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RATINGS: 2253   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UDBeernut (2152) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle poured into pint glass A: slightly hazy golden straw color, 1/4 foamy head S: clean citrus scent, hint of wheat T: clean taste, slight tart citrus


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2490) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle from Foley’s, Sligo [300615]
Blonde / light orange, soft haze, frothy white head, slight lacing
Aroma of soft lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh, nice lemon nose
Taste of lemon, light sweet soft pale malts, dab of creamy wheat, lemon citrus, simple flavour but quite good
Palate - Soft carb, light medium body, slightly creamy, easy drinking. Finish of soft sweet lemon, soft zest, refreshing.
Overall - Simple easy soft citrus summer beer. Nice mellow lemon. Pleasant with a good drinkability.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chalumeaux (328) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Poured from can golden honey with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus wheat and malt. Taste is somewhat thin and needs something to brighten it up as it has a lingering spice tone.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobosaintori (8) - - 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 (49) - 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 (199) - 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 (1773) - 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 (161) - 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.


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