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RATINGS: 2333   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
wheaty/banana aroma..slightly sour, wheaty, and yeasty flavors...finish is kinda wierd....leaving a phlemgy mouthfeel..with some lemony touches...blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2004
ON TAP - Sounds better than it tastes. It is refreshing, albeit over carbonated. Too lemony for my liking makes me think that old Sam should stick to what he knows best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3048) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Bottle. Pours out a typical wheat color with a medium sized head. There is a lemon-like aroma that immediately hits you and continues into the taste. Not a bad brew, but the citrus flavor is a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2004
on tap, golden/light amber color, barely cloudy with medium whitish head. very light floral/citrus notes. faint sugary malt taste, can tell wheat is present. faint hop at backend. next!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2004
citrusy, a nice slightly bitter bite to this light bodied american wheat. another decent beer from sam adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abbamouse (20) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Brewed with the almost-forgotten spice called grains of paradise, this has a wonderful ginger/pepper aftertaste that nicely accents the lemony overtones. I wouldn’t want it every day, but what a treat to sample once a year!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2004
Bottled. NYC.. Pale foggy yellow colour. Citrus, lemon and lime flavour. Fruity summer hops, producing moderate bitterness with a fresh sharp edge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Draught at some forgotten bar in New York.
Hazy orange beer with a disappearing head. Fresh malty, fruity and yeasty aroma. Very fruity and quite hoppy in the flavor. Notes of oranges and flowers. Nice and fresh but ordinary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2972) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Cloudy unfilterd orange color. Has a sweet, yeasty aroma. Flavors are grain and a little lemon. Little bit of spiceiness, but only a little. Not the best wheat beer around. It is drinkable and somewhat refreshing.

   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.

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