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RATINGS: 2224   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
If you want a summer wheat brew drink Oberon from Bells. More flavor. Still it’s a Sammy’s.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2002
I don’t know why, but i intensely dislike this beer. It’s really no different from the dozens of other summer wheat brews. Maybe it’s the beers omnipresence all summer long. You can’t get away from it, and it always seems to show up at parties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - NOV 13, 2002
This shits good when you get done mowing the lawn on a hot day. Good crips, citrusy flavor. ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
A crisp wheat beer with a touch of lemon and spices. Like lemonade for grownups. Refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2002
it’s....well---light. lemony. fizzy. cheap. mix with a guinness and what a new sensation you have@!%$#

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2002
I like this beer! The lemon zest makes it great for a summer brew. Very lite and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Summer is over,lightly malty,fair Summer brew, well Summer is over and so is this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2002
A nice Hefe kind of beer. Has a citrusy taste to it, and a bit of hoppiness. Small head, nice lace on the glass. Nice for chillin’ in the heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Honestly when I first picked this up I wasn’t expecting alot even though I really enjoy their Boston Lauger. I was expecting some crap along the lines of H.C. Bergers Indego Ale, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found their Summer Ale to be a very refreshing delicious brew. I could drink hefeweizens like this all day long. A citris flavor was there, but not too prevailent as to overtake the hops. The carbonation is perfect and just as I like it in hefes. As in all Sam Adams brews...love the label!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Zach Diesel bought me a 6 pack of this once, there was no Bells Oberon left at the store. This beer was kinda like an Oberon Both were wheat beers with citrus. I enjoyed it all the same.

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