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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale

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3,682 Ratings
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Ratings: 3682
Reviews: 1509
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%


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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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biteme398

Virginia

2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a darkish yellow with a fuzzy head that recedes fairly quickly. Not much cloudiness like some wheat beers, although that isn't unusual for American beers in that category. Smell is of wheat and some malts. Not too complex but decent. The taste up front is rather pleasant - wheat and spice combine for something light but not bland. It is the aftertaste that gets me. It is overwhelmingly sour, almost soapy. Maybe it was just a bad batch but it is hard for me to overcome the aftertaste. That brings the beer down considerably.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 01:21:03 | More by biteme398
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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