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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Reminds me a little of some of the Belgians I don’t like. Kind of a mild citrus, herbal something that just puts me off.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
Bottled: Hazy yellow coloured. White medium sized head. Very citrusy, light spices and malt in the aroma. Flavour of yeast, malt and fruit. Is light and very fresh. Good summerbeer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
translucent golden yellow. butter scotch aroma, wheaty citrus taste. smoooth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2004
7/11/04: Bottle.
Light lemon hop aroma. Medium lemon-brown body with a white head. Lemon and hops with some banana and clove.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Pours goldish orange with no head. Smells fruity, maybe orange. I also tasted some orange with hints of flowers. Pretty smooth and good overall. Sometimes though I tasted metal and that threw me off a little.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Just a bit too bland for my taste. Pale color and slightly cloudy with white head that dissipates a little too quickly. Urinous aroma and some citrus flavor. Boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Thought this might be a wit, but it turned out a wheat. Oh well! Starts tangy, middle sweet and a litle thick, finishes mildly with a strong aftertaste of Saltines. Huh? This is a palatable American wheat. Decent golden color. Small white head. Not offensive. Not exciting either.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 28, 2004
this tasted like lemon water w/hints of alcohol...another beer not to ever drink again, reminded me of a corona...yuck!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
I didn’t really like this one, kinda of a lemon taste to it, semi sweet, and pretty smooth beer, I guess its ok to have this on a summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUL 26, 2004
A light tasting beer with a semi-sweet flavor. Very smooth with barely any aftertaste.


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