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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale

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3,695 Ratings
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Ratings: 3695
Reviews: 1509
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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DannyS

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - A bright orange amber with almost no head. Like the color, disappointed by lack of head. I wish there was more foam on the top of this one too. (I'm sorry for that really dumb joke)

S - Lemony, grainy, slightly peppery, with a touch of almost lambic-like funk. Interesting, but not exactly what I think of when I think wheat ale.

T - Slight spice and wheaty flavor melds well with the lemony, slighty hoppy frontal attack. A bit bitter yet pleasingly peppery on the finish.

M - Surprising medium body and high carbonation. Great feel.

D - Crazy drinkable. Definitely designed to be a summer session thirst-quencher. Pulls it off very well.

Overall - Late night in the basement isn't exactly the perfect place to be drinking summer ale. Nevertheless, it's a solid summer offering; will definitely consider again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 04:24:01 | More by DannyS
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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