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RATINGS: 2210   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Large white mostly lasting head. Mod lacing. Way to light for my taste. very uninspiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3639) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2002
This poured out of the bottle with a nice golden yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head. The nose had subtle spice notes with hints of lemon. The flavor was a little tangy. You can taste the wheat in the grain bill and the lemon flavors became more dominant as this beer warmed up (not necessarily a good thing). It is a very refreshing summer beer, but I prefer my wheats, American and Bavarian, without the lemon.

   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.

   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

   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

   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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mribm (458) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1378) - 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.

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