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Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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4,941 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,941
Reviews: 1,599
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 49
Gots: 805 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

An American Wheat, brewed with 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 and spicy flavor and body.
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Ratings: 4,941 | Reviews: 1,599
Photo of FrostyStephen15
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at a chain restaurant. In a word, it's fine. Looks very yellow with a thin white head that never really goes away. Smells like yeast and a bit of citrus. The taste is dominated by yeast, and the aftertaste is almost entirely banana, for some reason. It's not bad, but I prefer their Cold Snap to this.

Photo of malt-ofthe-earth
4.79/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sam Summer. So I’m reviewing it as such. An ale for the heat. So what may not be appreciated year-round is much appreciated on a summer eve. The color is sunshine. The taste is crisp with a lemony wash, which I actually enhance, with a slice of lemon. Like I said, this is a summer thing, and not something I’d be doing with a brown ale, or any other ale, for that matter. It’s best on tap, served as cold as can be. Best drunk outside. With the sea in the foreground and summer music iin the background. Maybe Isley Brothers. Summer Breeze. Ah, just right. Not too hoppy and not dark at all. Honestly, I haven’t found a better summer beer. And I’ve tried.

Photo of bryce40588
4.65/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love this summer brew! Perfect taste! Boston Brewing Co. never lets an advocate down.

Photo of dabone
3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap. Lemon yellow and cloudy with a thin white head. Citrus and wheaty aroma. Flavor is mainly grains with a cool finish of spice. Very mellow. Average texture. Not bad, but not great.

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.03/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This beer is nothing special, it is alright.

Photo of leffebrown84th
4.41/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Like a blue moon but with mOre flavor. Better than a blue moon in my opinion.

Photo of Beerma
3.09/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just ok! Not very light for a summer beer. Very wheaty!m tasted a lot like blue moon!

Photo of tainohawk
4.3/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

samuel adams summer ale is cool.

Photo of Hramosfor
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the best summer beer

Photo of Tjansen84
3.42/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good solid beer but nothing incredible.

Photo of cowboy1962
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: Golden somewhat hazy.
Smell: Grain, a little citrus and not much else.
Taste: Balanced intake, very slight bitterness aftertaste in a good way.
Feel: A little gritty, what you would expect by the look.
Overall: A very drinkable beer. Not great but no big negatives.

Photo of antman27
3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On of my Go To summer beers for sure

Photo of ferracal
4.65/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp, refreshing, great taste, Very drinkable

Photo of Tucquan
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this on 2915-05-11 in Gallatin, TN. At Longhorns on tap.

Photo of 50marathons
4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer wheat beer. Perfect balance.

Photo of Decker
2.45/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another lackluster beer by Sam Adams that offers nothing. It tastes like a droning college lecture.

Photo of Antc2382
2.97/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I like most Sam products but this has a weird plastic character to it. It's ok, not close to their best

Photo of Gajo74
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A decent refreshing summer beer to quench the thirst. Pours an orange cloudy color. Aroma smells of burnt wheat; a little off putting which is my only criticism. Nice citric and wheats taste; almost no hop presence and bitterness but not cloying. Very drinkable.

Photo of HattedClassic
3.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer has kinda of an okay look to it. The head has a very nice creamy look to it while the beer itself is a dull clear medium gold color. Honestly, the head looks way more exciting than the beer itself.

The beer smell is pretty good. The grains of paradise overwhelm the other notes that are barely detectable but that isn't a huge detriment. The smell still has that lemony zest to it and can still be detected.

The beer taste is the same. The grains are strong but the lemon is also noticeable. IT isn't very complex and actually comes off as a creamy orange Popsicle taste.

The mouthfeel is very good. The beer is very creamy and very smooth; perfect for a summer day. The body is unusually heavy for this kind of beer but it's more that it has weight rather than burdensome.

Overall, a decent brew from sam adams. It isn't unusual or strong but definitely worth your while on a summer's day after walking your dog.

Photo of IPAlmighty
2.46/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Wow, real bad. It makes me think of a neighbor's home brew that I pretend to like. How does this get out of the brewery? Some of their stuff is good. Is it a "that's good enough culture?

Photo of Techiecub
4.56/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smooth with hints of orange

Photo of OKbrew89
3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Hazy golden color with small head. Minimal lacing. Wheat malt and orange aroma. Smooth wheat ale with citrus undertones and a slight hop finish. A little bit boozy, but not disturbingly so. Medium body with medium carbonation.
It's a fine summer wheat.

Photo of Jeff_ODell
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Good price as well.

Photo of cobunist
4.45/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I loved this seasonal beer.

Photo of Pumpkin-Head
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had on draft numerous times but this particular instance was a 22oz pilsner glass. Poured a cloudy orangy/yellow with a thick dense head with decent lacing. Smell is very citrusy with what I would say as "dish liquid" undertones. Taste is exactly like the nose which is unfortunate because I get a finishing of dish liquid. Mouth feel is decent but overall taste is lacking.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,941 ratings.