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RATINGS: 2276   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
Ap - Lemon Jolly Rancher color. Poured into a standard pint glass. Two finger head the dissipates quickly. Not much lacing. A tiny bit of haziness. Ar - Some floral hops in the nose. Spicy, but overwhelming smell is lemon. (Hey, the label warned me.) A tiny amount of banana-clove-yeast aroma as well. T - The taste follows the nose, lemon and spicy. Well balanced. It reminds me of some of the lighter Belgian ales. The taste does not fall evenly into any single category. The finish is clean and refreshing. P - Body is thin. Has a lager texture. O - Definitely drinkable, I bought a twelve-pack because it went so well with my chicken and pasta. I like what Sam Adams is trying to do here. Sam Adams is getting so big, however, that there seems to be an unwarranted bias against their offerings. This is a good beer. Different and not overdone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2016
Nice fresh lemon zest with hints of grain. Easy to drink, a bit grainy, very refreshing. Sweetish malty fresh with a smooth lemon fresh aftertaste. Nice refreshing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sirmixsomewhat (170) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
What a remarkably average beer! Drink this if thereís nothing else around and you donít want to risk drinking something you know will taste like feet. But otherwise, pass this up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charule (1988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from a friend? Poured yellow orange with white head. Aroma sweet orange musky malt. Light carb med bod. Tastes sweet grains some spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
theshaftyguy (8) - Gainesville, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
Decent beer. I gave it a 6 out of 10 bottles on my show: https://youtu.be/Ni_I6193JBo Check it out for my thoughts on the beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Some Vienna aroma. Slightly sweet no mouthfeel crystal clear yellow some wheat notes. Very watery conflicted with some sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (265) - USA - SEP 8, 2015
Pours a cloudy honey color. Thick white head. Some lacing. Pretty well carbonated.

Aroma is sour. Iím not sure what it is. Also, a little lemony.

Taste is a little spicy. That sourness in the aroma is finding itís way into the back of my throat. Itís a little odd. Itís got a little lemony zest flavor, and also some something. I donít know.

Mouthfeel while a little a bitter, is very refreshing. Itís more bitter than IBUs might suggest.Itís maybe a little heavier body that I would want in a "summer ale", I would want something a little lighter. But this is medium bodied.

Overall this is good. Itís not great. Thereís some tastes and stuff in here that Iím no familiar with, or are hard to taste. I guess I would have it again. Itís not amazing, but itís ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
klaing (194) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Cloudy yellow. Sweetness a little cloying with esters. Mild hopping. Some lemon. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Subliminal64 (72) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Great drinking Wheat Ale. Goes down smooth with no aftertaste. Not nearly as good as Erdinger, but a hell of a showing. Will buy again. MB

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
On tap at the Frog Pond, in Rochester, NY. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is bread, banana. Taste is same and grainy malt. So so...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (485) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Cloudy golden yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is banana and bready malts; some yeast. Taste brings some light citrus tang with notes of banana and bubblegum. Grainy malt backbone. Very refreshing.

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