Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by JustinMann:
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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3.8/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 02:14:27 | More by nicholas2121
3.41/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
07-26-2014 03:47:42 | More by nbarriga
Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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