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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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3,673 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3673
Reviews: 1510
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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BamaViper1

Alabama

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