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RATINGS: 2219   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 18, 2002
This brew pours a hazy light honey. The titanic white super creamy head is very dense and tight, and on the edge of being rocky - pretty much what you would expect of a wheat. The head is fully lasting with good lacing. The subtle nose is mostly grain, toasted cereal, and earthy cheese . Some citrus, perfume and flower aroma is also present. The flavor is very sweet with a touch of tangy. The average finish is bready. The light smooth body is soft and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Hmm. Very much different from what I was expecting from Sam Adams. Citrusy, light hoppiness, lighter in body then the rest of the beers I have had from them. I must say that I thought it a welcome change from the norm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Spiced with lemon, wit-ish, watery, good aroma. I quite like it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2002
I’ve had different reaction to this,depending if it was on tap or in the bottle,prefer tap.Refreshing,with a zest of citrus and spice, yet it leaves you with feeling that you just paid $4.00 a cold herbal tea.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2002
I found the lemony flavor to be overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aquadave99 (5) - Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2002 does not count
Excellent Summer time beer. Very refreshing when ’Ice Cold’. No distinct aroma. Can slightly detect lemmon in after taste, but not overbearing. Nice touch with the malaguita pepper to offset lemmon. It all blends together to make this one of the best Summer Brews I have tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2002
Weak, fruity flavor, watery with a hint of lemon. Next to the Bocks attemted by Sam Adams this is the worst beer from them I have tried. Probably because I am biased against wheat beers, not my style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2003 I'd call it regrettably bland and uninteresting, but those two terms are pretty expected when the words 'summer ale' appears on a label. Definite hints of citrusy lemon, but lacks enough body to be truly refreshing. Like most Sam's products, it's just sort of there. Very sweet.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2002
This is a very mediocre beer. Not bad, but not that good. I wouldn’t buy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2002
Tap. Citrus flavored light summer brew. Good for its style.

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