Name – Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Country – United States
Type – American Pale Wheat Ale
Appearance – Pours a clear yellow color with a big, foamy white head.
Smell – Big smells of lemon, pepper and honey.
Taste – A sweet lemony taste up front with a hint of honey. Finishes with a wheat and pepper taste to it.
It feels like only a few weeks ago that Sam Adams released the White Ale seasonal and now the Summer Ale is on the shelves in the second week of April. If this holds true I am expecting Octoberfest on the shelves in July. No exceptions Sam! I didn’t really mean to have to wheat beers in a row that is just how I picked them out of the fringe really. This is pretty good one. I like the taste of lemon instead of oranges that most wheats tend to have. The pepper taste throws it off a bit but it makes for something interesting.
Overall Grade – B