Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Luigi:
3.1/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served in a tall Weizen glass. Pours out a pale hazy orange with a huger fluffy white head. Goes over the glass with out pouring down the sides. The head retention settles down to a thin blanket of foam on the top with some sticky lacing. The carbonation bubbles race to the top.
The lemon zest hits the nose first. Soft wheat, and a hint of yeast. Giving the ale a hint of bread. Along with the tart spiciness some hop bitterness can be detected as well.
The first flavor to hit the palate is zesty lemon peel and even some orange flavor. There is a soft bread malt with a bit of sweetness. Now I do not know what Grains of paradise is, but it seems to make the finish semi-dry and spicy. The hops are not prevalent until the finish, giving this ale a little bitterness matched with lemon peel.
Light and carbonated in body and semi dry bitterness. Plenty of carbonation making this ale refreshing.
To be honest, this Summer ale would be perfect if they left out that grain of paradise. Just keep it simple and refreshing. But overall this wheat ale is decent.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2012 16:45:53 | More by Luigi
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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
Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,301 ratings.