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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale

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3,684 Ratings
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Ratings: 3684
Reviews: 1509
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%


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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oldpinecone

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A very nice pale copper color with an overcarbonation of bubbles rushing to the 2 finger semi dense head. It was nice to look at.

Smell was very grainy with an undertone of heavy citrus.

Taste was a bit strange. It tasted like a lemon starting to go bad mixed with the grains you feed goats at the zoo. The least bit bitter from the hops. Not bad but different. Not what I expected from the style and definetely not the best taste for a pale wheat.

Mouthfeel was a little bit watery but very crisp. Its what makes the beer refreshing,

On a hot day by the pool this beer would be a good contender. If nothing else is around that is.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 04:30:27 | More by oldpinecone
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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