ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours a hazy light honey. The titanic white super creamy head is very dense and tight, and on the edge of being rocky - pretty much what you would expect of a wheat. The head is fully lasting with good lacing. The subtle nose is mostly grain, toasted cereal, and earthy cheese . Some citrus, perfume and flower aroma is also present. The flavor is very sweet with a touch of tangy. The average finish is bready. The light smooth body is soft and creamy.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm. Very much different from what I was expecting from Sam Adams. Citrusy, light hoppiness, lighter in body then the rest of the beers I have had from them. I must say that I thought it a welcome change from the norm.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spiced with lemon, wit-ish, watery, good aroma. I quite like it!
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
I’ve 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 ’Ice Cold’. 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 (945) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (3004) - 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 wouldn’t buy it again.
jazz88 (2583) - 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.