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RATINGS: 2333   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   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.

3
   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.

3.1
   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.

2.7
   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!

3.1
   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.

3.5
   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!

2.7
   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.

2.8
   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.

3
   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.

2.5
   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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