Samuel Adams Summer Ale will taste a little different this year.

The Boston-based brewery, which also operates a brewery and tasting room in Cincinnati, announced Tuesday that it has changed the recipe for the lemon wheat beer — the first recipe change in 23 years. The brewery says the new version "has all the flavor drinkers know and love with a boosted citrus profile and scaled back earthy, spice note for a lighter and brighter taste."

Summer Ale now has new citrus elements such as pureed orange, lime and lemon.

"When we introduced Summer Ale 23 years ago, it was inspired by the weather and ingredients of the season and had a dynamic flavor profile," Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch said in a prepared statement. "As we started experimenting with the Summer Ale recipe, we decided to only update the classic recipe if we were blown away by the flavor and drinkability. With this new recipe, we found a way to give drinkers even more of what they know and love about Summer Ale."

Summer Ale is available in six-packs and 12-pack bottles, 12-pack cans, 16-ounce cans, draft and Summer Variety packs.

Boston Beer also redesigned packaging for Summer Ale and Boston Lager.