Samuel Adams Summer Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.98/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Killing the last of my case from the summer.. bottle says "best before December" so I am all good.
Pours with a big ole white head, very dense with nice retention. A hazy dark gold orange color. Great ring around the edge of the glass that persists.
Smells of wheat, a little musty, along with an unusual peppery spice that I guess is the grains of paradise. Also notes of lemon.
A dry wheat taste, pretty aggressive for a witbier or wheat ale. Lemony wheat quickly turns into a harsh spicy / bitter metallic edge that dominates the middle and finish. Peppery. There is a little bit of that something that makes you do the bad-beer-face.
Crisp, bubbly mouthfeel, with a pretty dry finish.
The spice is a little over the top and generic, and it's a little dry, but not bad. Better summer beers out there, and after drinking a bunch of these over the course of a few months, I don't want any more.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2005 22:19:37 | More by semihobo
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