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RATINGS: 2338   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Yellow with a white head. Spicy aroma, a little citrussy. Refreshingly bland citrussy lawnmower beer flavor. I hate Summer beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Draught at Jack’s in S.F. 05.23.04 In need of a starter beer at lunchtime the day after a TOUGH night at the Toronado, I said, "why not" and ordered a glass of this beer that I figured I wouldn’t be sad about leaving behind if it sucked or I just couldn’t stomach a brew just yet. Pour was light gold, medium head, sporadic lacing. Plain, almost pilsenerish with sweet hops. Light flavor and crisp finish. So-so, whatever.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2004
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Very smooooooth. A strong light malty flavor- isn’t that weird? Makes you wonder if this is higher alcohol than they admit. Appears a golden to light brown cloudy color. Unfiltered or chill haze? Subtle citrus flavors. Drinks very quick. Striking absence of any hop flavoring at all, but somehow this works.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Poured cloudy gold with a small head. Lots of grains with some citrus overtones. Easy drinking ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2004
very good wheat beer, cloudy unfliltered appearance w/just a tinge of lemon and spice. better than a lot of micro wheats I’ve had

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle - so called summer ales are not my favorite, here goes. Kinda hazy yellow in color with a pretty good white head. Very little aroma. Some citrus/lemon undertones with a dry finish. There, I did it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2004
On tap. Nice unfiltered hazy amber appearance. Aroma of pears and white grapes. The flavor follows suit with a heavy citrus layer. Finishes moderately dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Decided to give this beer the best possible chance by pouring it into my "chalice" glass. Well it worked, in the chalice its a pretty good looking beer dark hazy golden with a fair sized white head. Smell is fresh and zesty..lemon rind and some other spices..possibly coriander..quite nice. After being good on looks and aroma..the taste is very average..not much to it except a very dry and slightly acidic taste..tastes somewhat like lemon seeds. mouthful is very dry and abrupt, no pleasure here. I was dissapointed..though it could be drinkable after a hike in the hot summer sun or something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Pours cloudy gold with a large foamy head. Aroma is malt with a hint of lemon and spice. Flavor is earthy, spicy with a nice citrus finish. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A nice light summer brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
On draft at Archie Moore’s in New Haven. Cloudy pint with minimal head. I instantly regretted my choice, should have stuck with Bass or the Boston Lager. Not much character to this beer.

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