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RATINGS: 2104   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (476) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Light copper orange with medium white head. Aroma of citrus and spices. Light body, notes of citrus and coriander with a slightly bitter finish.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Newer to serious beer tasting but I found a nice gold color with a decent head. The taste is very nice and refreshing, lemon with a slight pepper note. One of my favorite warm weather beers

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
At Love Field Airport while waiting for flight to Austing for EY recruiting. Pours cloudy neon orange with small layer of crooked head. Aroma is quite thin, can pick up faint musky yeast kinda. Taste is mild citrus, lemon, tangerine, mild wheat, medium body, a little syrupy, on the sweet side. Not bad, not great, it is a little too sweet and sticky to session and not flavorful enough to sip.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
buschman (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014 does not count
I didn’t know what to expect from this one but, I wasn’t disappointed! Bought a six pack and poured into my glass and it’s Golden, Hazy with a nice head and lacing. Taste was amazing, with the lemon and a hint of pepper. Nice wheat beer with some bitterness. Great beer for a hot summer day! I’ll be buying more!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
woodychevy (258) - - APR 13, 2014
Had on tap at some dodgy sports bar in Charleston. Seems like a good beer for a nice warm day but......pours a yellowish-orange color with a decent head. Nose is a bit strange- some citrus notes but something unidentifiable in there as well. Mouthfeel is nice and light- pretty carbonated. Some overpowering spice to this- maybe the Grains of Paradise? - that made me only drink half. Also some chemical notes. Didn’t work for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
(bottle) clear orange colour with a small white head; aroma starts with strange chemical notes, then grain, citrus; clean, refreshing flavour

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
moderrnlifeiswar (5) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 11, 2014
Bue à la pression. Légère acidité, notes de citron bien présentes. Finale assez sèche pour cette bière qui est avant tout rafraîchissante.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (3004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2014
Had this for free at a baseball game. Tastes light and wheaty. Cloudy pour with ok head and lacing. Free is free, so in that respect it was good. Tap.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Light wheat body. Very light hops. Some citrus. Tastes almost exactly like I feel a Sam Adams Summer Ale should. Bland and inoffensive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (181) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap. Pours cloudy golden color. Flavor is creamy citrus. Easy summer beer.


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