arn8897 (455) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2017 BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Samuel Adams’ Summer Ale in different packaging? If someone had left a cup of lemonade in a patio, during a rainstorm, and then drank it the next day, this is what the beer would taste like. I feel like my soul is bruised from having this beer. And "premium lager" is an oxymoron, by the way.
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2017 Pours a hazy golden amber color with a white head. Aromas of hops and citrus. Taste the same with a nice tart bitter finish. Light palate and light lacing in the glass. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a nice amber color. Nice sweet malt nose with a hint of hops. Taste is caramel, with mild hops and a touch of fruit. DrNosha (2843) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
12oz Flasche. Goldgelbes Bier mut schönem weissen Schaum. Hopfen und Getreidearoma. Geschmack leicht süss und süffig. tillmac62 (768) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Review from notes taken in 2013. The pour is cloudy with an outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.
The nose is a bit weak, but has nice hints of lemon and light hops over a rather pronounced biscuit.
Light medium body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice somewhat prickly finish.
The flavor profile is very good. Quite reasonable in terms of intensity, complexity and balance. Slightly tart and lemon notes begin then flow to a mild earthy and herbal bitterness. The middle brings a nice burst of biscuit to balance. The finish is a bit crisp and semi-dry. p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2015
based on notes from 2012. Looks yellow. Smells of pilsner pale with nice hops.
GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 23 Jun 2012 -- A zesty and refreshing beer. Spring time is the perfect time for this beer. eduardovl (1490) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 330ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a very cloudy color forming a big creamy, thin bubbled and solid white head. Good retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings formed and left in the glass
S: Smooth and pleasant in the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of sweet grains, pepper, spices and flowery hops. Notes of oranges, orange zest, pumpkins and bready low fermentation yeasts
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Very malty and bready. Strong notes of orange and orange zest. In overall, a quite smooth and slightly sweet beer. Mild bitter hops bitterness
M: Light and very smooth body. Medium carbonation. Bready spicy aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. Smoothing ans refreshing. Another great Samuel Adams beer
[ BA Review @ 10/31/2013 ] slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"similar to, but different than the noble pils. tettnanger hops in here? the aroma and flavor are leaning towards being stright up fruity with a little less crispness and hop bite than the pils, but it is still quite good for a lager. " CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours from 12 oz bottle a slightly cloudy golden/amber color with a big white head. Aroma is of malts, hops, citrus, moss, slight pine, and some floral notes. The flavours are definitely on the sweet side, with honey, lemon and light-flavored malts, with some dry and semi-spicy hops show through a little bit in the finish and in the aftertaste. Decent, go to lager I guess. VastActiv (7749) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki. Originally rated 26052012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness and malts.