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RATINGS: 2196   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2002
A surprising and very pleasing beer. Had a nice burnt taste that was eased w/ a hint of lemon at the end. Sits a bit heavy in the stomach, but all in all one of the better Sam Adams beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2002
This isn’t all that remarkable, which is upsetting from a sam adams product. I appreciated the fact that it wasn’t too much like lemonade, though. Pretty much tasted like any other summer beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeekendWarrior (3) - USA - AUG 8, 2002 does not count
The hint of lemon is a great twist. I also enjoyed the lightness of the beer. I will have this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2002
A nice summer ale, a bit on the spicy side, but good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2002
Decent beer, i prefer petes Summer Brew if i am drinking a ’summer’ specialty beer. Very classy bottle

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2002
Slight citrus smell, tangy taste, and a strong tangy aftertaste. An average beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Ok, grains of paradise just sound good. The beer itself however, was nothing special, and the slight lemony flavor... well I dont like lemon in my beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Light, refreshing, and good change if it’s on tap...

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
I like having a Sam Adams seasonal on draft. This brew has a summer flavor (lemony and lightly hopped) that I enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Nice fruity aroma with a cloudy golden color. Flavor of citrus and butterscotch in this particular draft version. When all else fails you can almos never ever go wrong with S.A.


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