chickenflea (350) - 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.
Subliminal64 (40) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great drinking Wheat Ale. Goes down smooth with no aftertaste. Not nearly as good as Erdinger, but a hell of a showing. Will buy again.
MarkoR (717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Frog Pond, in Rochester, NY. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is bread, banana. Taste is same and grainy malt. So so...
scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is banana and bready malts; some yeast. Taste brings some light citrus tang with notes of banana and bubblegum. Grainy malt backbone. Very refreshing.
Sjohnh (474) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright yellow / orange colour, with a small white head. Medium body - you get a bit of the wheat texture. There is grain in the aroma and taste - I couldn’t say whether or not it was "gram of paradise" - and a sweet lemon taste too. Pleasant enough.
andrewje41 (1415) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour pint at the dirty bird. This week on "I can’t believe I haven’t rated this" we have yet another Sam Adams beer. Pours an oily golden color with a thin fizz head. Soft grainy wheat aroma. Flavor is exactly what I expected. A mild wheat flavor, light body, and a decently refreshing cool finish. In a lineup of common competition, this is an obvious choice, though it’s not my favorite "summer" beer. I have a different definition. Not bad.
skatanarchy (170) - - JUL 24, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
보스턴 비어 컴퍼니 - 사무엘 아담스 서머 에일 5.3% ABV 구수한 보리맛에 가벼운 레몬향의 뒤끝. 기분 좋은 여름 시즈널 윗 에일. 아프리카산 페퍼가 들어가 스파이시 함도 있다는데 다시 마셔보고 싶다.
bigda83 (507) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a cloudy golden color with fluffy white head. Aromas of lemon, wheat, hay. Taste followed the nose. Light body and thin texture. Bubbly carbonation. Refreshing to drink in the summer. Similar to a shandy.
theOptimator (329) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is wheat citrus and what I guess is the grains of paradise. Would pass for a Wit easily. Appearance is hazy light orange with medium frothy off white head. Taste is citrus orange forward, wheat, peach tangy aroma hopping and light hop bitterness. Palate is medium light. Sweetness and a light bitterness lingers. Overall a nice beer. The citrus comes across as slightly artificial but still not bad. Could just as easily call this a Belgian Wit.
Ktwse (2837) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of honey, citrus, wheat. Taste is sweet and wheaty. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
DuchessOfIowa (68) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
poured from a bottle. Light golden straw color with very thin head and minimal lacing. Bread and biscuits in the nose with a faint peppery finish.
Small amount of honey sweetness with light citrus at the end of the palate. Slightly dry finish.