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RATINGS: 2251   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
geeklimit (248) - USA - MAY 4, 2011
Pours easy into a cloudy complexion with higher than normal carbonation. Foamy head that relaxes 50% into a pillowed top that sticks around for quite a while. Aroma is of yeast, lemon and hints of what smells like white pepper. Spicy taste, almost like a lemon pepper with an overly-foamy, lemony finish. Spicy lemon aftertaste with slight hops/yeast traces.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobosaintori (7) - - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
smooth, soft and sexy with peach and apricot flavors. very little bitterness. greatly preferred this summer ale over yuenglings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tommynh (76) - - JUN 28, 2015
It's ok for a summer ale, light fresh taste with some summer feeling to it. No real scent, color is ok, sort of like a cloudy orange. Tastes ok with a light summer taste and no aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
emusche (47) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours golden honey with a creamy ivory head. Appearance is quite pleasing. Aromas of lemon, citrus, wheat and malt. Taste is tinny metallic citrus with hints of white pepper and spices. It's ok. Probably goes down well on a hot summer day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CopterScott (198) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
hazy gold color with a thin white had that goes away. aroma is bread and a hint of lemon. Flavor is bread, some spice, and citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1770) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pale gold. Wet wheat, minerals, and watery citrus. Flavor is tinny wheat malt and some citrus.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hiero (158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Beautiful looking, but bland tasting beer. There is not much to taste here. This needs some kind of citrus taste to it and maybe unfiltered. It has potential, but the recipe needs to be tweaked, but I feel that way with a lot of the beers Sam Adams makes.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
daniel_harner (2) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
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1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bierzeit (3) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
From a bottle, I drank two and that was plenty. Not quite, not even close. Not much malt, not much hop, it was like a soda.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (600) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours clear golden with a big puffy beige head, excellent retention. Aromas of spice, bread, lemon, grass. Light body, creamy, smooth, lively. Lightly sweet, mild tartness, light bitter and peppery finish. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (157) - - JUN 5, 2015
5.3% ABV. Wheat Ale. No head out of the tap. Color is a dark hazy honey, 6-8ºSRM. Nose is a full-bodied malt with florid wheaty flavors. Had a beautiful fresh nose that was inviting. Pronounced carbonation. Palate is full of witbier goodness, brief citrus brightness, giving way to the bold malt and then another brief hint of citrus peel in the finish and then it’s the next mouthful. Just like having a Blue Moon, Hoegaarden or a Kronenbourg Blanc. Nice.


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