aquadave99 (5) - Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Summer time beer. Very refreshing when íIce Coldí. No distinct aroma. Can slightly detect lemmon in after taste, but not overbearing. Nice touch with the malaguita pepper to offset lemmon. It all blends together to make this one of the best Summer Brews I have tasted.
Davhgbrew (719) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak, fruity flavor, watery with a hint of lemon. Next to the Bocks attemted by Sam Adams this is the worst beer from them I have tried. Probably because I am biased against wheat beers, not my style.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2003 I'd call it regrettably bland and uninteresting, but those two terms are pretty expected when the words 'summer ale' appears on a label. Definite hints of citrusy lemon, but lacks enough body to be truly refreshing. Like most Sam's products, it's just sort of there. Very sweet.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a very mediocre beer. Not bad, but not that good. I wouldnít buy it again.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Citrus flavored light summer brew. Good for its style.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As with most S.A. brews, this is underwhelming for itís style. Nice lemony, yeasty, spicy nose with some resemblence to wit aromas. Soft body with minor yeast and tart lemon flavors. Certainly refreshing and decent for a hot day. Light copper, crystal clear brew with a moderate chalk white head. Iíll take something with a little more flavor please.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very faint wheat aroma, mainly citrus. Hardly enough wheat taste to be called an American wheat, but still gives it nice body. Very citrusy, not terribly spicy. Still, a nice summer brew.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was hoping that this would become a favorite summer drink of mine, but it just didnít cut it. Iíve been told itís a lot better on tap. The citrus flavor is kind of borning and flat. Still a decent drink, but the Harpoon Summer is better (although I had that one on tap).
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better beers from Sam Adams. This is definitely a BBQ pit beer on those SUmmer days. It had a spicy lemon aroma. The flavor was slightly uneventful though. Not bad all around.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well I thought this was one of the best Sam seasonals Iíve had. Itís quite flavorful, nice palate. The spices and citrus were subtle, and really adds a nice touch to the beer.