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

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BA SCORE
77
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4,705 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,705
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 33
Gots: 519 | 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%

savagepm, Feb 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

zhumphrey, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Appears as a somewhat murky amber with orangish highlights and a fluffy two finger head with fairly decent lacing...looks like a hefeweizen in appearance, not a pale wheat ale. The grains of paradise produce a funky aroma that I really like: sort of like a cross between cracked peppercorns, nutmeg, cinnamon, and anise. Almost like a chinese five spice blend on top of a fragrant lemon peel and wheat malt. Flavor is spiced similarly to the nose but at a slightly more muted level, texture is kind of thick but not syrupy, finish is also kind of strange because all the spicing drops away leaving the orange peel all by its lonesome in the end.

WastingFreetime, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

joex444, Feb 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

JohnnyMc, Feb 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

BMMillsy, Feb 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

spark3148857, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

sansho, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

matt062286, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

rusty3335, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

ceraphin, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Griffith, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

cjoan24, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

jkara27, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jharkins07, Feb 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.9%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

bluntedboywonder, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of TaySuth
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straw to golden in color is nice but the head was rather small and receded quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Very nice aroma. Great wheat smell and moderate hops. Very sweet and inviting.

Taste: Wheat flavor is nice and sweet. Would prefer a little more balance of bitterness to the sweetness. Not bad though.

Mouthfeel: Very nice amount of carbonation. Body is a little thick, sort of syrup-like.

Overall: Not a bad beer but not worth buying again.

TaySuth, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

McJeebie, Feb 02, 2012
Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 4,705 ratings.