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

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4,308 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,308
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 311 | 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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nimrod979

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a hazy yellowish-orange with a decent... I'd say two finger white head.
Aroma - Lots of orange and lemon citrus zest and wheat.
Taste - Nice and clean. Fruity and tangy at first with a more peppery, spice rolling through the middle before a crisp wheat and mild citrus hops bitterness in the finish. There's a contant orange/lemon zest flavor throughout the beer. Light to medium body and is slightly grainy on the finish.
I think it's a great and somewhat unique flavor for a summer brew. It's perfect on a hot summer day. And is my personal favorite of the Sam seasonals. It does seem to taste a little different to me this year though, as though they may have tweaked the recipe a tiny bit this year. Could be wrong though.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 22:15:58 | More by nimrod979
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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