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RATINGS: 2233   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Typical wheat, lemon zest and grains of paradise very noticeable in taste and aroma, decent beer, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (535) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Banana and clove taste. Offputting hint of bitterness. Light and fresh texture, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a clear, classic golden with a short white head. Banana and Clive on the nose. Medium body with good carbonation. Subdued flavors of lemon, banana, and clove.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: Citrus, especially lemon, a smidgeon of wheat, hops Appearance: Yellow, light, small white head. Taste: A lot of lemon, a little wheat Palate: refreshing, as expected. Overall: A bit too boring and a bit too much lemon, prefer other wheat beers more. Refreshing but ehh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (347) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Tap@tonyroma,Orlando. Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma has citrus and spices. Taste has some malt and is quite sweet. Flavors of light wheat, citrus and spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Augdraught1981 (176) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pale golden pour with light spice on the nose and a lack of any real flavor. Finishes with a light, slightly astringent bitterness. Pretty boring beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (650) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gbgbrouge (315) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
From tap. Yellow gold with medium head. Aroma is sharp with citrus notes and an artificial note that I can’t place. Taste is sharp citrus and a dry after taste that is quite stale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (25) - - MAY 10, 2015
I had it from the bottle. It had a skunky aroma. The taste is citrus and wheat. It has a pretty full mouth feel. It’s overly sweet and heavy to be a good summer ale in my opinion. It could stand to be crisper and hoppier.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Handypaul (307) - - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a creamy white somewhat lasting head that leaves some lacing. Weak aroma of grass and lemon. Very lightly bitter, thin body, average carbo, flavors follow nose though very subtlety and a thin brief barely bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerKurve (516) - - MAY 3, 2015
Strong malted wheat notes upfront with some mild hoppiness and light berry sweetness. Not the best but certainly not the worst.

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