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RATINGS: 2317   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Finished the last one before I started taking notes. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a light nose, mostly leaning toward citrus notes. Thin, tasty and refreshing ice cold, but that is just about all there is for this beer. Good while you are drinking it, but leaves no impression.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Psytron (1787) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Smell of grain, straw, starch. Pale amber colour, high white head. Aroma of grain, paper, overripe fruit, some mead. Sweet. Lively carbon, light body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (1037) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
355 ml bottle. Hazy yellow colour, thin white head. Sweetish spicy aroma with lemon and wheaty malt. The flavour is malty, with wheat and citrus, and a finish of grass and spicy notes. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brettsky06 (113) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
Cloudy yellow color with a nice banana and clove aroma, taste is a little bit of lemon and some spice. It’s alright

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (12899) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle from Fakta. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. A little boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brnandersen (3203) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2309) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1832) - 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

3.1
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nurmis (294) - 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.


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