Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon peel and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days"
This ale pours a beautiful bright golden yellow with a thin white head.
The Aroma is very light on this one,almost too light. There a very small hint of bread and lemons.
The taste is very light and refreshing. There are definite notes of citrus coming from the lemon and the hops. It has a light mouth feel and lemon finish.
Although I am not a fan of the big brewery lime craze this is very different. This is a well crafted ale brewed with lemon instead of a cheap lager covered up with lime. This is a perfect hot day beer with a clean taste. I would rate this beer a 8 out of 10.