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RATINGS: 2333   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (3253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
355 ml bottle from a Fakta discounter. Hazy, deep golden colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, sweet exotic fruits, pale malts and a subtle spiced note. Taste is light sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and fruity with exotic fruits. Nice, refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2328) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle. 5.5%. Best before 04.17. Pours a hazy, pale yellow, with a white head. Slightly tart aroma with hops, fruit, citrus and grass, a bit spicy. Citrusy (orange peel, lemon), hoppy, spicy flavour. Burnt rubber overtone as it warms. Finish is citrusy (lemon) and mildly bitter, with a light milky note. Lingering spicy, grassy note. Light green apple note as it warms Overall so-so. Feels unbalanced. I can see where it wants to go, but it isn’t really working for me. 16.07.16.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle at Gaylord Nashville, 12th July 16. Pours clear amber, aroma is wheat, citrus, some spice. Taste is slight spice refreshing, simple, nothing special

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
messiers (4) - - JUL 12, 2016 does not count
This year's batch is less sweet than in years past. Palate is smoother with a heff background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15488) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle @ Fakta, Kerteminde. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Massive coriander, grass, lime. Very Sweet and spicy. One dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nurmis (347) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle 355ml. Pours clear golden with medium sized white head. Aroma of wheat malts and lemon. Bit watery and not a big fan of the aroma. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bartlebier (3349) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2016 120z bottle bbAUG2016. Bref: an industrially weak perversion of a thin spiked Belgian Wit just beneath Blue Moon in adjunct-laden radler-i-fication. - Ar: virtually none, spent banana peel starches and old sweet vanilla powder. Tastes like a low-fat yoghurt infused with artificial vanilla, slick and yet watery in mouthfeel. Lemon peel and the paradise grains must have evaporated, leaving an empty wheat peel of summer sadness and sad summeriness on banana-botoxed lips. Cf. Widmer Hefe for a parallel take on a German Weizen. #SadUSWheatAles

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sarpa (1347) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle 355ml from Alko. Pours clear light golden with a small white head. Grainy aroma, some citrus and hay in the aroma. Light straw, grainy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (555) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Willie's Ice House. Hazy, orangish yellow, white head. Aroma is wheat and lemon. Crisp, citrus flavor. Nice summer brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12716) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2016
Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma with mango and and pineapple, along with a spicy touch. Sweet fruity and spicy flavour with bready malt.

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