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

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BA SCORE
76
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4,438 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,438
Reviews: 1,535
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 375 | 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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Pours a hazy orange color with a 1inch white head that leaves minimal lacing as it dissipates on a weizen glass.

Smell is great. Great wheat smell with a good bit of orange.

Taste is really nice. Has a sweetness up front with the maltiness kicking in during the middle of the taste then a ever so slight bit of hops at the end.

Mouthfeel is pretty good with a nice carbonation to it.

Overall a really good brew in my opinion. I bought a six pack at publix and the first one was great but the last one was even better. This beer really grew on me with each one that I drank. I really like wheat beer and I also like sweet beer and this beer is both. Really great unfiltered wheat taste and character with the sweetness and taste from the orange.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,438 ratings.