Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat

12 oz single from Total Wine, Perimeter, Atlanta, GA, USA. Notched Mar 2010 on the label.
I *think* that this is currently being included in the Sam Adams Winter 12 pack – GOD knows why – it doesn’t belong there and it’s a bloody liberty by BBC to put his beer in that mixer – out of order, STOP it! Marketing RULES in the USA!
Pour gives a decent, hazed, honey colored body with a high white head and some really good lace in the Southampton Weizen glass. Good looker.
Nose is largely neutral and really only gives a touch of sweetness and certainly minimal citrus from any kind of lemon.
Wheat based tastes that surprisingly lack any depth of lemon. Sure, there is a crispness about the beer, and sure it seems refreshing (if somewhat unseasonal), but the citrus notes remain largely a mystery to me. There is some sweet, very light caramel of perhaps a little butterscotch, but the lemon is lost on me.
Rounded nicely in the mouth and quite satisfying,
Strange – I enjoyed this, would probably drink it again, but LEMON and in WINTER???? No way on either count! Odd.

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11/29/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.68
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