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RATINGS: 2200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Pours yellow, with a good head. Tastes of strong lemon, floral, and spicy...like ground white pepper. Finishes smooth and slight tangy and tart. Very nice on a 90 degree summer day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KCKajr (15) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Probably my favorite offering from Sam Adams. Pure summer. There's a tangy little zip to the taste that makes this extremely refreshing. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is go jogging in the evening when the sun is starting to go down and then cancel out all the hard work with a few of these when I'm done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
A great tasting summer beer, with a light head. An almost yellow appearance. Very crisp and fruity tasting. Good overall beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2004
I am not a fan of this type and this brew gave me no reason to change. A light wieght and un offensive brew

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
I really liked the slight citrus and hop spice in this one. Definitely nice to drink on a hot summer day. Moderate alcohol wasn't offensive.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleindulger (12) - Venice, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
As usual, it ways heavy on the palate, but finishes smoothly. Very invigorating!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Cloudy golden color. Aroma is wheaty and lemony. Flavor has a touch of spice, lemon again. Lighter to medium body. Decent, not bad in the heat.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Has a cloudy golden-orange color. The beer smells awful: it reminds me of a trash dumpster filled with cans and bottles at a local bar or fair. The taste is nothing special, and actually leaves a weird tang afterwards. Inside your mouth, this beer tingles and almost has a metallic taste. I would not buy this again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2004
The apearence is a clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is mild, slightly spicey perhaps a hint of fruit. The flavor is bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - JAN 20, 2004
I live on this in the summer. Dock the boat, head to the bar order a sam. This beer has a refreshing light crisp taste. It seems like it was made for cheeseburgers and sunsets by the water.


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