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RATINGS: 2169   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (327) - 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.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (43) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours golden yellow from tap. Little head. No aroma. Taste is citrus and spice with some hops. Refreshing. Good as a summer style beer but doesn’t really do much interesting. A little rough carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rolfc81 (3) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Good summer beer...a bit on the sweet side@dhrjrj c jcnffnfjfjfjfhfhrhrjfjfjrjrjriertiuup

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Spicy, lemon peel, citrus, malty aromas. Spicy, zesty, wheat flavors. Solid, easy drinking summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (278) - - JUL 16, 2014
Deep gold, cloudy, little head or lace. Charming nose. Full body, smooth, medium flavor intensity, good length. Sweet, moderate bitterness, refreshing acidity. Yeasty, Very enjoyable and well rounded session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AAEA (98) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 FL OZ ($?) part of a multi pack. I took one sip of this and tossed it out. garbage fruit beer. very very not my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (4240) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from radimd, many thanks. Malt, lemon, spices in aroma. Wheat, lemon, bready malt, spices in taste. Easy drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KatL80 (14) - Britton, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Good overall flavor. Light, not a lot of flavor, but good thirst quenching beer. Went well with my pizza.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
CpyNPrnT (313) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
tasting-light taste, not much flavor-wheat and maybe lemon, no alcohol present. no thanks

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jrwhitney6 (276) - - JUL 7, 2014
Drank out of bottle after long, hot summer day. Nose is of grain and a touch of citrus. Taste is simple - malt with a twist of lemon and maybe a drop of spice . Easy to drink . Decent summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmiller54hr (40) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
One of my favorite summer beers. Esp on draft with some seafood. Pours hazy orange with quickly dissolving head. Wheats and citrusy hop notes. Almost a peppery finish. A very good summer sipper


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