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

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76
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4,275 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,275
Reviews: 1,533
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 29
Gots: 290 | 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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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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A: Hazy golden color. Small head, decent retention.
S: Citrus, grains.
T: Spicy, bland, a bit bitter for an american wheat. Slight metallic afterstate.
MF: Light body.
O: Decent light summer beer. I would have preferred a bit more body.

Serving type: bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,275 ratings.