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RATINGS: 2333   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3792) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2003
Bottled. Hazy amber gold, good creamy white head and moderate condition. Faintly aromatic spicy wheat nose, thin and tangy in the mouth with a low banana wheaty note. Earthy and chalky finish with a slight lingering burn on the lips.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Draft, at House of Blues, Chicago. So, HoB won't be known as a "beer bar" anytime soon. Ten taps, the usual suspects, regular Sam and this seasonal. So…
A good choice in such a place. The nose is subdued, just a trace of weiss odor. Head is thin, becomes nice and lacy. Color is hazy yellow like a good wheat beer. Lemon taste is definitely there, some spiciness. Worth tasting in season, though not a "craft brew" type anymore. If you got a skunked bottle, try to find it in draft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Wheaty, lemony/citric, refreshing Summer Brew, lots of laceing, making me drunk, I like, must drink more, “it’s Friday night and I’m feeling right; This is how we do it.”

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Kind of bland, but a nice summer refresher. Slightly lemoy, but I almost couldnt tell. More sour than lemon taste. Decent beer, but not as good as the normal sam adams stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2003
A nice lemony flavor that goes along with the citrus flavor. A little bitter for a summer ale but still not bad. Good with salty food.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (824) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
citrusy/lemon aroma, cloudy bronze hue, wheaty and lemony taste, bitter, taste a little bit like "real" lemonade, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2003
A straight forward american wheat. Citrus hoppy flavors. A nice american wheat but I prefer german wheats.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jek803 (41) - USA - JUL 21, 2003
Nice light amber color, not much else. Not terrible, OK lawnmowing beer...I wouldn't care if I ever had it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
I enjoyed this refreshing drink on a hot day. Cloudy golden color. I taste lemon and orange peel. Good hop bitterness at finish. Drink in the sun.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Pours a hazy blondy-orange with a white head that kinda chills out and siappears in a couple minutes. Fragrance is of a typical wheat beer. Taste is quite mild throughout with a hint of honeydew mellon of cantaloupe or something in there. Finish is very mild. Palate is kinda watery. Once a fine microbrew, but now a macrobrew which tries to appeal to the masses.


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