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

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4,152 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,152
Reviews: 1,532
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 24
Gots: 240 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001)
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sophisticated

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3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint glass. Very cloudy yellow/straw color with 1 finger white sudsy head. The smell is mild - wheat, lemon, yeast. The taste matches the smell. A strong wheat flavor with a bit of citrus. The bitter wheat, slightly sour lemon, ends with a touch of spice. It's a pretty good summer ale but feels a little heavy after a while. Not bad, but not my favorite of Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 21:09:26 | More by sophisticated
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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