chickenflea (348) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ap - Lemon Jolly Rancher color. Poured into a standard pint glass. Two finger head the dissipates quickly. Not much lacing. A tiny bit of haziness.
Ar - Some floral hops in the nose. Spicy, but overwhelming smell is lemon. (Hey, the label warned me.) A tiny amount of banana-clove-yeast aroma as well.
T - The taste follows the nose, lemon and spicy. Well balanced. It reminds me of some of the lighter Belgian ales. The taste does not fall evenly into any single category. The finish is clean and refreshing.
P - Body is thin. Has a lager texture.
O - Definitely drinkable, I bought a twelve-pack because it went so well with my chicken and pasta. I like what Sam Adams is trying to do here. Sam Adams is getting so big, however, that there seems to be an unwarranted bias against their offerings. This is a good beer. Different and not overdone.
radiomgb (2422) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Clear golden in colour with a thin white head, light patchy lacing. Aroma is sweet, a little grainy, some apples, light wheat and citrus. Flavour is moderately sweet, some very light citrus hops, wheat, some metal. Sweet and a bit chemical mouthfeel, light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes quick, a bit watery.
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable but nothing special...perfect for out on the boat................. .....
NonOperational (53) - ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dreaded American Wheat, going undercover as a ’Summer Ale’. Boring. Wheaty. A refreshing afterthought of a beer.
MarineOBeer (17) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refreshing but overpowered by lemon taste.
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Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice beer I drank all summer. Tinge of spiciness that offsets the mild qualities of this guy. Almost doughy yeast flavor that is in the background helps me come back to this guy over and over.
ordybill (161) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a 1inch white head that leaves minimal lacing as it dissipates on a weizen glass.
Smell is great. Great wheat smell with a good bit of orange.
Taste is really nice. Has a sweetness up front with the maltiness kicking in during the middle of the taste then a ever so slight bit of hops at the end.
Mouthfeel is pretty good with a nice carbonation to it.
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Purchased as part of a Sam Adams 12 pack of Summer beers at a Publix in Savannah, GA. A great appearance and flavor for me. American Pale Wheat Ale is a style that I greatly enjoy and this was a real pleasure to try. A great beer for a multiple beer event in the summer time.
drsordr (1268) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle found buried in back of fridge. Pour slight hazy lemon yellow. Nose light citrus, dank hop, and hint of pepper. Taste mix of tropical fruit and spice up front. Mid palate very sweet then mild grainy malt. All in all, a surprising mix of flavors. Perhaps the age helped or the fact that I’m starving.
Luvystypotables (826) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much of an aroma just a hint of pepper. Gold colour with a short lasting white head. Not much taste, slightly peppery with mineral undertones. Watery feel with a dry mineral finish
Eberndt (215) - - AUG 29, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with lots of head. Nicely carbonated good mouthfeel, but slightly medicinal tasting.
teromous (91) - - AUG 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy body that is a medium shade of golden yellow with a fluffy white head that leaves ample lacing.
Aroma: It has a sickly sour aroma that is not very inviting. There is a bit of lemon zest but not very fresh smelling.
Taste: There are some good qualities and some bad. I put it this way because at first I really did not like this drink, but some of it started to warm up to me. There is this flavor that tastes a bit like what I can only assume dishwater tastes like. There is this lemon twang and this muddy mess of sickly tasting flavors like old vegetables in the refrigerator. On a positive note there is a smooth wheat flavor that tries to come to the rescue at the end. If I had a 2 second memory I would probably really enjoy this beer.
Palate: The palate for this beer is pretty bad. The combination of flavors makes it undrinkable to me.
Overall: I find this to be a beer of poor quality that I would not recommend or drink again.