Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.25/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Hazy golden orange color with a larger than average frothy and billowy head. About average retention that fades into a nice layer of lace.
S - Slightly bready, malted wheat aroma with a good amount of spice, particularly a pepper aroma. Some citrus and fruitiness with a good amount of lemon and some orange.
T - Similar to the taste with some bready and malted wheat taste with some sweetness. Hints of some sweet fruitiness. Mid sip to the finish there is a strong pepper (Grains of Paradise) and other spices and also a strong lemon rind taste. These linger after the sip. Unfortunately these are a little too strong and overpower the taste.
M - Light to medium body with a good amount of carbonation. A bit of a zesty and refreshing feel.
D - A little too peppery and too much lemon rind to be really drinkable for me. It is refreshing, though, especially on a warm day. One would do me fine, but I wouldn't mind a second or to have another on a different day.
Notes: The spices and lemon zest are a little too unbalanced to me. An interesting beer and it does have some refreshing abilities for a summer day, it just seems a little too off balance to me.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2010 15:58:05 | More by FreshHawk
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