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RATINGS: 2265   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


Tachionc2's rating

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tachionc2 (15) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Very light Summery beer! I love the flavor and citrus notes. Definitely one of my favorites.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (1346) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Draft pour pint at the dirty bird. This week on "I can’t believe I haven’t rated this" we have yet another Sam Adams beer. Pours an oily golden color with a thin fizz head. Soft grainy wheat aroma. Flavor is exactly what I expected. A mild wheat flavor, light body, and a decently refreshing cool finish. In a lineup of common competition, this is an obvious choice, though it’s not my favorite "summer" beer. I have a different definition. Not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
skatanarchy (136) - - JUL 24, 2015
보스턴 비어 컴퍼니 - 사무엘 아담스 서머 에일 5.3% ABV 구수한 보리맛에 가벼운 레몬향의 뒤끝. 기분 좋은 여름 시즈널 윗 에일. 아프리카산 페퍼가 들어가 스파이시 함도 있다는데 다시 마셔보고 싶다. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigda83 (487) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Poured a cloudy golden color with fluffy white head. Aromas of lemon, wheat, hay. Taste followed the nose. Light body and thin texture. Bubbly carbonation. Refreshing to drink in the summer. Similar to a shandy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (327) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Aroma is wheat citrus and what I guess is the grains of paradise. Would pass for a Wit easily. Appearance is hazy light orange with medium frothy off white head. Taste is citrus orange forward, wheat, peach tangy aroma hopping and light hop bitterness. Palate is medium light. Sweetness and a light bitterness lingers. Overall a nice beer. The citrus comes across as slightly artificial but still not bad. Could just as easily call this a Belgian Wit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ktwse (2808) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of honey, citrus, wheat. Taste is sweet and wheaty. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuchessOfIowa (51) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
poured from a bottle. Light golden straw color with very thin head and minimal lacing. Bread and biscuits in the nose with a faint peppery finish. Small amount of honey sweetness with light citrus at the end of the palate. Slightly dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (210) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Refreshing summer wheat ale. Not fully a wheat clove taste finishes with lemon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanhunter_4 (108) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
12 oz bottle poured at my brother’s house in Methuen, MA. Pours a hazy golden with no head; not as cloudy as many other wheat beers i’ve had. Smells of lemon and a touch of pepper. Taste is mostly peppery. Not great but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMCtime (75) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2015
A smooth and lightly creamy ale. Just a hint of fruitiness and a strong spiced flavor. Very crisp finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1035) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Draft at Applebee’s (Dover, DE). Pours cloudy, yellow a small white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and some citrus notes. Taste consistent: wheat, citrus fruit and some yeast. Crisp, refreshing, nothing out of the ordinary but not bad at all.


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