Samuel Adams Hefeweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.05/5 rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
12oz brown bottle from the mix 12-pack. Pours a cloudy, pale and peachy amber colored beer topped with a two-finger creamy, foam white head with nice retention and a subtle stick to the glass.
Very faint phenolics, some citric zest, grains and touch of bubblegum. Leafy hop notes.
Smooth, creamy mouthfeel upfront that turns raw and gritty feel on the palate with a leafy hop character. Touch of lemony zest, back by a wheat twang. Milky flower stem sap. Dry stick of bubblegum flavor, light sweetness beneath a grainy character. Minerally. Dry finish with tannins all over the palate. Finish lingers way too long, and is extremely unpleasant.
Not working for me. This is a pretty bland attempt at a Hefeweizen, and definitely more of an American Wheat Ale (and a poor one at that, staying consistent for the style). Hops seem out of place and overbearing. Malt profile is weak and annoying with its clingy tannins. The wheat is out-of-control and unbalanced. There's simply nothing holding this beer together.
I expect more from "America's World-Class Beer (tm)"
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2004 18:20:27 | More by Todd
3.6/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a purchase before freshness date.
Appearance: Solid frothing from the get go, quite heady to begin with then it subsides to a thin semi-sticky lace. Obviously cloudy after the yeast was poured into the glass, murky mustard beige color.
Smell: Clean malty aroma, a touch of fresh doughy malt on the nose.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Trademark fermented wheat twang, mild on the hops yet balancing. Very smooth in the medium body. Fresh malt flavor all over the place, finishes a tad sweet.
Notes: Its hard to say if this is better than the rest or just as good, the style alone is somewhat ordinary to begin with. Refreshing none the less and worth the try.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2004 22:59:00 | More by Jason
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