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

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4,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,136
Reviews: 1,530
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 23
Gots: 234 | 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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Appearance is a hazy yellow golden color with a two finger white fluffy head.
Aroma is wheat, hops, malt, bread.
Taste is bready and wheat with a sweet malt and slight citrus.
Mouthfeel is super carbonated and thin.
I had this with food which probably made it much more enjoyable.
It's your typical Sam Adams. Nothing special but its worth trying.

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Delightful beer that you can find almost anywhere during the summer months. There must be a reason for its popularity, right?

I first had this beer at the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston. It was decent, but I didn't freak out over it (the Black and Gold, however, was AMAZING!).

Poured on draft at Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina, into a standard ball glass.

A: Thick and cloudy, slightly golden yellow with a nice thick head that laces properly. It's a pretty beer for a wheat ale, I just don't like the look of a wheat ale. This one is more yellow than orange and it's a bit bright and girly. It looks like a Blue Moon. Big negative man points there, right?

S: Wheat, citrus, hops. Clean and crisp. Nothing to see here.

T: This is where the beer comes into its own... Summer Ale has a really strong sweet flavor that is quite addictive. I had two of them with dinner and took them out with the quickness. I guess that's why it's good in the summer? Anyway, lots of wheat flavors supported by a faint citrus and hops. It's clean and smooth, easy to drink, sweet but hoppy, wheaty but not grainy and just enough lemony citrus twang to fight off the ya'lls.

M: Thick and rich, very light carbonation, very soft hops bite. Easy to pour down the gullet.

O: I can see why it's popular. I'm sure I'll drink it again on a hot day because it has a really good taste, better than most other wheats, but not something I'd order over a good, malty, rich lager, strong IPA or bitter.

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A - Bright straw. Two finger head that keeps a foamy film throughout. Nice lacing.

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O - A good session beer. Finishes clean.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,136 ratings.