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

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76
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4,238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,238
Reviews: 1,532
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 28
Gots: 272 | 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:
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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Dijeriduster

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2.93/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Slightly amber pale color with 1 1/2 fingers head on a strong pour. Quite clear, like an american mass produced lager...

S - Immediately made me think of the smell of Bud Light from a keg. Kinda sour with a hint of spiciness coming thru. Closer nosing reveals some sweetness and a little musty flavor.

T - Starts off a little sour before the sweetness hits. Wheat comes thru in the finish as does more sweetness. Lots of honey notes here. Interesting adjunct tastes in here too...no clue if that is the crazy African grain mentioned in other reviews?

M - Actually pretty good for a "light" beer. Maybe a little too much carbonation but it feels full on the tongue.

D - Eh, its nothing to write home about - but it would be a great alternative to the mass produced crap for a BBQ or other event. Think of it as the beer snobs party beer....I surely wouldn't get a 12 pack for myself, but a party full of naughty coeds??? Hey they gotta learn about real beer at some point

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 01:06:12 | More by Dijeriduster
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,238 ratings.