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RATINGS: 2177   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Aroma is slightly hoppy and citrusy. Flavor is fairly light citrus with a creamy yet spicy? mouthfeel. Crisp and refreshing taste. There is no overwhelming banana flavor I often taste in the style. Good light summer beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Great summer beer. Crisp & refreshing flavor. Fruity/flowery aroma. Glides down the throat effortlessly.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Eh, not bad. Has a little bit of citrus to it but not enough to be memorable. Nothing really stands out with this beer. All I know is that I probably will never get it again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Sweet smell, light yet cloudy visual, and a crisp taste of lemon. However, what, in the name of God, is a "grain of paradise"??????

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 27, 2003
light summer beer with lemon flavor. Congradulations Sam Adams you've made a beer like everyone else. Not my favorite summer beer by far.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2003
This stuff looks like ginger ale with its fizzy short-lived head. Has a peppery-funk taste that I'm not very fond of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Deep, copper/golden color with a thin, creamy white head that lingers a minute before dissipating. The aroma is citrusy, wheaty, and mildly spicy. It has a medium body with a crisp mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is mildly spicy with some lemony citrus notes. The finish is crisp and refreshing with some lemon tanginess and malty sweetness. Not bad for an American wheat, actually this is one of the better. Nice and refreshing beer for the hot summer months.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2003
Bright, crisp, citrusy nose, highly hopped. Slightly coulded orange colour with lively carbonation and a creamy white head. Citrus flavours well hopped very zesty fresh and slightly yeasty. Overall slightly thin body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Poured orange-ish with thin white head. Has mild fruity notes with a little apple and lemon. A decent refreshing beer but nothing knocked my socks off.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Not very good. Very musty like Widmer hefe. They added some spice and lemon zest. Would never buy it. A waste of time and calories


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