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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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Its a wheat beer. Not my favorite style, but this was good. I bet it would be really good served ice cold on a hot summer day. Guess thats why they call it summer ale. 7/2/6/3/14

RERATE: Pour from bottle is golden with only some traces of a white head that quickly diminishes to a white ring. Aroma is sweet and somewhat wheaty. A little too sweet. I’d prefer more citrus and less honey in the aroma. Flavor is again sweet with a decent wheat character but it is not the same as a unfiltered wheat. The body is sharp carbonation which is nice for a refreshing beer, but its a too sweet to be truly refreshing and the filtering does rob it of the authentic character of better wheats. Overall a good performance from Sam Adams. This beer definitely has a following and I’m sure it acts as a stepping stone for many would-be beer enthusiasts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 16, 2004
This is another good Sam Adams. Has a nice taste and can really taste the citrus. I would rather drink this than most of Sam Adams other beers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 16, 2004
This beer was great. I actually liked this a little more than Samuel Adams Hefeweizen which was a surpise. You can definitely taste the wheat and it has a lemon aftertaste. Very smooth and very refreshing.

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