dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iíve had different reaction to this,depending if it was on tap or in the bottle,prefer tap.Refreshing,with a zest of citrus and spice, yet it leaves you with feeling that you just paid $4.00 a cold herbal tea.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I found the lemony flavor to be overwhelming.
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 (847) - 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 (2522) - 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).