Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.7/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
why are summer ales always pale wheat ales?
A- pours a slightly hazy sparkly golden color with 2in fluffy white foam that settled slowly to about 1/8in with nice sticky lacing.
S- lemony citrus, wheat, faint malt, grass, and ocean air with little or no hops. ok maybe a little bit of herbal spice, then again maybe they're the mysterious grains of paradise.
T- definite lemon zest but it's mild. there's some fruity yeast going on but the malt seems wayyy in the background. the grains of paradise really come through, and i know exactly what they taste like because i had a small jar of em before. kinda black peppery, kinda fruity like coriander, kinda spicy like cardamom but not leaning in either direction. look em up on wikipedia or something for a better description.
MF- smooth and slick goes down real nice, good carb but nothing outstanding.
D- good for a hot summer day but once the leaves start a changin this will probably get pushed to the back of the fridge. even now i'd like an ale of this style which emphasizes something besides CITRUS!!!
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2007 21:56:34 | More by hustlesworth
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