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

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76
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4,307 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,307
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 310 | 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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Roguer

Connecticut

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