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

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Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,480
Reviews:
1,661
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
16.02%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
1,287
For Trade:
0
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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brolo75
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours semi-hazy orange color with a white head that quickly disappeared, looks thin.

A: Lemon zest, wheat, slight hay note, crackers, subtle aromas.

T: Up front, some wheat notes similar to the nose, touch of lemon zest, finish has more lemon zest, fairly straightforward, not subtle bitterness.

M: Light bodied, easy to drink, semi-dry finish.

O: Not much here, some lemon notes and wheat, slightly dry finish, very easy to drink, just not much flavor or aroma, I could definitely drink this on a hot summer southern CA day if offered but I would not purchase.

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Photo of Golfontap
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bposch7
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy orange body, with a bit of creamy white head, and a minimal lacing.

S - A strong malt hit, with a subtle lemony note.

T - Opens with a bit of lemon and zest, a middle full of cracker malts, and a close slightly bitter.

M - Brisk carbonation, mild drying.

O - Decent drinker, but not terribly inspiring.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evostudios12
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.67/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of caburdette51
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fthegiants
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VeganUndead
3.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jeffyboy65
3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jmark747
4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lot better this year!

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Photo of Curt3
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kelby777
4.61/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cracking open this Samuel Adams Summer Ale.

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy appearance. Just a really cloudy yellow-orange color: kind of resembles really really dehydrated urine, or looks like an orange juice drink. It has a very soapy lacing and virtually no head. It has an original appearance, that's partly why I'm giving it good points.

Smell - It basically has a good citrus smell with obvious notes of lemon and a slight orange. Pleasant smell.

Taste - This is pretty damn good. You almost can't tell that this is beer. So smooth.

Mouthfeel - Not spritzy, it feels watery. Tastes like a pleasant iced tea with a spirt of lemon in it. It doesn't have a fizzy composition, and it's not very carbonated. Very watery. Not characteristic to what a beer should feel like.

Overall - No wonder why they have this as "Summer Ale". Excellent easy-drinking ale. I strongly recommend this on a sunny day.

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Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Btt1018
4.72/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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