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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
One of the better sam adams brews. Its a shame their year round beers aren't this good.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2003
I was rather disappointed with this, although it goes really well on a super hot summer day in the South. I expected this to have a bit of a stronger taste, it comes across kind of musty and sweaty in the aroma. A very subtle floral aroma and citrus overtones. Overall way too light for me.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Got this and their Weiss on sale during the summer. Not much difference between the two. This had more citrus notes, yet it was more bitter also. Did not enjoy this as much as the Weiss.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Medium bodied with mild bitterness. Delicate floral hop aromas with a malty accent. Crisp and well carbonated with some citrus notes. Refreshing, but not great.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
bythe40 (64) - USA - JAN 15, 2003
This is a weak "Ale" with strong flavors of citrus (lemon).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
Golden amber with large white head and good lace. Slightly tart malt nose. Light sweet malt profile with slightly acidic hop finish

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
Give me a WINTER LAGER over a SUMMER ALE any day!!

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
i looked for the citrus...when this beer starts to get warm, God help them if they finish it..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Big Head, takes a few minutes to subside. Slightly cloudy appearance. Better than many wheats but lacking the spiciness of my favorites.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
I dunno whats worse this or SA..


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