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

Samuel Adams Coastal WheatSamuel Adams Coastal Wheat
1,168 Ratings
Samuel Adams Coastal WheatSamuel Adams Coastal Wheat

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jdhilt on 09-14-2009

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev +27%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy watery honey color with a 1 inch white head that fades to an oily layer. No lacing.

S - Smells of subdued average wheat beer. I detect no scent of any lemon or citrus.

T - Tastes of light lemon zest and the average wheat beer flavor.

M - Good carbonation that makes the beer crisp and clean.

D - Pretty good beer that would be good for putting back in the summer months. Wouldn't go out of my way to get though.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is without a doubt a summer time brew. I poured this into a regular pint glass and it was a really nice cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head. The aroma screams lemon and has the softness of the wheat in there too. Smells almost like a weak lemonade. The flavor is packed with lemon zest upfront then it fades to a nice wheat backbone in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and smooth like a wheat beer usually is. Overall it's a decent brew when in season.

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2/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

where the hell did this beer come from? I saw no promotions or advertising for it but sure enough it's sitting in my beer stores cooler. Frankly.. it's pretty boring, nothing you haven't tasted before, particularly from this brewery. Just a run of the mill light bodied lemon flavored wheat.. how was this beer decided on when trying to put a new beer in their winter seasonal? Must have been a big sale on lemons somewhere... I love ya SA but I don't like the cut of this one's jib.

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2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A great Summer beer. Too bad it's Autumn now. Refreshing lemon flavor chases the medium weigh wheat beer from a zesty nose to a malty finish.

The beer begins with a hazy, standard yellow color. Good head formation leads to good retention as well. No real lacing to mention.

Coastal Wheat starts out with a medium lemon and wheat balance that counters an pleasantly acidic texture. The wheat gives way first, leaving the lemon additions and fruity esters to carry the beer in the mid palate. Wheat returns in the finish with a hearty bready aftertaste.

Quite crisp, bright, and snappy in the mouthfeel with the acidity and lemon zest providing a lot of refreshment.

Though the beer is off season, it's a nice welcome that should do well with the Blue Mooners and Golden Wheateers looking for a step up. But for the serious craft beer lover, the beer is a bit too one-dimentional expecially with all the Porters, Stouts, and Barleywines to be consumed this Fall and Winter.

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3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - I love, love, love (did I say love?) buying beer at the grocery store!

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of finely foamy off-white head, which leaves some broad wave-crest lace profiles around the glass as it hies it outta there.

It smells of grainy, almost spicy, wheat grain, with some Limoncello-like citrus notes, and a raw leafiness. The taste is bitter, husky wheat stalks, some weird lemon/honey sweetness, and a subtle peach/apricot fruitiness.

The bubbles are really hitting that snooze alarm for all it's worth, the body a healthy middleweight, and decidedly smooth, with a surprisingly rich feel to it all. It finishes quite wheaty, with a semi-sweet bearing, the lemon lingering in pie format.

Not a bad wheat ale, the bi-coastal nature a decent idea. Another good'n for sipping away lazily after too much time in the Pacific sun. Woe is me.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.61/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a white, bubbly, foamy head. It left soapy residue on the glass as I drank it.

S - It smelled strongly of lemon and wheat. Some yeasty notes, too.

T - It has a sweet grain and wheat flavor with a good deal of lemon flavor. The lemon flavor is strong but not overpowering.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light bodied ale.

D - This is a nice wheat ale. It would make a great summer/lawnmower beer.

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of mothman
3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into Town Hall Weizen glass

Pours 1 finger of white head. Fades to a thin layer. Leaves some really cool lace patterns. Color is hazy pale yellow.

Aroma: Wheat and lemon. Reminds me a lot of lemon pie. Has a musky aroma to it.

Taste: Lemon peel, cloves, spices, wheat. Kind of musky for the style. Very spiced.

Mouthfeel: Big spiced flavor. Very cirtrusy and crisp. Lots of carbonation. Medium bodied. Ends with a super dry aftertaste, kind of spiced and sticky.

Overall, this beer in the winter variety was a big surprise. Not a winter beer for me. Doesn't fit the season very much. It is drinkable, but I am not diggin' what SA did with this one.

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2.51/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated BB July 2012 (so a little past BB date) served in a Unibroue snifter.

Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a rather small eggshell head. The head mostly disappears quickly.

AROMA: Fruity, mainly lemony, but with an unfortunate hint of old canned fruit.

M: Near medium body; Medium-light carbonation seems a tad low. Smooth.

T: Fruity with some lemon, as expected, as well as a vague impression of old canned fruits and ripe bananas. No sign of hops in this mildly sweet brew.

O: Profile is much more like a hefeweizen: not a beer style I seek out but even so, disappointing.

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3.43/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, light caramelized malts, lemon and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of lemon and spices come in. There's a mild hops presence that creates a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's hard to drink this one and not compare it to other Sam Adams wheat beers and although this is a decent beer, I don't think it's as good as some of their other similar products.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very clear yellow color with a slight white head and plenty of visible carbonation. Nose is mostly of lemon Pez and hints of sugar. The taste is more faint, fake lemon and a bit of grain. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp, but seems more like a lightly-flavored soda. Drinkability is okay, as the flavors aren't so much offensive as they are artificial.

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3.01/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with two fingers of dense, white foam. The body is a hazy, golden color. The head displays good retention and lace.

S - Toasty aroma of malt and some strange smoky notes. Phenolic yeast that has an odd character that I can't quite identify.

T - Spicy, peppery yeast character up front. Bready malt balanced with pithy lemon and some toasted malt notes. Finishes with light hops and some strange, almost burnt notes that transform into something like wet cigarets in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - This is a strange beer. It is dominated by an odd, phenolic note that I can't help but identify with cardboard and cigaret smoke. Overall, I wouldn't want more than one of these. Not one of Sam's more successful offerings.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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