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RATINGS: 2219   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
A pretty good wheat beer where they went ahead and added lemon to it for our "convenience"! Mow the grass on a hot summers day and take a break with one of these. It is pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2004
Well I probably wouldn't say "I can't wait for this to come out each year", I would say it is a welcome sign of summer. A better than medicore american wheat.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2004
An enjoyable, refreshing beer. Mild wheat taste with lemon, drinks easily. An above average ale, but not a standout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2004
Didn't have the bold taste that I was hopping for. The appearence was the best part, nice head and apealing foggy color.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 25, 2004
Lemon, wheat, orance with a yeast and wheat finish. Aroma is slightly lemony, thin head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2004
Slightly hazy golden pour with a foamy white head and some lacing. Lemon, hops, some spices, and wheat aromas. Spice and citrus really comes out showing some lemon and pepper. Malt is light in the background, with the hops being a bit more aggressive. Tangy palate, medium body and a finish of bitter alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2004
Huge billoughy head out of the bottle. Looks like an awesome beer. very smooth. Nice citrusy undertone. Not overly bitter. Great Hot Weather quencher. I like this one very much. I'm very impressed with Samuel Adams lastest beers I've been sampling. I think if you like me this type of beer is exactly what the doctor ordered. Another Great Samuel Adams beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2004
It is fruity and old lemonade flavor. It has a nice head that resemebles the yellow on the bottle. Love the grains of paradise, whatever they are. Not a bad bur.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2004
What the hell are "grains of paradise?" Oh well, the third in my set of "summer" beers this week. This stands right behind the harpoon summer beer and in front of the sierra nevada summerfest to me. Drinkable, another decent brew from Sam Adams.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2004
Pours yellow with a decent head. My commercial description differs slightly. Mine mentions "Grains of Paradise" but not being familar with this "mysterious brewing spice" I could not say how it affected my tasting experience. Not bad.


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