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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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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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