Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
3.64/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams Summer Ale stange.
5.3% ABV, Enjoy by Sept notched.
A - Hazy golden yellow with a lace-leaving tall white head, Summer Ale glows with the aura of refreshment!
S - Additions of grains of paradise bring forth peppery notes and hints of citrus that perfectly combine with mild lemon peel to add zest to the soft wheat beer aroma.
T - Grains of paradise continue the nuance of peppery notes in flavor, a wonderful combination with the simplistic and delicious base of malted wheat but it's the lemon peel that leaves the lasting impression. The twang of citrus lingers on the tongue and with just a kiss of malt sweetness, finishes like lemonade.
M - There's plenty of carbonation in Summer Ale - it's most definitely not flat but, the incredible velvety smoothness of this beer almost makes it feel too full bodied, just not spritzy enough.
O - Samuel Adams Summer Ale steps slightly away from the usual coriander and orange peel-type of combination usually found in these beers, opting instead for peppery grains of paradise and lemon peel that gives the beer an almost lemonade feel to it. The flavor is quite refreshing but this beer could use a little more dryness and carbonation on the finish to up the summer time drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 00:14:01 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Samuel Adams Summer Ale brewed by Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams), with an ABV of 5.3% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a thick white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see thought it . The smell is fruity with a hit of grains. Summer Ale has a different smell to it. It's not bad it is just different . The taste is light and crisp you pick on some fruits in the taste. The mouthfeel is light and clean. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it. Samuel Adams did a nice job with this one. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would get this brew again.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 02:14:27 | More by nicholas2121
Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,304 ratings.