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

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4,298 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,298
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 306 | 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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Phelps

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow the color of pineapples. No head to speak of, just a very tiny ring of white bubbles.

Smells of apples, floral hops, some bready fruitiness I can't place. Maybe those are the grains of paradise?

In the taste, a heavy wheat flavor, with some subtle citrus and spicy notes. Very mild sweetness. Light body, no bitterness.

Summer Ale isn't fantastic by any means, but it is the taste of the season. What is it about wheat that's so good during Summer?

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 00:42:43 | More by Phelps
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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.

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A: Hazy golden color. Small head, decent retention.
S: Citrus, grains.
T: Spicy, bland, a bit bitter for an american wheat. Slight metallic afterstate.
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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