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RATINGS: 2337   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, - AUG 7, 2012
Aug 3 2012. On tap, Red Lobster, MI. Pours cloudy apricot colour with two finger white head which settles to thin cap but leaves good lacing. Aroma is spicy and floral with hints of citrus. Taste is more complex with some rich malts and grains present followed by hints of tropical fruit, mango well into finish with slight bitter aftertaste. Palate is heavier than most wheat beers, but better suited for this richer offering. I prefer this over any other wheat beer on tap. Good thirst quencher with more body than most.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bierdimpfe (327) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Cloudy dark straw color with dense storming activity. Slightly frothy white 2 finger head that last for 5 minutes, making some average leggings. Flavors of caramel, wheat, sweet grains, corn, citrus, noble spices. Slick medium body with excessive carbonation. Light and short finish, ending with a roasted malty feel and a thick sugary syrupy feel. Overall I find this one not very well craft from the lack of intensity and balanced flavors. Overly sweet and feels adjunct.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
erling1000 (569) - - SEP 10, 2016
An american, amber, unfiltered "summer ale" with white head. Aroma is a bit bad. Malt, cheese, phenol. Taste is bitter. Infected? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ken1 (1756) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma: Fruity sweet with citrus and hops Flavour: Fruity sweet with notes of banana and citrus and a fruity bitterness. Finish is fairly dry. Colour: Yellow woth a white head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17283) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 1, 2016
Herb hefiger, hintergründig orangiger Antrunk. Im Mittelteil bleibt die leichte Fruchtigkeit erfreulicherweise erhalten, geringe Würzigkeit, hohe Süffigkeit. Spritzig, gelungen. 10/9/11/10/11/11

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (803) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Sieht eigentlich erste einmal gut aus im Glas. Schmeckt dafür aber sommerlich sehr wässrig. Eine gewissen anfänglich leicht angedeutete Würzigkeit schwindet flugs. Das ganze Bohau um die Besonderheit ("Graines of Paradise"!!) sind eher Werbemasche.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
futre7 (214) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 22, 2016
Nose is malt and sick, with a touch of honey. I definitely get zesty fruit like lemon and lime. But above all honey is the main contributor. It is a well rounded beer with a nice lingering sweet aftertaste. Solid summer beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
light sweet aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, light fruit finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, a bit oddly spiced. Sweet and mild.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Fine persistent foam. The aroma is a little citrus with a touch of sweet honey. It is a gentle American wheat beer, which has great malt fill with the typical freshness of the freshly-cut grains. Furthermore, it has a slightly sweet taste of honey, while taste is provided by orange zest and lime / citrus. It is a tasty and fresh wheat with the perfect name Summer Ale, for a real summer beer it is indeed. Hop bitterness is almost absent and does not contribute properly to highlight something special. Mouthwatering and easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellonearth (118) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
Une blonde un peu voilée avec un col mousseux. Arômes de citrons et de blé. Au goût, un petit feeling limonade. Avec une touche légèrement caramelisé. Bien. Mais pas mémorable.


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