This is not my 'favorite' as the thread implies but it's a good thread for the discussion of various brews I guess. This past weekend I picked up two 6-packs of Samuel Adams; Summer Ale and Cherry Wheat.
The Summer Ale as I remember it said it had lemon zest and some 'grains of paradise' in it. I was very disappointed in this one. Not only did I not get any fruitiness in it (which I thought may be underlying), I got no lemon background notes either. It was a very plain, nothing special brew. Maybe it was just me, but I found nothing special going on in it.
Now the Cherry Wheat... That was a beer I really liked! I noticed I really have a love for wheat brews, let's say that right now. Oh, and the Summer Ale was a wheat recipe beer, but I still did not like it. Anyways, this Cherry Wheat was amazing. The aroma of the cherries mixed with the 'beer aroma' was great. Both in the nose and the taste, the cherries were not too overpowering. Everything was blended just right, and I will definitely be buying another sixer of this!