woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - MAY 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have never thought of a wheat beer as a summer beer, maybe its just me? I know Sam Adams claims to know how to make good beer but this the the third "newish" SA brew that has underwhelmed. Color is pale, little to no lingering head but has a decent fruity aroma that somewhat fools you into thinking its going to have flavor. There are very subtle citrus tones and what tasted to me like clove or nutmeg (Grains of Paradise I guess). After one and a half bottles I felt a little nausiated. I cant imagine drinking much more than I did, too many competing flavors but none that stand out, a mishmash if you will and not a good one. Wheat beers arent my favorite but this one finishes at the bottom the pack.
Michael27 (721) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Sieht eigentlich erste einmal gut aus im Glas. Schmeckt dafür aber sommerlich sehr wässrig. Eine gewissen anfänglich leicht angedeutete Würzigkeit schwindet flugs. Das ganze Bohau um die Besonderheit ("Graines of Paradise"!!) sind eher Werbemasche.
futre7 (211) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is malt and sick, with a touch of honey. I definitely get zesty fruit like lemon and lime. But above all honey is the main contributor. It is a well rounded beer with a nice lingering sweet aftertaste. Solid summer beer.
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light sweet aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, light fruit finish.
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, a bit oddly spiced. Sweet and mild.
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine persistent foam. The aroma is a little citrus with a touch of sweet honey. It is a gentle American wheat beer, which has great malt fill with the typical freshness of the freshly-cut grains. Furthermore, it has a slightly sweet taste of honey, while taste is provided by orange zest and lime / citrus. It is a tasty and fresh wheat with the perfect name Summer Ale, for a real summer beer it is indeed. Hop bitterness is almost absent and does not contribute properly to highlight something special. Mouthwatering and easy to drink.
hellonearth (116) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une blonde un peu voilée avec un col mousseux. Arômes de citrons et de blé. Au goût, un petit feeling limonade. Avec une touche légèrement caramelisé. Bien. Mais pas mémorable.
jookos (5401) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden light haze. Dry honey on nose, bit grainy malty, some floral notes. Med light bodied, honey ginger, bitters, weak lime flavour. Clean, but a bit dull and not that smooth. Feels a bit watery at times even.
Stefano (1957) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon and some citrus. Flavor is malty with some wheat and and lemon notes. Thin to medium palate.
freekyp (1911) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somehow this one slipped through the cracks in terms of my rating, but, better late than never. Pours a hazy golden with a small fading white head that manages a good deal of stringy lace. Light citrus and wheat cracker nose. Pleasant balanced flavor profile with wheaty malt holding down the backbone while lemon zest and very mild spice creeps in. Finish is clean and ever so slightly tart. Easy drinking summer quencher.
Zymurgeist2 (1814) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at First and Main. Pours slightly hazy yellow with below average sized white head. Taste is slight lemon and spice. As it warmed, more grassiness came out.