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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlainsDrifter (92) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Aroma of hay and grass, slightly roasty, golden to amber with white head. Light bitterness, medium sweet. This is a lively ale, with an oily texture. Good malted grain flavor with a clean finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1713) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
Hazy yellow body. Tiny white head. Draft. The aroma is weak but pleasant with herbal tones, the taste fruity with a full palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deving17 (8) - - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Good taste, excellent beer for a hot summer day, just absolutely delicious!!!!!!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WABeerFiend (377) - - MAY 14, 2016
Best by 08.2016. There is not much aroma or flavor here. It has a bit of lemon, wheat, with some spice on the back end. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorkenstein (341) - - MAY 12, 2016
Ahh, one of the beers I loved before I knew what beer could be (the other was micheloeb’s amberboch). The aroma is faint cereal grain and faint lemon. Taste is cracked wheat, some orange, and some lemon. Not too much else. It’s not bad, but not great. I will give it kudos for being so bubbly in the glass and creamy on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
basaywhat (154) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
12 oz bottle. Hazy dark straw color with a white head. Aromas of orange and a little citrus and spices. Taste of a little citrus zest flavor and spicy taste. Light mouth feel. Nice lacing in the glass.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (476) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Sample at Super Saver grocery store. Bottle poured cloudy, white head. Aroma was lemon juice and lemon. Taste was slightly bitter, soapy, wheat.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrMeadMan (68) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Basically no aroma on this one at all. Pours a lackluster yellow with an off-white head. Flavor is bitter but not in a good way. This beer doesn’t have much going for it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Turboninja (433) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2016
Tap@Jolly Scholar, Cleveland, USA. Light/medium aroma with honey, citrus and some fruits. Fresh. Light yellow color with small artificially white head and hazy liquid. Medium taste with citrus and fruits. Narrow taste spectrum and short aftertaste with fruits. Light/medium body with high/medium carbonation. Overall, bit artificial and lame, still refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (454) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
Sample @ Giant Eagle Market District. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat and lemon zest. Strong flavor of wheat with a little spicy pepper. Little to no carbonation. Kind of flat with a warm dry finish. Not at all like a good Weizenbier. Blah.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
prawlie (1447) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2016
Draught. Oatey with a light citrus hit. Tastes more calorific than terrific.


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