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RATINGS: 2164   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
triplehopped (37) - - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a deep gold, very cloudy, with a medium tan head. Aroma is fruity with a hint of wheat. Medium sweetness accompanied by a light bitterness. Medium body, soft to average carbonation with a clean finish. Overall, a refreshing summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (4217) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from radimd, many thanks. Malt, lemon, spices in aroma. Wheat, lemon, bready malt, spices in taste. Easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KatL80 (14) - Britton, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Good overall flavor. Light, not a lot of flavor, but good thirst quenching beer. Went well with my pizza.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CpyNPrnT (300) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
tasting-light taste, not much flavor-wheat and maybe lemon, no alcohol present. no thanks

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jrwhitney6 (271) - - JUL 7, 2014
Drank out of bottle after long, hot summer day. Nose is of grain and a touch of citrus. Taste is simple - malt with a twist of lemon and maybe a drop of spice . Easy to drink . Decent summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
One of my favorite summer beers. Esp on draft with some seafood. Pours hazy orange with quickly dissolving head. Wheats and citrusy hop notes. Almost a peppery finish. A very good summer sipper

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (793) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from a sampler. Pours a slightly hazy golden with thick cream colored head. Aroma of malts and grasses. Taste of mostly malts with s light hint of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Hmm... A wheat ale for the summer. Whoda thunk it? The body is a slightly hazy straw color and it is capped by a modest white head. Little lacework is present. The aroma is bready with a soft spiciness, presumably the grains of paradise. The flavor begins with a white bread dough taste followed quickly by said spices. A light citrus twist rounds it all out. It finishes on a lingering spicy note. This is certainly an easily drinkable brew and, although I doubt it will ever become a "go to" beer for me, I would not refuse another go at it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnsofistaCat (234) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Tastes like tonic water with a stale lemon. Not horrible ice cold but damn...not that good either.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
njnut (200) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
At backyard party with only a red cup to use poured a pale yellow with a white head. Aroma was light and was lemon and wheat with a hint of spice but not impressive. The taste was pretty much the same. Pretty boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrinkinWell (225) - - JUN 29, 2014
Pretty mediocre. See citrus on the nose. Lemon, honey flavors. Not much body; slightly tangy bitter aftertaste. Pretty typical Sam Adams offering.

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