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RATINGS: 2191   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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle from sampler pack. Ar: Bread dough, light spice, maybe a bit of peach. Ap: Pours a very hazy light copper-straw with little head or lacing. T: Moderate malty sweetness up front gives way to a somewhat bitter, tart finish, which is really needed to cut through the sweetness. P: Slightly thick and a bit more syrupy than I’d like. O: Decent, but lacks both the refreshing flavor/body and aroma of a good wheat.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bork (122) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Very refreshing and aptly named beverage. Pleasant citrusy acidity and tartness with a little bit of peppery spice. Clean and light.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonmac (292) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from the hotel bar in Latrobe, PA. This town will forever be known as the town that doesn’t sell craft beer. It’s annoying. Light golden, slightly cloudy. Taste is cereal like with bread elements expected from a wheat. You can taste the light citrus and spice of coriander. It ends rather unpleasantly...almost flat/thin. Lots of lemon peel aftertaste. Nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Backlog. No label taken. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of toasted cereal, lemon, light wheat/banana and coriander. Lighter bodied.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (59) - - AUG 13, 2014
This is a decent wheat, but nothing to get excited about. Not bad. Not great. Sometimes it could be the best available.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Drinkable beer. Not bad. Not something to go out of the way for. Hazy orange with no head. Aroma is grainy. Taste is the same with a little burnt grain.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Petkus331 (243) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
An aroma of mild sweet cereal grains, coriander, and mild lemon zest. Appears a hazy unfiltered deep yellow, some foam and lace. Tastes of cereal, lemon, vanilla, and oregano. Palate is ordinary. Overall, enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firstsip (385) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Tap. Great opaque gold. Some lingering head. Not much nose. A but thin. Bright lemon followed by a bit too much yeast. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vaiz (3315) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
Draft in Las Vegas. Hazy orange pour, almost no head. Aroma of spicy citrus, some wheat and slightly fruity with a hint of banana. Flavor is a bit messy with spicy yeast, fruity and quite some wheat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Aroma is citrus, orange and coriander. Taste is light sweet malts, banana, lemon grass with some bitter clove. Some light yeast notes. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.


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