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

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BA SCORE
76
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4,448 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 4,448
Reviews: 1,537
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 379 | 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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1/5  rDev -70%

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1/5  rDev -70%

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uziangis

Ohio

1/5  rDev -70%

01-13-2012 02:52:59 | More by uziangis
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JonSnowdon


1/5  rDev -70%

08-30-2012 21:21:31 | More by JonSnowdon
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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -70%

01-27-2012 17:01:20 | More by Imsothirsty
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UncleJon206

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -70%

05-31-2012 14:54:12 | More by UncleJon206
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Longfoot

Maine

1/5  rDev -70%

12-27-2011 04:30:30 | More by Longfoot
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -70%

01-24-2012 07:51:08 | More by bmcduff2
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Deeezel


1/5  rDev -70%

07-03-2014 19:20:03 | More by Deeezel
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CrashOverride

Texas

1/5  rDev -70%

12-25-2011 19:34:02 | More by CrashOverride
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Toth67

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70%

05-11-2012 23:54:26 | More by Toth67
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KenRapoza


1/5  rDev -70%

03-13-2012 23:58:55 | More by KenRapoza
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gk4984


1/5  rDev -70%

06-17-2012 14:51:14 | More by gk4984
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jtstott

Massachusetts

1.1/5  rDev -67%

Tasted like lemon dish soap in 2010. I had it on tap first thought I got a glass that was not rinsed well. Had it in a bottle recently after that, same disgusting taste.
I dared to take a sip this years batch and it still tastes like lemon dish soap!
Way to go Jim, keep putting out horrible beer!

07-24-2011 19:21:52 | More by jtstott
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

1.15/5  rDev -65.5%

12oz into SA Perfect Pint
Overpriced 6er at LCBO for summer promotion.

A- Clear rich banana/straw pour. Half finger head disappears in the bat of an eye, lacing is minimal.

S- Oh goodness where to begin? Lemon rind, grass, dirty socks, chemical cleaner and throat lozenges.

T- Please taste better than it smells. Please taste better than it smells... Nope grass, lemon pledge, faint medicinal. Tastes like a cheap air freshener would taste.

M- Thin watery feeling to it. Carbonation is there but not enough to save the feeling of this beer.

WOW this beer is a train wreck IMO. I had to buy the 6er (Ontario only sells 6, 12 and 24. Unless otherwise noted) and this thankfully was my last. I wanted to give it a chance. I wanted to like it. I haven't had a bad SA yet. But my god this was an abomination... I feel like I should scrub my mouth out with a dirty toilet brush to get the taste out...

09-10-2010 03:10:55 | More by korguy123
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ChadA83

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

07-16-2012 23:41:32 | More by ChadA83
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Sergioelijah

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

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Arizona

1.28/5  rDev -61.6%

This is the one you see in those cool commercials, with the special info on ingredients. Great Brewery, great commercial ... terrible beer... for me anyway!

I personaly do not like citrusy beers ... I love piney, bitter, sour, and extra hopped beers... but not citrus. My butt lips puckered the next day after drinking this! Not cool.

01-26-2013 14:49:36 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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ktrillionaire

Florida

1.38/5  rDev -58.6%

On-tap at Red Mesa Cantina

A - Pours a pale gold with a good head and lace.

S - It smells unpleasantly perfumed and chemical-y.

T - The flavor is not much better, the perfume is transformed into a bad spiciness that is quite is quite similar to Raid bug spray.

M - Limp.

D - There are a lot of bad beers in the style, but this one is really horrid.

05-17-2010 17:07:44 | More by ktrillionaire
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tjsmith910

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -55%

07-20-2014 11:37:08 | More by tjsmith910
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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -55%

04-28-2012 03:51:12 | More by Njstoutlover23
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Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -55%

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Washington

1.5/5  rDev -55%

04-23-2013 02:27:44 | More by ronbo5421
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California

1.5/5  rDev -55%

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Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -55%

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,448 ratings.