Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BamaViper1:
3.13/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
This beer has a dark gold/light amber hue and pours with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Swirling the beer creates a little lacing but it's gone in an instant.
Initially I smell lemon/citrus and malt. The taste is mostly malt with a touch of citrus and the typical bread-like taste of a wheat beer. The finish definitily tastes of wheat bread, and it lingers.
The beer has nice body in the mouth with a suprising amount of carbonation compared to what I had seen in its appearance. I would imagine that this beer is very drinkable as well on a hot summer day for those that are a fan of the style.
Overall, this is not a bad effort from Sam Adams, although I do prefer their marzen and winter lager by leaps and bounds over this one. I'm not the biggest fan of wheat beers, and so I am a little underwhelmed by this offering; however, I can see the SA Summer as a legitimate, easy-going tailgate beer for fans of this style.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2010 08:09:40 | More by BamaViper1
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4.14/5 rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Golden orange sunset transparency, sliver of head, mild random carbonation visible, TONS of lacing.
S: Hops forward, slight spice or grain presence.
T: Mellowed hops, slight orange.
M: Light body, light-medium carbonation. Really pleasant and refreshing.
O: Love it. Wondering if the mellowed hops on draft turns into A LOT of hops out of the bottle. If not, this will most definitely be in the summer rotation with Dos Equis and Troegs Sunshine Pils.
Serving type: on-tap
04-09-2014 21:47:01 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 3,673 ratings.