Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #224
Ranked #28,569
3.34 | pDev: 16.17%
Monday at 08:11 PM
May 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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Rated: 3.75 by AndyGG from California

Monday at 08:11 PM
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Slight cloudy, gold, mildly healthy carb. Lemony scents that follow onto the taste, with a bit of bready maltiness. Crisp, light to medium bodied - in fact, bigger bodied than I expected, pleasant alcohol assertiveness. Slightly dry finish. Better than I expected.
Sunday at 01:47 AM
Rated: 3.16 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Let's not be verbose, yeah?

Looks fine, smells like your standard citrus wheat, tastes a little like Fruity Pebbles and is awful lite. Crisp and snappy carbonation kinda saves the mouthfeel, but I won't be reaching for seconds.
Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

Aug 22, 2023
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Reviewed by cafequaid from North Carolina

1.18/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This was one of the nastiest tastings beers I’ve ever had. It looked good, but tasted like Apple cider vinegar. I guess if you’re used to drinking crappy beer then this is a good one. But, if you’re used to drinking craft beer then this rivals the cigarette ash tasting Miller Lite. Never again! This could be the last beverage on Earth and I’d opt to die of thirst.
Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Jul 13, 2023
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Reviewed by jnewhook from New Hampshire

3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
This is a refreshing beer. It pours without much of a head, and is light looking. It has a distinct lemon flavor, like the porch rocker variety, but has more substance with the citrus and wheat flavors that accompany it. Good served cold in season.
Jul 09, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Jun 30, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by PaulMayer from Virginia

Jun 21, 2023
Rated: 3.88 by rcw3i from Tennessee

Jun 19, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Jun 09, 2023
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Reviewed by RollingRockRollingRocker from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This is an okay beer. Nothing fancy, and nothing extraordinary, but it is crisp, vibrant and smooth, as well as refreshing for the summertime. It has no real smell; perhaps faint lemon peel? The taste is faint lemon and citrus notes with a pinch of wheat. Overall, this one is worth a try when in season, iced cold and if you've at least never tried it before.
Jun 08, 2023
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours murky yellow with a white cap that fades rapidly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is faint, lemony and some grain. Flavor is also mild, citrusy and bready. Feel is medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, just another drinkable beer without any outstanding qualities.
Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by SadMachine from New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This is another backlog rating, where I know for sure I've had it and have a vague recollection of my thoughts on it. Not sure how this slipped through the cracks all these years!
May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by ult_right from Texas

2.22/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Another American-style beer that is overly sweet to my taste, this one resembles a higher-end version of "Modelo Especial" or Miller "High Life." It does not have strong smells, maybe has a faint hint of citrus, but mostly has a nice easy not too intense taste with a lot of sweetness and a little more alcohol than is normal for this type of beer. I thought it was quite good for what it was, but would prefer less of a confection.
May 23, 2023
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.57/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A medium light haze in an orange-amber golden body. Nose is citrusy - a little more lemon than orange but a mix of both. Taste and feel seem a little watered down after that impression. It’s a little spritzy in carbonation, but fairly light and refreshing with a medium dry finish. Wheat influence isn’t as strong as I’d hoped for and the citrus is a little weak on the palate, with a mix of orange and lemon peel coming out as it warms.
May 19, 2023
Rated: 3.54 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

May 14, 2023
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Rated by redbrew from Massachusetts

2.59/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
A great golfing beer. Refreshing with a little taste.
May 07, 2023
Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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