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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale

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3,670 Ratings
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Ratings: 3670
Reviews: 1510
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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tito42

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into a weizen glass. Best by Aug. 2011 notched on label.

A: Slightly cloudy and golden with moderate carbonation. Decent foamy head that mostly dissipates and leaves very little lacing.

S: Peppery grains of paradise with a lot of malt and wheat.

T: Wheat with lemon and sour cherry. An unexpected amount of tartness. More of a grassy backbone than malt or wheat. No hops presence to speak of. Peppery notes from the grains of paradise.

M: Light bodied with a pucker factor from the tartness. Leaves the mouth dry without any of the pleasantries of hops.

O: A below average American Pale Wheat Ale and overall a beer I simply don't enjoy. I won't be trying this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 02:51:41 | More by tito42
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 3,670 ratings.