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RATINGS: 2178   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
citrusy/lemon aroma, cloudy bronze hue, wheaty and lemony taste, bitter, taste a little bit like "real" lemonade, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2003
A straight forward american wheat. Citrus hoppy flavors. A nice american wheat but I prefer german wheats.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jek803 (41) - USA - JUL 21, 2003
Nice light amber color, not much else. Not terrible, OK lawnmowing beer...I wouldn't care if I ever had it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
I enjoyed this refreshing drink on a hot day. Cloudy golden color. I taste lemon and orange peel. Good hop bitterness at finish. Drink in the sun.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3303) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Pours a hazy blondy-orange with a white head that kinda chills out and siappears in a couple minutes. Fragrance is of a typical wheat beer. Taste is quite mild throughout with a hint of honeydew mellon of cantaloupe or something in there. Finish is very mild. Palate is kinda watery. Once a fine microbrew, but now a macrobrew which tries to appeal to the masses.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2003
A very very light wheat/wit style beer. Flavor was average with not much aroma or head. Fairly refreshing with spicy chicken wings. Not much else.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Draft at a Bennigans. Nothing special with this one. Nice refreshing beer. Had a good citusy flavor to it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Slightly cloudy with cream-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slighty yeasty and slightly citrusy. Flavor is a bit on the tart side and crisp but crispness doesn't hold up well. Hops don't come through very well. I'm sure this beer is better on draught than bottled

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Orange, lemon flavor. Not sure about the supposed spice. I wish this was more yeasty. A little bit thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Floral aroma with a bit of lemon. Cloudy orange color. Goes down easy without much taste. Not good and not bad.


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