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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

4,650 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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Ratings: 4,650
Reviews: 1,542
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 491 | 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  rDev -9.9%

Kaisermatt, May 28, 2012
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chocosushi, May 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

DeirdreE, May 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

BeerOps, May 27, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I can make a direct comparison between this one and Sam Adams sister beer Alpin Spring.

In that brew contrasting lager malts clash with citrus and floral elements to provide a refreshing collage.

But Summer Ales even more contrasting dark Ale elements don't blend quite as well with its comparatively subdued citrus and floral elements. Essentially it makes for the same brew with a less refreshing finish while the appearance drinkability and overall character remain much the same.

I recommend it though but prefer the lager version.

FlemingVSKing, May 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

DerwinWentworth, May 26, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice crisp pale wheat. Cold, it has a thin head and faint but pleasant aroma. The citrus and yeast taste is very inoffensive.

As it should be, this is a very easy drinking and refreshing ale. I would probably never go out of my way to buy a large quantity of these, but it is a quality made product and a nice inclusion in the sampler.

schoolboy, May 26, 2012
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pebbs, May 21, 2012
Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 4,650 ratings.