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RATINGS: 2109   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
buffdaddy615999 (38) - Garwood, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2001
My favorite sam adams beer by far. Zest refreshing and crisp. Highly recomended. great for a nice summer’s day on the beach

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 24, 2001
Impressive, nice light body with a tangy flavor, light aroma. Nice cloudy looks. Not at all hoppy or bitter. Very crisp and smooth, perfect with Friday lunch before going back to the office!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 20, 2001
I enjoyed this. Hops were hardly noticeable, and it has a pleasant, tangy berry flavor. Not too sweet, however, with a mild finish. Vibrant golden color with a nice, white head. One of their best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2001
Somewhat disappointing. ’Zesty’ I suppose, but kind of bland, and the lemony flavor isn’t really prominent. Little in the way of aroma; nice big head that takes a long time to clear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2001
Wow, this beer is really lemony. The label says they use ’lemon zest’ (from the rind) and they aren’t kidding. Refreshing enough, but for an American summer wheat beer, I prefer Bell’s Oberon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2001
I try it every year thinking I will like it better, but its just not there. I still like and drinkit, but I prefer Pete’s version better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2001
My least favorite Sam Adams but this one is still a good beer in my book. This is what a ’light’ beer should be. Even better on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2001
a good ale with a sweet flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2001
A pleasant, mild ale...crisp, slight citrus tones. On the light side. My dad - an avowed Coors Light drone, actually likes this stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2001
I found this to be a very average wheat ale, not nearly as good as some of the microbrews of this style that I have tried.

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