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RATINGS: 2198   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.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Slight lemon aroma. Cloudy. O.K. taste. Nothing spectacular.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Pretty mediocre. Too much lemon zing that even detriments the aroma. Kind of reminds me of cascade almost. The flavor gets less annoying the closer you get to the end

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Just another bland beer from the Sam Adams crew

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Light, lemony. An O.K. drinkable beer, but nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2002
decent, but way too lemony for my tastes... crisp, maybe, tangy... well, obviously... it is a wheat beer, so it’s quite refreshing, i just couldn’t taste much other than the damn lemons

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
A nice american wheat with lots of wheat and some lemon and very slight american hops. A classic summer ale perfect for a BBQ.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2002
Had this beer on tap. Wasn’t real impressed with it. I tasted lemon and I don’t believe lemon or lime has a place in beer. One of my least favorite Sam Adams beers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1303) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
The best Sam Adams beer that they make. Slightly bitter, nice full flavor with a crisp hint of lemon. Great texture. A better summer beer doesn’t exist.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Light and refreshing, with decent hoppiness a fairly buttery quality that was pretty interesting. Quite decent for being freakin’ sam adams.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2002
I think you can taste the ’citrus’ in this beer more than you can in Pete’s summer brew. I like the subtleness of Pete’s better. This beer appears hazy, and has a somewhat "soapy" feel to the tongue.


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