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

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76
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4,163 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,163
Reviews: 1,532
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 25
Gots: 244 | 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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HugoGrim

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3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange gold body with almost no head by the time it arrived to me. Lace is excellent, forming an almost unyielding wall around the entire inside of the glass.

The chain restaurant in which I sampled this beer apparently not only frosts it's glasses, but keeps it's taps extremely cold, which hinders the aroma quite a bit. I allowed it to sit for awhile, but the nose was still muted. Hints of banana and bubblegum noticable.

Flavors of banana, sweet wheat, very mild hopping, a lemony citrus, and a bit of spices. Spices seem to include white pepper and clove. Finish is bready with yeast.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2008 01:20:45 | More by HugoGrim
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,163 ratings.