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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
This American version of a traditional Bavarian wheat beer is pale gold in color, flavorful and very enjoyable. Two row malted barley and malted wheat give it a crisp but layered maltiness with a light sweetness. Hand selected Spalt Spalter hops impart a bright finish and Bavarian yeast adds a special spiciness. Cheers! Jim Koch

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1126) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Somewhat murky pour... medium head which doesn't last. Heavy bananna/wheat aroma. Taste is predominantly bananna with a bit of clove and a hint or two of some spice. Somewhat thin, but most hefe's are in my experience. Little to no carbonation. One dimensional. Lacks the depth of those delicious weihenstephaner's... but it's Sam Adams. They're not going to brew an earth-shattering beer. It IS a decent hefe... smooth, easy drinking, and reasonably priced. I can see myself buying this again, unfortunately, the chances of getting it in the summer are slim to none... which is ridiculous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Nice hazy gold color with small head and light carbonation. Aroma of wheat mixed with a slight hint of banana. Initial good wheat flavor with that slight banana undertone and a good bitterless finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2004
This is one of the best weiss beers I've had for a long time (and from Sam A!?). Actually has the banana notes that weiss beers are supposed to have. Props

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Pretty good Hefe, especially from Sam. However, this beer left a slight aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
hazy golden color. smells like jersey shore saltwater taffy. tastes much like that as well. i like bananas but not in liquid form

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Marginally hazy gold, clearer than it should be. Unpleasant scent, mix of typical weiss spice and banana with some nasty sour/skunk. Tastier than expected, nice candyish character, plenty of banana, bit of spice. A bit overly cloying, but actually not bad, which is significantly better than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2003
i normally don't like this style of beer, but i kinda liked this one. nice cloudy appearance with the banana-y clovey aroma. very refreshing. like someone else said...it's strange that this is a winter beer. oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
A decent take on this style froma brewery that has not been impressive in several years. A very banana and clove taste, still this beer ends up being very light and basic. A little over carbonated, with some nice zinge and spiciness. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shag (2893) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Banana aroma. Cloudy yellow appearance. A wheat flavor with a huge dose of more damn bananas. Please tell me why this is a Winter Seasonal? Its ok but the worst beer I've had from these guys outside of Sam Adams Light. I dont like bananas and I dont care for these generic wheat beers that display nothing but that in the flavor. Sorry Im ranting but I wont be going here again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
A very good example of a german weiss beer. Nice banana and clove flavors come through. I have drank several cases of this beer and will do so again in the future.

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