Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mediocre. I don’t really like wheat beers but this one is pretty good. the lemmon flavor is pretty obvious.
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
had a taste of this after doing the brewery tour. decent lemon cheesecake and coriander aroma. light and fluffy but with a light hint of clove in the finish. not bad
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: hazy, pale orange color, clear yellow at bottom, with a lovely meringue-like, creamy white head, large & softly settling.
Aroma: delicate, with tingly spices, loads of citrus.
Taste: mild, smooth entry on the palate, but generous flavor, excellent wheat texture. Medium-bodied. All the parts, wheat, spice, (grains of paradise) & fruit (lemon zest) make a near-perfect blend. Certain aspects stand out from others from time to time, though, too lemony once, too thick another.
All in all, not a bad stab at the witbier style, a good interpretation from these guys, highly drinkable, nice job.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
nope! not what i was expecting. looked and smelled like a alright one. but taste was lacking in every possilbe category i could imagine for a wheat brew. enjoy almost all sam adams to a point, but this was a dissapointment.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tasty summer brew. Hint of lemon, yet not a fruity beer like a lot of summer ales are. Pleasantly surprised by how much more it tasted like a wheat beer than a lemon brew.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUL 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I figured, "Hey, it’s July 3rd, smack dead here in the summer. Why not have a ’summer ale’?" A simple enough suggestion. So I tried old Sammy’s Summer Ale, having had OK luck with the Adams brews before. I was sadly disappointed. It smells a LOT like Fischer Tradition, the disgusting French lager from Heineken France. That alone disturbed me. It’s a sort of cat urine smell--like when your aunt would perm your mom’s hair back in the ’80s. Yeah...that smell. Anyway, this beer wasn’t as bad as it smelled or as bad as Fischer Tradition. It tasted OK, with a hint of artificial lemon and vanilla. Maybe some hops in there? It just wasn’t that amazing of a beer. It reeks of unoriginality and artificiality. The palate is a little sharp, too, which is no fun. I don’t be likin’ this one.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy Yellow Coloring. Small Head. Citrus, Wheat....odd flavor...the pepper? Goose Island’s over this one.
jtw (1149) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy light yellow, thinnish head. typical american wheat aroma, and a strange tanginess which must be the lemon they claim they brew it with. rather sour finish, but overall a good drinkable beer for the summer season.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very hazed yellow color with minimal head. Odd aroma: a little wheat, but something else I can’t quite place. Kind of musty tone. The flavor was tangy alright; the kind of tang that makes your face contort in odd shapes. A little citrus and wheat, but not something I’d be drinking on a regular basis.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this seasonal from Sam Adams. Great flavor and aroma. A great beer to drink in the hot summer.