Samuel Adams Hefeweizen
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams HefeweizenSamuel Adams Hefeweizen
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #366
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
74
Ranked #29,700
Avg:
3.22 | pDev: 16.15%
Reviews:
588
Ratings:
201
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2021
Added:
Jan 02, 2004
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  52
SCORE
74
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Samuel Adams HefeweizenSamuel Adams Hefeweizen
Notes: Hazy golden and filled with smooth wheat character, our Hefeweizen is our take on the classic German beer. Notes of clove and banana, signatures of this traditional style, accent the aroma and flavor, and are complemented by a subtle bready malt character. Clean and crisp, this beer pairs best with a sunny summer day.

HOP VARIETIES
Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Spalt-Spalter Noble hops

MALT VARIETIES
Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, White Wheat

14 IBU
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Rated: 3.28 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2020
 
Rated: 2.9 by Armotekma from California

Jan 27, 2020
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Rated by TonyCaporaso805 from California

4.48/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Fantastic beer!!!!! awesome aftertaste!
Feb 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.16 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.27 by thoglund from New York

Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by dsreeves from Florida

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Samlover55 from New York

3.44/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle into perfect pint
Bb Nov 18
Pours a clear gold with huge fluffy white head
Bananas and cloves
Crisp wheat with tons of cloves and some banana
Medium - bodied crisp average carbonation
Overall an ok Hefe, that becomes cloyingly sweet on the backend
Nov 04, 2018
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Hefeweizen pours a copper color, with a small, long lasting head. Meaty aroma, lots and lots of spices. Flavor is creamy, with a huge hit of sweet dry spices. Good body and feel. Overall, a very strong, overpowering hefe.
Oct 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by eluvah from New York

Sep 16, 2018
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Reviewed by PMakowski from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - very clear yellow colored with a thick white foam. Bizarre bubble appearance, looks highly carbonated. Not much lacing on the glass. The Sam Adams bottle labels are getting less and less unique.
Smell - Aroma of various spices, cloves being the dominant. Some minor notes of banana, vanilla, brown sugar, wheat bread, eggnog
Taste - Wow, this is a lot sweeter than it smelled. It doesn't have one flavor that really stands out (Banana + Cloves mashed together), but there is a slight soapy water taste. It is not heavy at all. Very drinkable. Only the slightest bitterness detected. It's a bit too sweet for my personal preference, almost like a Belgian sugary pastry.

Overall, it is enjoyable, it's certainly different than most beers but just not a beer i would prefer
I give this beer a grade of B
Aug 23, 2018
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Rated by jr5639 from West Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Too much banana flavor for my liking but not terrible.
Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look - poured from a 12 oz bottle. Hazy golden color, with a one finger head + lacing. Appears to be quite carbonated
Smell - bananas, cloves, bubble gum, and a fair bit of sweetness. Light, but pleasant.
Taste - nice strong wheat flavor, but remains fairly crisp in the finish. Refreshing without sacrificing too much on flavor.
Feel - light to medium bodied, high carbonation (for a hefe), and average ABV at 5.4%.
Overall - I've certainly had better, but this is not at all bad. There are so many phenomenal hefes out there that this doesn't at all stand out, but it's definitely still enjoyable.
Aug 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Mdorn from South Carolina

Aug 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2.31 by SamHill_92 from Nebraska

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by SoccerSeuss from Virginia

3.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into weizen glass. Poured a slightly cloudy gold with thick fluffy white head. Notes of spice, clove, and banana in the aroma. Taste followed the nose. Clean crisp and smooth. Light bodied. Very nice brew.
Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.13 by MacStinson from Michigan

Jul 20, 2018
 
Rated: 2.82 by antman27 from New York

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.06 by norinco from Ohio

Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Nvrmind16 from California

3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Smooth wheat beer, but clearly a beer you drink from a chilled glass and not a bottle. Not as fruity or aromatic as other Hefeweizen, but smooth overall.
Jul 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ledouge from Virginia

Jun 30, 2018
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from the mixed case from BJ's
Slightly hazy light golden with a bubbly white head. Light clove some banana and lots of bready maltiness with faint earthy spicy hops. Drinkable but too mainstream to be considered a German Hefe.
Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.05 by jsnouffer from New Jersey

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.46 by DaveCash from New York

Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.11 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee

Jun 17, 2018
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Reviewed by AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.59/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: 3.25 strawlike. Moderate carbonation. Thin white head.
S: 3.5 Bananas. Cloves.
T: 3.75 follows the nose.
F: 3.5. Refreshing. Light bodied. Sessionable
O: 3.5. A decent Hefe but not easy to obtain.
Jun 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Zylod from West Virginia

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.09 by Damilton5 from North Carolina

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.51 by Techichi from Texas

May 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.39 by ConnorMobs from Missouri

May 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by TrojanRB from Texas

May 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.29 by Fitzy01 from Maine

May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Alacranlmc from California

May 03, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by jcarlosv from Florida

May 02, 2018
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 789 ratings