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

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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
Ranking:
#43,957
Reviews:
1,686
Ratings:
5,595
pDev:
16.22%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
1,362
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3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHexIsReal
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.36/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of arr3388
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Velivolus
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dammit_Allie
5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Summer is defined as: the warmest season of the year. But my definition includes a bottle of this! Bright, a tad citrus, spice notes and easy to drink. Truly my go-to beverage and it's not Summer without Summer!!!

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Photo of Bammer21
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Lemon, honey, malt. Drinks well. Would be better if it weren't for a slight weird herbal type flavor. It isn't over powering, but it's there and it's a little off putting.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark66
1.64/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Overrated brewery

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A – Poured stander 12oz bottle into stand pint glass. Small head, quickly dissipating. Minimal lacing. Golden sunset. Slightly hazy. It seems fairly filtered.

S – Bread, hops, lemon, honey.

T – Lemon and honey notes are most prevalent. There’s also a type of herbal hoppy thing going on that I just can’t seem to pinpoint.

M – Clean, crisp, dry, and refreshing. Not exactly watery but certainly light.

D – After a long while, I decided to go back and retry this brew. Maybe it’s my memory but I think the recipe may have changed slightly. The label certainly has. Either way, I remember it being better than it is. I also remember the brew being just a touch sweeter and less bitter. With that being said, this is still a very good beer. This beer has always been one of the better lighter colored brews Sam A has to offer. Of course, it doesn’t hold a candle to Sam’s Cream Stout!

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4.4/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ale_addin
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wit123
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really like the lemon addition to a wheat beer. This encourages me to try more American Pale Wheat Ales instead of just the Belgians. Smooth, consistent flavor. I'm looking forward to trying the multiple selections of Sam Adams White Beers out there -- if I can only find them in the stores!

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,595 ratings
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