, perfectly balanced yeast and malt flavors; with just enough bittering hops to balance. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

3.8
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a mildly murky light gold color with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of cloves in it with some banana and a little wheat. The taste matches the nose.

3.6
Finhead (1845) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2017 Slightly hazy gold pour with a small white head. The aroma has light cloves and bananas with some herbs. It has a light body with crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is sweet with a long-lasting finish.

2.9
ironprog (98) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2017
12 oz. bottle. AROMA: Scents of lemon, banana, hay, and caramel. APPEARANCE: Hazy and golden, with a tall, white, tight-froth head that dissipates slowly. TASTE: Moderately sweet with flavors of orange citrus, wheat, and spices. PALATE: Medium bodied with a slick texture. Average carbonation and a moderate finish. OVERALL: There’s really nothing special about this beer. It’s not bad and it’s not great. It’s a little on the sweet side, but not sticky sweet. And it’s easy to drink with a nice aroma.

3.5
sinfull (1845) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Hazy , golden color. Medium sized, white head. Dough , banana and cloves in aroma. Taste follows. Easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
rjplumer (1234) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Spicy dough and banana aroma. A golden body with a faint haze. A smooth dough taste with a mild spiciness. Zesty yet smooth. Mild bodied and very drinkable.


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