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

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4,315 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,315
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 313 | 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.

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

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed May 31, 2010 from a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass at approx 40 degrees F.

Beer pours a clear light golden. Plentiful carbonation replenishes a fine white one-finger head that reduces to a sticky white skin in a few minutes.

Aroma is muted banana, mild cloves and a powdery touch of white pepper. Fleeting note of lemon.

Flavor is subdued wheat. Grassy and with nuances of aroma components. Slight trace of bitterness on finish.

Texture is nearly creamy and soft. Slightly dry.

A refreshing beer for a hot day, for sure. Doesn't bring anything new or exciting to the table, but then that's not the point, is it?

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 20:35:30 | More by charlzm
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,315 ratings.