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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

4,573 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 4,573
Reviews: 1,542
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 33
Gots: 441 | 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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3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a Samuel Adams pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, golden, hazy straw color with a full finger of white head that lasted for a short while, before dissipating into a very thin covering of foam to virtually cover the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Almost no nose, what-so-ever, just some very faint grassy and citrus notes. Very disappointed in the nose of this beer.

Taste: Mild malt, but lots of floral and spice. There’s grass, clover, clove and honey, finished with some citrus notes. Orange or maybe lemon.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium, with good carbonation.

Overall: Samuel Adams Summer Ale is a decent beer, not great, but not bad. I enjoyed the flavors of the beer, but nothing knocked my socks off, or made me remember it after it was finished. It does its job of being refreshing on a hot summer day. According to the label, this ale is a wheat beer, but it doesn’t have any of the typical bubblegum, clove and banana flavors that most, if not all wheat beers have, which I guess would make this a poor example of a wheat beer, but because I don’t typically like wheat beers, specifically, because I don’t like those flavors, I found this beer to be, while not very memorable or exciting, drinkable. While I won’t go looking for this beer specifically, if offered it, I won’t turn up my nose at it.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
76 out of 100 based on 4,573 ratings.