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

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BA SCORE
76
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4,577 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 4,577
Reviews: 1,542
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 33
Gots: 442 | 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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

cheapswiller, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

pearljam118, May 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

javi10653, May 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

JVan, May 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

amart80, May 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Irish7r, May 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

PatGreer, May 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

gutbuster, May 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

jk3, May 13, 2012
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1.68/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

a: Creamy white head that is fairly long lasting. Medium gold in color. Hazy

s: Strong wheat and tangerine smell. Earthy undertones. Sweet smell. No hop aroma. The tangerine was intense and not the most pleasant.

t: I'm picking up a good amount of diacetyl. Leaves a bit of puckering in the back on the tongue. The puckering tastes like lemon seeds.

m: Medium light body, low carbonation.

o: Diacetyl doesn't fit into this style, and the puckering taste is unpleasant. Don't like rating this beer so low, but there are some serious flaws with this.

tophers, May 12, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at my local Outback Steakhouse. 22 oz. pour in a frosty...and I mean frosty mug.

Pours a cloudy, hazy apricot color with a fluffy white head that disappears rather quickly.

The aroma is fresh lemon, light malt and tangerine rind.

Taste is more subdued lemon. Very light hops and not much else. Lacking in the flavor department.

Smooth yet dry mouthfeel.

Overall this is strictly a hot weather get-work-done-around-the-yard beer. Nothing special.

kaseydad, May 12, 2012
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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,577 ratings.