Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Roguer:
3.33/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A - Bright and colorful (what you'd expect from a summer drink), but also very cloudy. Relatively light carbonation; thick but short head.
S - A little citrus, but less than I expected.
T - Smooth, but nothing really stands out to me. Mild citrus - orange, maybe - very little sweetness, very little in the way of hops. Some slightly peppery spice. Some vanilla creaminess. Really, just very little...anything. No bad flavor, mind, but nothing stood out as dominant, and nothing really grabbed my attention.
M - Reasonably carbonated, not quite thick, but certainly not thin. Not unpleasant in the mouth, but the carbonation makes it not particularly pleasant, either.
O - This is not a bad beer, but following on the heels of Alpine Spring is tough. In fact, it looks, smells, and tastes like they removed 50% of the flavor from Alpine Spring and re-branded it as Summer Ale. I've tried it on tap from two different establishments this week, and the experience was the same. It makes a nice accompaniment with a meal, and it's better than standard macro fare, but not much.
Serving type: on-tap
04-11-2013 20:55:36 | More by Roguer
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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 4,307 ratings.