Thursday, July 2, 2009

Samuel Adams Hefeweizen

Samuel Adams Hefeweizen poured a clear, golden color with a finger width white head. The aroma is pretty much all wheat with some light pale malt underneath.
The body is thin and smooth and while there is some light malt, it is dominated by tons of wheat. The finish has some light hops and a yeasty dryness that lingers on the palate.
Overall, I am very impressed with this beer. The hops lead to a really crisp, refreshing finish but that's all that this beer really offers. I really love the citrus and spicy notes that German and Belgian wheats offer and sadly the American brewers of Hefes seem to neglect those aspects when making their wheats and the Sam Adams version is an example. There is nothing to balance the overload of wheat in this beer leading to a bland, overly bready taste.

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