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Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jdhilt on 09-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,901
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,170
pDev:
18.41%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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17
Gots:
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2.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mark66
1.27/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Overrated brewery.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
2.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a murky burnt dark yellow to orange color with a quickly (like a bat outa hell) dissipating fizzy little white head. Lace - not there. No matter how many times I poured this, it was never there.
The aroma had some sharp lemon pulp and rind with some black pepper that was pretty bold and encased a gentle sweet wheat pulling in some grassiness at the very end.
The flavor sharply took the bitterness of the grassiness to play pretty harsh with the black pepper and lemon rind. Aftertaste was all about the lemon rind and black pepper. The wheat seemed to have taken a hike and was non-existent.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with not much sessionability about it. Black pepper harshness seemed to get a tad overbearing the more I tried to take this down. Carbonation did feel fine. ABV felt on par.
Overall, not sure what kind of experiment Sam Adams was trying to do with this one but at least Beer Advocate has this down right for the style. If this is a hefeweizen, then I am Mickey Mouse.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Actually I lied, last brew wasn't the final. Forgot about this one. Same place, possibly a bit old, single bottle for $1.39. Let's get to it.

Soapy murked yellow almost like pledge dish soap with a one finger head. Looks remind me of the Sam Adams Summer ale I had about five years ago.

Smell surprisingly follows the looks. Light wheats with a touch of lemon that goes a bit dish soap like as you really sit and smell it.

Taste is better though. The lemon amps up and stays somewhat true to the fruit and the wheats become nice and prominent but the flavor still isn't bulky nor particularly impressive.

Feel is bubbly with with a certain chalkyness. Swallows easy and a tad bitter.

Overall this was okay for the money I paid for the single but not something I'd purchase a sixer of. Over never actually seen this beer out of these guys until now. I suppose it would make a great bridge for somebody new to the craft world. Wheat ales aren't my favorite style, but this one is underwhelming even for the style.

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3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You get some haze throughout this yellow pour with over 1/2" white head. Pulls the citrus lemon and grapefruit together in the aroma, smells like summertime.

Taste was all the hallmarks: wheat, lemon, grain, tartness. Bitterness isn't really hop derived. American yeast is clean. No off flavors. Easy time pawning these off on lighter beer types.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
4.08/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PJCarnell
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BranfordBound
3.11/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Mostly lemons and not much else other than grains, a little bland but passable.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jetpilot12
4.31/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another great addition from Sam Adams, astonishing quality. Really enjoyed this beer.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.05/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bmeehan
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

This was my favorite wheat beer for the longest time. It was also my first. I haven't had it in forever, so my points for it go to nostalgia, but I know I'd still like it if I drank one now.

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Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 1,170 ratings
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