A tell tale sign that summer's finally here is when your favorite local watering hole has updated their Sam Seasonal tap to Summer Ale. It's a perennially refreshing selection, with a gorgeous golden color and forward notes of lemon, green banana, white pepper, cracker malt and subtle allspice. Flavors of toasted wheat and lemon pith unfold on the palate, complemented by medium carbonation and a slightly grainy texture. The finish is crisp and refreshing, with a lingering, juicy citrus character.
89 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jun 2015)
A bready, lemon-nipped aroma drifts up from the tight bubbles of this slightly hazy, deep golden brew. Brewed with lemon zest and grains of paradise, this summer seasonal begins with full-flavored grainy wheat that explodes on the tongue with biting lemon notes. As the pithy citrus and touch of pepper take over the palate, they combine with a dash of bitterness that immediately dries out the sides of the tongue. As Summer Ale finishes, lemon and a hint of grains of paradise—imagine white pepper mixed with evergreen—linger crisply on the tongue.
89 points, Draft Magazine