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

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4,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,292
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 304 | 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.

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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle.

Pours a golden color with some slight haze. Decent head that doesn't last long.

There is a slight sweetness in the aroma, and some good citrus smells from the lemon zest. Some nice malty and grainy smells. A bit of spiciness as well.

Taste has some nice citrus in it. I can taste the lemon. Can also taste the wheat in there, it is pretty crisp. Bit of hoppy bitterness in the taste, but not too much, bitterness on the finish which lingers a bit. Good mouthfeel and drinkability.

Overall pretty nice and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 01:32:15 | More by NHGrafx
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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