Samuel Adams Weiss Bier | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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84 Ratings
Samuel Adams Weiss BierSamuel Adams Weiss Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 01-04-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
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Photo of jackndan
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pure white, dense head, not long lasting though. Nice Belgian lace. Wonderful classic Weiss beer aroma, always reminds me of bananas. Pale yellow, unfiltered. Decent Weiss flavor, will enjoy taste much more in summer.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely smell. Vanilla and nutmeg. Definitely sweet. Nice cloudy appearance with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Pale straw color. Nice refreshing taste. A bit on the sweet side. Not as phenolic or tangy as your typical German Style Bavarian Hefe-Weizen. Very unique version of a bavarian hefe-weizen.

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Photo of proc
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer. Pours to a cloudy gold color with a slight head. Initial taste is somewhat fruity with a taste of wheat. On the finish you really taste cloves and bananas.

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Photo of jermar
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is finally being sold in its own 6-pack. Well-carbonated, low hops, tasty banana esters. I can see this one pairing very well with grilled shrimp this summer!

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Photo of jdhilt
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A good wheat beer, they are tough to find in the USA. Even though I have drunk 21 varieties of Boston Beer, I managed to miss their original version, but this version can be enjoyed in the summer.

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Photo of xXTequila
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well i don't really know what to say about this one. Very very fruity and bready. It smelled kind of like bannana bread and was sorta cakey tasting. I think I am going to have to try it again befor i decide if i liked it.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy golden-orange color....nose has that bavarian spicy banana-clove touch, which I like.... a bit thin body-wise.... the right flavors are there (banana and clove) but need to be more pronounced... Not bad...

overall: 3.35
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3

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Photo of John
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad stab at a Bavarian Hefe. However, when compared to the real thing this one comes up a bit short. Thinish body and lemony with a subtle clove note. What's missing, IMHO, is a fuller body with that touch of creamy banana, malt sweetness and the usual pillowy head. One of the better US brewed Hefes though.

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck with a “Purchase Before Month Notched” on the side of the label. Same SA label with a royal blue colour, “Bavarian Wheat Beer” stated on the label.

Appearance: Pale yet clouded over golden colour due to the decanting of the yeast, big bubbly and frothy white head forms to a two fingers thickness. Sticks sporadically on the glass though could have better retention for a wheat beer.

Smell: Rounded and complex fruitiness with overtones of banana, powdery clove that lends a light yet ample spiciness. True wheat malt aroma for that style.

Taste: Incredibly smooth with a thick in the middle medium body, moderate carbonation with some slickness on the mouth. Some spiciness upfront though does not rock the boat, suggestions of clove and white pepper with a layered twang from the fermented wheat. Hops are little though shine more in the finish with a slight oily flavour that does not get in the way. Nuttiness from the yeast and the few estery alcohol flavours procure a hint of almond on the palate. Spice flavour cleanses far into the finish with a light sour dough bready flavour to boot.

Notes: Other than the head not being up to par this is a pretty damn good interpretation of a German Style Hefe-Weizen.

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Samuel Adams Weiss Bier from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.57 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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