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RATINGS: 2344   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
Hoppy, grassy aroma, but also malty and sourish, maybe with some marcipan(?). Quite mild with a hoppy bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2005 Pour. Headless. Typical summerbrew glass formation, lots of color towards the middle with an aura towards the side, sort of like dissipating pee. Faint aroma of stale button mushrooms - HOW HORRIBLE! First sip .. did I just drink dishwater?! Sorry folks, maybe I got a stale batch (will update evaluation when its issued next year to ensure this isnt just a matter of a horribly rancid bottle). Had to pour this out. UPDATE: Got a fresh bottle for 2005, which raised my rating from an 0.8. Turns out the aroma is profound, with a strong malt element and prominent lemon-pepper and aromatics. Flavor is somewhat similar but perhaps a bit too strong on the aromatics side. Not as thirst-quenching as a summer ale can be, but ok nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2004
aint bad for a summer ale, not much flavor to tantize your taste buds, very malty with a belgian essence, malt aroma is strong as well, little to no hop presence, lagar style light amber color, very drinkable, I recomend Lagunitas #10.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Pours a slightly cloudy light orange with a small white head. Buttery citrus aroma. Taste is thin and smooth with a mild citrus hop finish and a buttery taste to it. Light and alright.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2004
(bottle) light and very easy going down, slight citrus notes with hints of maltiness. i liked this, a decent session beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Pale yellow, malty, hint of citrus lemon flavor to it. Not a big fan. Sam should stick to the darker, richer beers that it knows best.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Light gold color with a medium head that quickly disappears. Fair taste and a slight bitter aftertaste. OK but not my favorite.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bb (8952) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle. Slightly hazy light golden beer. Fresh wheat aroma, but not strong. Fruity, wheat flavor. Medium body. Bland in a bad way.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 16, 2004
After drinking Sammys Hefeweizen this reminds me so much of it. Has a taste of a light beer and just isnt much of a delightful cold one on a hot summer day.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
labattfreak (58) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2004
The beer smelled really good, but it tasted like regular Sam Adams. It tasted too much like a cheap gin.


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