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RATINGS: 2339   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Fine persistent foam. The aroma is a little citrus with a touch of sweet honey. It is a gentle American wheat beer, which has great malt fill with the typical freshness of the freshly-cut grains. Furthermore, it has a slightly sweet taste of honey, while taste is provided by orange zest and lime / citrus. It is a tasty and fresh wheat with the perfect name Summer Ale, for a real summer beer it is indeed. Hop bitterness is almost absent and does not contribute properly to highlight something special. Mouthwatering and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellonearth (121) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
Une blonde un peu voilée avec un col mousseux. Arômes de citrons et de blé. Au goût, un petit feeling limonade. Avec une touche légèrement caramelisé. Bien. Mais pas mémorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (5598) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
bottle. Golden light haze. Dry honey on nose, bit grainy malty, some floral notes. Med light bodied, honey ginger, bitters, weak lime flavour. Clean, but a bit dull and not that smooth. Feels a bit watery at times even.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1971) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Golden coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon and some citrus. Flavor is malty with some wheat and and lemon notes. Thin to medium palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1944) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Somehow this one slipped through the cracks in terms of my rating, but, better late than never. Pours a hazy golden with a small fading white head that manages a good deal of stringy lace. Light citrus and wheat cracker nose. Pleasant balanced flavor profile with wheaty malt holding down the backbone while lemon zest and very mild spice creeps in. Finish is clean and ever so slightly tart. Easy drinking summer quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (1868) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Tap at First and Main. Pours slightly hazy yellow with below average sized white head. Taste is slight lemon and spice. As it warmed, more grassiness came out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (1106) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
Copenhagen 31/7 2016. 33 cl bottle from Fakta. The usual fellow hailing with beer mug and some idyllic looking summer water (a lot of mosquitoes are possibly spawning there). Pours hazy pale yellow with high white head. Moderate lacing. Settles as dense 1 cm thick layer of foam. Aroma is fruity sweet and pleasantly lemonadelike. A little citrus and a little orange - quite tart. Strong carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is a short medium sweetness followed by a more pronounced tart bitterness. Aftertaste is rather short and quite tart. Not very complicated but refreshing with a tart twist.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lmojoh (362) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
Flaske 0.33L fra Kilpis Finnland. Farge strågul/brun med hvitt skum. Lukt gress, malt. Smak Malt, noe krydder, frisk i starten, noe besk i ettersmaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (3004) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
Flaske. Nu er jeg også lidt forudindtaget efter at have set en dokumentar hvor Koch opfører sig som et mensch. Duften er hyldeblomst, smagen er frisk og sommerlig med en masse hyldeblomst. Dejlig grill øl.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plovmand (7878) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Lemony and citrusy aroma. Malty and lemony flavor with creamy wheat notes. Lime leaves and light orange.

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