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RATINGS: 2170   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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1.8
   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCx240 (19) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Smell is faint wheat, malt, and dough. Pale yellow, with minimal white head. Taste is slightly sweet, malty and finishes with a slight bitterness. Light bodied, crisp, average carbonation. It’s alright but nothing really all that special.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (43) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours golden yellow from tap. Little head. No aroma. Taste is citrus and spice with some hops. Refreshing. Good as a summer style beer but doesn’t really do much interesting. A little rough carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rolfc81 (3) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Good summer beer...a bit on the sweet side@dhrjrj c jcnffnfjfjfjfhfhrhrjfjfjrjrjriertiuup

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Spicy, lemon peel, citrus, malty aromas. Spicy, zesty, wheat flavors. Solid, easy drinking summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (278) - - JUL 16, 2014
Deep gold, cloudy, little head or lace. Charming nose. Full body, smooth, medium flavor intensity, good length. Sweet, moderate bitterness, refreshing acidity. Yeasty, Very enjoyable and well rounded session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AAEA (98) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 FL OZ ($?) part of a multi pack. I took one sip of this and tossed it out. garbage fruit beer. very very not my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (4246) - 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.

3.6
   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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CpyNPrnT (317) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
tasting-light taste, not much flavor-wheat and maybe lemon, no alcohol present. no thanks

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jrwhitney6 (277) - - 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


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