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

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4,153 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,153
Reviews: 1,532
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 24
Gots: 240 | 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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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light orange to yellow, almost unfiltered in appearance, there was a light, airy head that dissipated immediately.

The scent so very weak but soft, sweet malt and a tinge of fruitiness is present.

Nice simple taste and feel. Light summer, sessional like malt flavor with some orange, lemon and hoppiness.

No more no less than expected it's nice for a hot day on the porch but not for a tasting with friends.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 01:32:29 | More by KYGunner
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,153 ratings.