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

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Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale

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4,768 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,768
Reviews: 1,553
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 35
Gots: 594 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, just released, dad bought this trying to be cool, I appreciate the effort, and atleast its fresh. This beer is ubiquitous in Boston from Now till August.

A: A very cloudy hazy, pale yellow, with a large velvety head. Head diminishes a bit, but forms a nice soft film leaving thick rings.

S: Yeast, green bananas, a light maltiness, powdered sugar. Doughiness.

T: A sweet beer with a mix of lemon, yeast, and some peppery/clove like notes(must be those grains of paradise). Surprisingly complex. Some un-cooked bread dough and a hint of sweatiness/sweat/salt. Has a very faint hop bitterness in the end almost non existent, but gives it a clean finish.

M: Carbonation very high, light in body but not watery. One of the most session-able non BMC Beers.

O: This is better than I remember. Easy drinker but enough going on to keep you interested. Good beer to have @ the sox game or something. Very un-offensive. Not surprising that this is one of sams best sellers. In Sam Adams top 50%.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,768 ratings.