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RATINGS: 2337   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Good wheat beer, very refreshing lawn mower beer. I don't drink this as often now that Boulevard has Zon, but this is one even my non-beer geek friends like when I put them in the cooler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2003
I'm usually on the fence about Sam Adams brews. Sometimes they are suprisingly good, other times they are mundane. I had this selection a little late in the summer so maybe an Indian Summer Ale would have fared better. This wheat ale is infused with refreshing elements of lemon and spice. Yellow-orange in color. Cloudy. Smooth from start to finish with a little spicy kick in between. I like it and look forward to next summer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Nice wheat beer. not as much a fan of wheat beers, but the hint of citrus helps it out. Nice summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2003
This is a ok American Wheat nothing special some what bland. Lemon, wheat, and spicey flavor. Finish is clean, crisp, and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 Has a pale cloudy appearance and a smallish head. Interesting wheat taste here. Has a strong lemon taste with spiciness. The wheat is overpowered by these flavors. However, it was interesting enough that I have had it a few times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Looks like a classic belgian white. Nice pale gold, diminished white frothy head. Smells like cloves, hops, lemon, and cinnamon. Tastes very unique, lemon, pepper, a little sour. Not the best I have ever had but it is quite different. Interesting to say the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2003
A decent summer beverage. Wasn't outstanding in any particular area. Some light malt crispness and wheat flavor, the citric flavor wasn't really that noticable, and not much hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Slight aroma of lemons and spice. Mild tart lemon flavor. Slightly sour, flavor of grass, pears, and lemons. Chalky finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 7, 2003
I didnt really enjoy this. It was a while ago, but from what i remember it was kinda light and flavorless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Nice hoppy, refreshing summer ale. Not too citrusy. Good aroma to it. Good summer beer.

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