Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.35/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served in a New Belgium globe, with sediment properly delivered.
It takes a cloudy, pale orange color. "Floral" hop smell, blatant "wheat beer" character in the aroma; doesn't grab your attention. After sipping, it has a subtle sweetness upfront that fades into a crisp, funky bitterness. There is a distinctly bitter impression of malt. The body is a little bit thin, but not disappointing. Carbonation is pleasant and full, just shy of overdone. Once I had emptied the glass, I poured some final drops from the bottle back into it, swirled, and sniffed. It smelled like orange zest, a scent presumably stuck in the remaining yeast sediment in the bottle.
A pleasant brew, but not as strong a thirst quencher as I had anticipated. Perhaps this is best for evenings in late summer. Or perhaps it is best to have a second.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2012 22:11:33 | More by kds10011
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