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RATINGS: 2252   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bark (255) - Linköping, - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle. The colour is cloudy orange-yellow; the fine off white foam builds a two finger thick head with an inviting crater.

The smell is very fruity with a complex sour note of hops, wheat and some aroma hops.

The taste is an explosion of flavours; I noted lemon (peels and juice), some dry hoppy hops, sour wheat-beer notes, but also an odd chemical touch The long generous aftertaste got notes of malt and citric.

The carbonation is very potent (medium sized bubbles) and very refreshing.

I found this as a fine witbeer with a twist. Nice to see that “summer” isn’t equal with “lager sans flavour”!

   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.

   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.

   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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1771) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pale gold. Wet wheat, minerals, and watery citrus. Flavor is tinny wheat malt and some citrus.

   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.

   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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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (602) - 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.

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