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

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4,804 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,804
Reviews: 1,563
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 42
Gots: 674 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

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.
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Ratings: 4,804 | Reviews: 1,563
Photo of Vashie
4.71/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It is sweet and smooth drink.

Photo of UPBrewer92
2.87/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cabelgabel
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillCheck
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TopherBreski
4.17/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Has to be one of my fav American beers. In-between Hefeweizen, Belgian, and Summer Ale and done perfectly. A Lite BBQ beer That has the heaviness to make it worth it.

Photo of TBCE
4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very solid, crisp summertime brew. Notes of citrus are prominent. Very refreshing.

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingslotty
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of leantom
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

An OK beer. Suppose it would've tasted better on a hot summer day. Here goes:

A: No head and very little lacing. Hazy gold color. Carbonation is somewhat lacking, especially considering the style. Not good.

S: OK. Peppery notes complimented by lemon, orange and banana.

T: Follows the nose, which is a good thing. Very refreshing.

F: Good. Very refreshing.

O: Decent beer.

Photo of chefpaul08
4.89/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

All time Best summer beer

Photo of Uniobrew31
2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of carney710
2.38/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Loved this when I first turned 21, maybe it was because it was summertime and always around me. Hasn't really been the same since though

Photo of Sammitch23
3.97/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stjimmy10_1
2.69/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I kind of like the peppery notes from that spice they used. It's a unique and fruity flavor but its not for me.... Nick Websters review totally ruined it for me by comparing it to the smell of band aids... I can see where he's coming from. I'd drink this any day over a Bud Light but Sam Adams needs to up their game.

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.22/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff_Man
3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtg642
3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winston3737
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1980
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drecuda
3.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,804 ratings.