Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 2333   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
Refreshing and delicious. Lots of lemon and spices. Not a terribly complex beer, but so what? Still excellent. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (699) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Sieht eigentlich erste einmal gut aus im Glas. Schmeckt dafür aber sommerlich sehr wässrig. Eine gewissen anfänglich leicht angedeutete Würzigkeit schwindet flugs. Das ganze Bohau um die Besonderheit ("Graines of Paradise"!!) sind eher Werbemasche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
futre7 (211) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 22, 2016
Nose is malt and sick, with a touch of honey. I definitely get zesty fruit like lemon and lime. But above all honey is the main contributor. It is a well rounded beer with a nice lingering sweet aftertaste. Solid summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6106) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
light sweet aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, light fruit finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8387) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, a bit oddly spiced. Sweet and mild.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Fine persistent foam. The aroma is a little citrus with a touch of sweet honey. It is a gentle American wheat beer, which has great malt fill with the typical freshness of the freshly-cut grains. Furthermore, it has a slightly sweet taste of honey, while taste is provided by orange zest and lime / citrus. It is a tasty and fresh wheat with the perfect name Summer Ale, for a real summer beer it is indeed. Hop bitterness is almost absent and does not contribute properly to highlight something special. Mouthwatering and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellonearth (116) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2016
Une blonde un peu voilée avec un col mousseux. Arômes de citrons et de blé. Au goût, un petit feeling limonade. Avec une touche légèrement caramelisé. Bien. Mais pas mémorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (5370) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
bottle. Golden light haze. Dry honey on nose, bit grainy malty, some floral notes. Med light bodied, honey ginger, bitters, weak lime flavour. Clean, but a bit dull and not that smooth. Feels a bit watery at times even.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1956) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Golden coloured beer with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon and some citrus. Flavor is malty with some wheat and and lemon notes. Thin to medium palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1908) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Somehow this one slipped through the cracks in terms of my rating, but, better late than never. Pours a hazy golden with a small fading white head that manages a good deal of stringy lace. Light citrus and wheat cracker nose. Pleasant balanced flavor profile with wheaty malt holding down the backbone while lemon zest and very mild spice creeps in. Finish is clean and ever so slightly tart. Easy drinking summer quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zymurgeist2 (1784) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Tap at First and Main. Pours slightly hazy yellow with below average sized white head. Taste is slight lemon and spice. As it warmed, more grassiness came out.

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