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

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4,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,291
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 303 | 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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Reviews by boelker62:
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boelker62

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a hazy deep straw to light amber hue with a fully diminishing white head and no lacing.

S - better than expected, from Sam, but a light malty nose with hints of grain and hay. A hoppy note is picked up, and is mostly floral and spicy. Slight coriander, as described.

T - all of the above in scent, especially the grain, but falls on an acetic, sour note towards the end. While I like many other offereings from Sam, I leave feeling that this was an attempt at a Weiss or Wit that fell short, call it Weiss Light.

M - actually, for the seasonal that it is, the watery and full carbonation seems appropriate for it's intended use, maybe not the style, but nevertheless, one of the good attributes to this brew, lending greatly to its drinkability.

A good summer backup, no doubt.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 01:59:18 | More by boelker62
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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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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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