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RATINGS: 2202   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.


2.5
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Panzuriel (1349) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Light and refreshing, with decent hoppiness a fairly buttery quality that was pretty interesting. Quite decent for being freakin’ sam adams.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (40) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2002
I think you can taste the ’citrus’ in this beer more than you can in Pete’s summer brew. I like the subtleness of Pete’s better. This beer appears hazy, and has a somewhat "soapy" feel to the tongue.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
Hazy golden-orange. Huge pillowy wheat head that lasted and left a nice sticky lacing too. A honey-like sweetness is evident in the nose along with hints of lemon, caramel and a light maltiness. Taste is a little bit sweet with some detectable lemon. I’m a big fan of wheat beer in general, but this one is just average IMO.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Deep orange hue, with a decent head. Taste has notes of citrus and grain. Solid effort, but not one of B-B-C’s best.

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.


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