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RATINGS: 2236   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Small white head. Hazey, orange/copper color. Wheat malt and the lemon coming through in the nose. Grainy, lemony flavors, light bodied, good carbonation. Some spiceyness, grains of paradise? Good mower brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Hazy appearance with foamy white head. Wheaty taste, typical of the summer ales in US. Slightly acrid bitterness as an aftertaste which lingers for a while. I imagine that the beer would taste better with a lemon. Kind of average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2003
This is slightly citric aroma. The flavors is faitn with a very light wheat flavor. It's a bit bland. It's very easy drinking which I guess is appropriate for the season, but I kind of like even my "summer" beers to have more flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
When I poured this brew into my glass it poured a medium white creamy head with small bubbles. The body was cloudy, and the hue was orange. The lacing was excellent on all sides of my glass. It had a light malty and lemon aroma. The palate was light and creamy. This brew also had a sweet flavor to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This brew poured a mostly diminishing fizzy medium sized head of small to medium sized white bubbles and a semi-transparent hazy thin light amber orange colored body. It had a moderate straw, bread, malt aroma with some hoppy and lemon notes to it. It begins somewhat bitter and acetic with a finish that's lightly acidic with an after taste that lingers around for a fair amount of time. Its palate was light and a bit dry while being softly tingling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2003
nice aroma neither alarming nor special, lacing seadfast indicative of Sam; color a nice hazy sunlight ie summer ale; taste of lemons and citrus again ok for summer; shared it at a dinner with a group of real women's women and it was a left over from one of their "impowering parties"---I couldn't help but think, for impowerment drop the lemon and pick up a stout for God's sake--but i was too afraid to mention it. Though having Sam their as my date was very comforting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Bought a case of this for a party on a whim...goes down very easy and the slight lemon taste is a nice touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
A nice brew. Reminded me of Sierra's Summerfest. Nice golden color, a hint of lemon taste. A nice "summer" beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Good crisp brew. Very faint fruit (lemon) taste, otherwise a middle-of-the-road wheat beer. Not bad whatsoever but nothing exceptional either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2003
hazy gold. Faint citrus aroma. Tastes of wheat and fruit. Some unusual (not bad) tangy/bitter taste. OK overall.

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