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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4365) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2002
A rock-solid, intelligently crafted brew. Clean, balanced and mouthy -- yet somehow light. The key to this beer is the lemon zest -- opposed to lemon juice. It has overtones similar to them little lemon bars that granny used to make. I’m not sure what the ’grains of paradise’ do for the brew, I’ll have to pick some up at the Homebrew Den and see what they taste like. Good, good beer with a cool label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drinkingdan (374) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2002
A great summer time beer. A nice hint of lemon. goes down very smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2002
Some similar spices to a belgian white. But a lot of lemon flavor. I enjoyed this fairly well. But Sam Adams brews tend to sit ’heavy’ on my stomach, which makes it hard for me to drink more than a few at a time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2002
The slight lemon taste was a pleasent surprise. Good summer time drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2002
tried this again as a draft, found it to be far superior than the bottle. the aroma was much stronger as well as the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
Lemon... Hmmm, it works for this beer. Very pleasent to drink and will have you reaching for another one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 ReRate-pours a golden yellow hue with a small white head. sudsy head with lots of carbonation. grainy aroma with some lemon notes. grainy flavors with lots of residual sweetness. grainy finish. Easy to drink if you like your wheat beers tasting like grains.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - FEB 22, 2002
Nothing special but o.k.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
A good summer beer and also a good beer to start with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PSUJason99 (96) - Montclair, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2002
My dad buys this during the summer months, so it has some sentimental value...i’ll only drink it with him...otherwise, it’s up to you if you like it or not.

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