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RATINGS: 2338   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
spicy, a little too much of a lemon flavor. not one of samuel adams best beers, but not as aweful as some reviewers have made it out to be.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Maxwel (3) - millfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2004 does not count
This beer was discusting i couldn’t finish it, this is the only beer i ever through away after a swallow. i have no idea how sam adams made such an awful beer. anyone that thinks this beer is remotely decent should shove an o’douls up their ass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 I thought this was one of Samuel Adams worst beers ever. I can’t believe that this was brewed by the same company. Just terrible. However, an update. I do like this beer now. A very nice beer for the summertime, the hint of lemon is quite nice, I must rate this beer higher.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
I was very dissapointed in this beer, I had it while ago (internet problems over the summer) But I do recall that I didn’t like it, never to be tried again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Pours out hazy golden color with nice head. Great lemon flavor with spicy finish. Very refreshing. Perfect for seafood and mexcian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2004
From a bottle - This one poured a straw-hued golden yellow with a tall, fine, rapidly diminishing head of foam and a citrusy aroma. the taste is of light, sweet lager with lemon and grassy notes thrown in... a good summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Deep gold in color with a slight cloudiness. Lightly spicy and a faint hint of citrus. All in all pretty good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Draught. Dark orange-yellow and cloudy with a nice fluffy head. Nose is of grass and straw and possible junk left in the lines of the keg system. Tastes like straw and hay as well, with a little sweetness. Interesting. Mouthfeel is nice, with light body, but nice carb and a little touch of bitter at finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
(Draft) Slightly cloudy yellow hue with a smallish white head. Sweet and spice aroma. Spice and some sweetness dominate the flavor with a very light bitterness and some graininess on the finish. Not bad, quite refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 A very good ale that is golden in color with a white head. Has a nice slightly spicy aroma. Good flavor and goes down smooth. Good beer.

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