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RATINGS: 2236   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Samuel Adamsģ 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Honestly when I first picked this up I wasnít expecting alot even though I really enjoy their Boston Lauger. I was expecting some crap along the lines of H.C. Bergers Indego Ale, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found their Summer Ale to be a very refreshing delicious brew. I could drink hefeweizens like this all day long. A citris flavor was there, but not too prevailent as to overtake the hops. The carbonation is perfect and just as I like it in hefes. As in all Sam Adams brews...love the label!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2002
Zach Diesel bought me a 6 pack of this once, there was no Bells Oberon left at the store. This beer was kinda like an Oberon Both were wheat beers with citrus. I enjoyed it all the same.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Best wheat beer I believe Iíve tried,not near as bitter,great balance not overroasted ,tangy refreshing very nice lace like most other Sam Adams beer.This is great!!!!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2002
This wheat ale has a deep golden color with amber undertones. the lack of head on the brew was disapointing. the aroma was lemony sweet and malty as was the flavor. the finish was slightly dry and hoppy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2010 Sampled 6/4/2010. This wheat ale pours a light gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is grainy and cereal, with citrus and spices. A medium to light bodied wheat ale. The malts are cereal, grainy and slightly sweet. The hops are floral and spicy. Hint of lemon and citrus. Lively carbonation. A nice summer beer, light and refreshing yet has some flavor going on. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Old Rating Med gold color, small head. Lightly malted, lightly hopped. Distinct kind of overpowering lemony taste. Light refreshing taste, not a lot of beer taste (hops and malts). Finish is clean. Aftertaste is lemony.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Refreshing, fruity, and a strange wheat taste. A very good hot weather beer. An average beer other times. The beer snobs might not but I like Sam Adams, and this isnt a bad offering from them.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Didnít get the overtones of citrus zest that were mentioned on the label, but this is a very wheaty ale. Very refreshing hot weather brew and I can see where it gets its name.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Not bad, but not enough of the "Citrus notes" in my bottles. Also aroma was weak---all in all an average beer, and typical of Boston Beer Co.ís erratic quality.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Great summertime back porch beer. Very fruity, orange and lemon. Donít taste the pepper though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Cloudy maize. Hint of an orage aroma with a yeasty flavor. Light hop after.


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