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RATINGS: 2292   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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2.9
lamas (1661) - 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.

2.8
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2005
Tap. A hazy organce color with a little bit of head. Slight citrus taste. Malty finish.

2.8
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2005
Poured a cloudy orange with a generous (1/2 -3/4 inch) head. Citrus flavours pretty much dominated this beer, almost to the point I thought I was drinking Tang Orange Flavoured Beverage Treat for Astronauts. Okay, that’ s an exageration. Also had some indiistinguishable flavours, maybe chicken mcnugget or grass clippings. Sampled it on tap in a bar not far from Boston.

2.6
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
Flavors that wish they were earthy and dissolve into just mildly hoppy. Dark straw color with almost no head.

2.4
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2005
From a bottle. Orange color with a thin head. Lemon aroma. Malty wheat beer with lemon finish. Fairly boring.

3
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Draft at BW3’s: Pours a light golden with a small head. Normally I prefer Bavarian wheat beers. This beer, like most American wheats, is mild and has light citrus flavors. Very little hop flavour and a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Drinkable, but not delicious. Served too cold to be thoroughly enjoyed.

Bottle : Light golden and cloudy. Fruity citrus aroma. Grainy malt taste, not well balanced.

3.2
thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is lemon zest and a bit of malts. Flavor is lemon and spice with a creamy aftertaste. Flavor is a bit weak as you drink more of the brew. An ok brew on a summer day.

4.1
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
Refreshing and delicious. Lots of lemon and spices. Not a terribly complex beer, but so what? Still excellent. Quite enjoyable.

1.9
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2005
Very little head, cloudy orange yellow. Reminiscent of a urine sample. Not something I find appetizing. Aroma throughs off a bit of lemon citrus, but not much. Taste like bread to me. Not something I would buy.

3.1
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
pours orange/copper in color with a white head. fruity aroma and flavor. citrous accents with a bitter finish. refreshing and makes a decent summer beer.


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