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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 01-04-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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80
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
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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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