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

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4,287 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,287
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 29
Gots: 299 | 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.

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Reviews by HalfFull:
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HalfFull

California

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with some cloudiness. Decent head and retention albeit poured into a chilled pint glass.

Smells of wheat, yet clean and crisp, and tastes again of wheat and light hops. Decent feel yet a bit too sweet for me.

Certainly the best brew from a mixed(4 styles) case from Sam Adams. Very pleasant and quite drinkable though not quite what I expected. But then, sometimes that's a good thing.

Edit: April 2010..

Pours a light saison straw color. Nose is very light of wheat and lemon, somewhat false initially but expanding with hints of white pepper. No hops noted at first, with some noble hops arriving with warming. Delicate and spicy in flavor, the nuances of this beer are lost if consumed from the bottle. Not as sweet as it once was, the Recipe Roulette that is Boston Beer's mantra gets a thumbs up for this. But perhaps we should just call it a different beer??? Boosted from a C- to a B...

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 06:14:56 | More by HalfFull
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3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
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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.

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S: Citrus, grains.
T: Spicy, bland, a bit bitter for an american wheat. Slight metallic afterstate.
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,287 ratings.