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RATINGS: 2344   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Cloudy golden color. Aroma is wheaty and lemony. Flavor has a touch of spice, lemon again. Lighter to medium body. Decent, not bad in the heat.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hershiser2 (2795) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Has a cloudy golden-orange color. The beer smells awful: it reminds me of a trash dumpster filled with cans and bottles at a local bar or fair. The taste is nothing special, and actually leaves a weird tang afterwards. Inside your mouth, this beer tingles and almost has a metallic taste. I would not buy this again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2004
The apearence is a clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is mild, slightly spicey perhaps a hint of fruit. The flavor is bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - JAN 20, 2004
I live on this in the summer. Dock the boat, head to the bar order a sam. This beer has a refreshing light crisp taste. It seems like it was made for cheeseburgers and sunsets by the water.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2004
not a bad wheat beer. i'm usually not a fan but this is alright. it's a bit over carbonated. and it tastes like lemon pledge

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
Now, I know I haven't tried every beer, but this is definately my favorite thus far. Don't get me wrong, I tried alot of different beers, both low and high class, this has to be one of the best. If you're just chillin', hangin' out, this is the shit you want, WORD!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Yah i know summer is over and the 10 inches of snow here proves it.I figured it was time to buy some of these brews even though i'm not a big sammy fan. Pale golden color,small head that faded after a short time.The aroma was wheaty and mildly fruity with maybe a light spice hint.The flavor came of as wheat and citrus with a fairly good lemon and spice coming through nicely,with a wheat lightly sour citrus after taste.Not a bad brew but it doesn't change my mind on S.A.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Good wheat beer, very refreshing lawn mower beer. I don't drink this as often now that Boulevard has Zon, but this is one even my non-beer geek friends like when I put them in the cooler.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2003
I'm usually on the fence about Sam Adams brews. Sometimes they are suprisingly good, other times they are mundane. I had this selection a little late in the summer so maybe an Indian Summer Ale would have fared better. This wheat ale is infused with refreshing elements of lemon and spice. Yellow-orange in color. Cloudy. Smooth from start to finish with a little spicy kick in between. I like it and look forward to next summer!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Nice wheat beer. not as much a fan of wheat beers, but the hint of citrus helps it out. Nice summer beer.


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