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RATINGS: 2276   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Just another bland beer from the Sam Adams crew

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Light, lemony. An O.K. drinkable beer, but nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2002
decent, but way too lemony for my tastes... crisp, maybe, tangy... well, obviously... it is a wheat beer, so itís quite refreshing, i just couldnít taste much other than the damn lemons

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
A nice american wheat with lots of wheat and some lemon and very slight american hops. A classic summer ale perfect for a BBQ.

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. Wasnít real impressed with it. I tasted lemon and I donít 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 (1626) - 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 doesnít exist.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Light and refreshing, with decent hoppiness a fairly buttery quality that was pretty interesting. Quite decent for being freakiní sam adams.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2002
I think you can taste the ícitrusí in this beer more than you can in Peteís summer brew. I like the subtleness of Peteís 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. Iím 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-Cís best.


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