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RATINGS: 2109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Samuel Adamsģ 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Another fine brew from Sam Adams. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a fine white head. Aroma is somwhat weak, but I can detect some malt and lemon. Spicy and some good carbonation on the palate. Taste is very good. Lemon, spice, and a decent body. A good summer beer that stands out over other summer beers by having some body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dixsarah (20) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
It is light and cloudy in color with a medium head. The aroma is wheat and citrus. You can taste lemon, wheat, and orange. It is sweet and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (278) - USA - APR 23, 2014
Light color, medium head, and easy to drink on a hot day. Slight lemon notes add a bit of flavor, but this is just OK to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thiesen (159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
A good balanced wheat that has a nice freshness and sourness to it. Also some good spicy notes from the yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhajones (4) - - APR 20, 2014 does not count
This refreshing ale is clear in appearance but is packed with flavour. An easy summer beverage with citrus notes that would pair very nicely with chicken and seafood. Hello summer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GJF (1203) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2014
On tap at the Kernels stadium. Malty with a citrusy finish. It was poor to mediocre for me; MB couldnít even drink it.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - 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.

   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 didnít know what to expect from this one but, I wasnít disappointed! Bought a six pack and poured into my glass and itís 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! Iíll be buying more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
woodychevy (263) - - 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. Didnít work for me.

   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

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