Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.17/5 rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
The golden-colored liquid had very little head and looked to be a refreshing beer. Scents of zesty lemon wafted up from the glass of this 5.3% ABV wheat ale. Upon first sip, Summer Ale was a real taste-pleaser. The citrus combined well with the spicy Grains of Paradise to produce a flavorful sensation. After savoring its essence in my mouth, I swallowed - and that's when it hit. The spice-and-citrus mixture left a grapefruit aftertaste. There are those who like grapefruit, and then there is me. The sour suggestion didn't leave until I washed it down with some water.
While I choose not to partake of this particular draught again, I would recommend it to anyone that has a predilection for grapefruit. I was disappointed by Summer Ale, but Sam Adams has a good selection of some other, fairly palatable pilseners and beers.
Serving type: on-tap
10-16-2011 00:01:05 | More by JustinMann
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