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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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4,786 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,786
Reviews: 1,556
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 37
Gots: 634 | 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 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 7/3/11

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from the tap into a pint glass, produced an crisp, fizzy white 1/2" head that dissipated quickly, leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was moderate in a hazy dark gold/light amber body.

AROMA: A moderate toasted grainy wheat with light notes of citrus and lemon as well as banana, cloves and a hint of spices and yeast. Quite appealing.

TASTE: Not quite up to the expectation I had based on aroma, but still good. Moderate wheat, light lemon, citrus, banana and clove with a hint of spices. The spice bite The taste isn't very strong compared to others of this beer's style.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light to medium body with a texture that is somewhat thick for the style, but nevertheless crisp and refreshing. It had soft carbonation and body lacing that was quite thin and that dissipated quickly. The initial flavor is a light sweetness with a lightly dry finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: Very repeatable, particularly on a hot summer day, but not really memorable -- it just didn't stand out to me. It produced good value for the cost, was easy to drink and I would probably buy it again for an afternoon at the pool with friends.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,786 ratings.