This was the second beer of the night. I’ve had Sam Summer many times, and I think that three years ago, it tasted much better. I still enjoy this beer and this is pretty much my “go-to” beer during the summer months.
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Trivia: Grains of Paradise are a West African spice that are intended to impart a peppery spice and enhance the citrus flavors within the brew.
Random: I used to joke that this brew tasted like rainbows and leprechauns because it was so good.
This was also served on tap in a pint glass with half a finger of white head. There was moderate carbonation visible in the brew through the hazy straw yellow color of the beer. On the nose, I got a lot of citrus and some spice to it as well. The taste is also citrusy, mostly lemons and oranges, with a moderate amount of spices like coriander and pepper. The citrus gives it a bit of sweetness, which is nice. I think the brew in general is a little under carbonated, and it would help the crispness if it could be a touch more carbonated. There is also the usual wheat taste that one would expect with this type of beer. With all this being said, this is still my quintessential summer beer. It’s an easy go-to session beer in the summer that is easily accessible. There are definitely better examples of summer beers, but I always look for this every summer. Another solid brew from Sam Adams.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0