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RATINGS: 2162   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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2010 Sampled 6/4/2010. This wheat ale pours a light gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is grainy and cereal, with citrus and spices. A medium to light bodied wheat ale. The malts are cereal, grainy and slightly sweet. The hops are floral and spicy. Hint of lemon and citrus. Lively carbonation. A nice summer beer, light and refreshing yet has some flavor going on. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Old Rating Med gold color, small head. Lightly malted, lightly hopped. Distinct kind of overpowering lemony taste. Light refreshing taste, not a lot of beer taste (hops and malts). Finish is clean. Aftertaste is lemony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Refreshing, fruity, and a strange wheat taste. A very good hot weather beer. An average beer other times. The beer snobs might not but I like Sam Adams, and this isnt a bad offering from them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Didn’t get the overtones of citrus zest that were mentioned on the label, but this is a very wheaty ale. Very refreshing hot weather brew and I can see where it gets its name.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Not bad, but not enough of the "Citrus notes" in my bottles. Also aroma was weak---all in all an average beer, and typical of Boston Beer Co.’s erratic quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Great summertime back porch beer. Very fruity, orange and lemon. Don’t taste the pepper though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Cloudy maize. Hint of an orage aroma with a yeasty flavor. Light hop after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Smells like bread and lemon, mostly yeast taste with faint lemon. Pretty golden/orange color with streams of bubbles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Bready, lemon aroma with a similar taste. Very smooth feel on the tongue. Not much bitterness at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Bland wheat beer with a minor citrus note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Very much a wit-style beer, with wheat and citrus at the fore of both flavor and taste. Simple and easy drinking beer, both of which I assume are in keeping with the goal.

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