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RATINGS: 2178   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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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle. Light and cloudy in color. Not much in the way of aroma. Very bland - hardly any flavor at all. Luckilly it was one bottle at a restaurant rather than a 6 pack or case.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
e303 (57) - - JUL 31, 2014
From a flight on tap. Not a bad summer time ale. Bright and clean. Decent balanced wheat style. Good for the heat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlantCityJax (21) - Plant City, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
One of my favorite summer seasonals. Perhaps the citrus is a little much for some but on a hot sunny summer day it is very crisp and refreshing. -via BBapp

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
yiannnos (762) - , CYPRUS - JUL 24, 2014
Cloudy golden colour. Sweet, watery, lemon, wheat, ginger, very very boring

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (76) - - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle bought at Trader Joe’s, Foxborough, MA, in July, definitely a summer beer, clear citrus aroma but overall well balanced. Nice foam.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is lemon and spice, with the taste that follows with slight sweetness. Body is light which makes this an easy and refreshing beer to drink. Definitely a go-to lawn cutting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
On draft at a diner in Houston airport. Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma is of wheat, hops and a little citrus. Taste is OK. Oily mouth feel. Floral and citrussy taste. Quite hoppy with a bitter aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (837) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
bottle. Poured hazy straw coloured with a thinning bleach white head. Nice malted wheat aroma. Light body with a creamy mouthfeel, finishes clean. Flavour of malted wheat with a breadiness that I wasn’t expecting, lemony citrus notes and a hint of pepper. A really nice session wheat.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2429) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Lemon gold with a thin head. Aroma is lemon ginger. Flavour is syrupy lemon ginger, a little spice on the base.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCx240 (23) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Smell is faint wheat, malt, and dough. Pale yellow, with minimal white head. Taste is slightly sweet, malty and finishes with a slight bitterness. Light bodied, crisp, average carbonation. It’s alright but nothing really all that special.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (53) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours golden yellow from tap. Little head. No aroma. Taste is citrus and spice with some hops. Refreshing. Good as a summer style beer but doesn’t really do much interesting. A little rough carbonation.


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