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RATINGS: 2269   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

uglyblond1's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2009 I don’t like wheat beers. This has a murky amber color, a slight musty woody aroma, flavor is light of hops and overtones of citrus and wood. The wheat beer flavor adds a twang in the aftertaste. Finish is not as refreshing and crisp as might expect, a little of musty bread and lemon. If you like wheat beer you would see it differently.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Subliminal64 (40) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Great drinking Wheat Ale. Goes down smooth with no aftertaste. Not nearly as good as Erdinger, but a hell of a showing. Will buy again. MB

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (721) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
On tap at the Frog Pond, in Rochester, NY. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is bread, banana. Taste is same and grainy malt. So so...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (429) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Cloudy golden yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is banana and bready malts; some yeast. Taste brings some light citrus tang with notes of banana and bubblegum. Grainy malt backbone. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (477) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Bright yellow / orange colour, with a small white head. Medium body - you get a bit of the wheat texture. There is grain in the aroma and taste - I couldn’t say whether or not it was "gram of paradise" - and a sweet lemon taste too. Pleasant enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (1418) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
skatanarchy (173) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigda83 (513) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (329) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ktwse (2840) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuchessOfIowa (68) - 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.

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