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RATINGS: 2203   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 Has a pale cloudy appearance and a smallish head. Interesting wheat taste here. Has a strong lemon taste with spiciness. The wheat is overpowered by these flavors. However, it was interesting enough that I have had it a few times.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Looks like a classic belgian white. Nice pale gold, diminished white frothy head. Smells like cloves, hops, lemon, and cinnamon. Tastes very unique, lemon, pepper, a little sour. Not the best I have ever had but it is quite different. Interesting to say the least.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2003
A decent summer beverage. Wasn't outstanding in any particular area. Some light malt crispness and wheat flavor, the citric flavor wasn't really that noticable, and not much hop bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Slight aroma of lemons and spice. Mild tart lemon flavor. Slightly sour, flavor of grass, pears, and lemons. Chalky finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 7, 2003
I didnt really enjoy this. It was a while ago, but from what i remember it was kinda light and flavorless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Nice hoppy, refreshing summer ale. Not too citrusy. Good aroma to it. Good summer beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2638) - 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"??????


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