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RATINGS: 2291   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   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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2.6
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Light, fruity aroma. Flavor has notes of wheat, citrus/lemon and a pleasant amount of hops. I didn’t notice any spiciness. Moderately sweet, not that bitter. Medium body with subtle carbonation. Overall, nothing special but a solid summer drinking brew.

3.5
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2005
I was a big fan of this summer brew. Nice sweet taste to it that will be nice when its hotter then hell out. Had on tap, tastes better then in bottle. Color looks somewhat like my urine if I ate to many oranges.

2.6
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2005
Hazy orange beer with a dense off white head. Wheaty and yeasty aroma with a lemon touch. Malty flavor with hints of yeast and lemon . Thin watery beer.

2.2
JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
Hazy golden beer with a thin white head. Light malty and slighty dusty character. Some sweet candy flavour as well, but nothing much going on in here. Very boring brew.

3.1
BrianG (44) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Very fizzy white head. Poured a hazy golden color. A slight citrus taste and aroma. Finishes smooth.

2.9
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Poured an effervescent yellow with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of some corn, lemon, and spiciness. Taste is rather refreshing with a prominent lemon character. The lemon is presented surprisingly tastefully, and didn’t come off as overly artificial. Corn/toffee aftertaste. Rather thin body. Not a terribly offensive offering from Samuel Adams.

3.6
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Hazy pale gold with a bone-white head. Head quickly dissipates and no lace. Aromas of wheat malt and lightly spicy. Taste has hints of banana encircling the crisp wheat malt. Spicy and quite lemony. Mouth is crisp with a long longering lemon flavor and a light bitterness in the finish. A very smooth brew and a fine (and perhaps underated) summer ale.

3.5
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Good overall beer. Gold with a hint of orange in color. Full head. Good aroma. Nice taste with a little citrus in there. Lingers on the palate. Good summer brew

3.8
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
[on tap at the Atlanta airport] Almost opaque, hazy orange with a nice off white head that clings to the glass. The aroma is citrusy and piney american hops balanced against some caramel malt. The flavour was very interesting: lemon-caramel malt up front, followed by a bubbly lemon mixed with sour and grainy wheat malt, finished by just a tiny bit of bitterness which recedes to leave a pleasant sweetness. Black pepper notes and some of the mystery spice in there too. Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation and a clean, if sweet, finish. I think this one’s underrated.

2.9
lamas (1655) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2005
Bottle. Purchase by August. Pours a hazy gold with big off-white head. Aroma is of wheat, lemons, mandarin oranges, pepper and a little urine. Pretty bland tasting with a touch of lemon. Gets zestier at the bottom of the glass. Some wheatiness and crispness to it. Not exactly horrible.


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