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:
5,547
Reviews:
1,678
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
16.02%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
1,328
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 5,547 |  Reviews: 1,678
Photo of EMH73
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy medium yellow color with a one and a half inch fluffy white head that left blotches of lacing. Smells of wheat and lemon. Taste follows the nose with a pepper finish. Well carbonated, light bodied, clean and crisp. Refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bb Nov 2017 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 5.3% ABV 7 IBU. The beer pours a hazy honey color that turns straw colored in the light. The head is off white and fairly thick settling to a 1/4" cap. It leaves some lacing behind and finally recedes to a skim coat. Aroma is lemon and wheat malt, distinct but not heavy. Taste is wheat malt followed by a lemon taste and then the grains of paradise. No perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied and prickly on the tongue. It's not heavily carbonated but the adjuncts must give the beer it's bite. Overall, ok. I wouldn't classify this as an American Pale Wheat Ale but that's just me. Very inoffensive to non craft folks which is why it was in my fridge in the first place.

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Photo of tuowl74a
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cruzgator
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MinerBob
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Disclaimer: rating this after drinking a lot of dark beers. Pours a nice yellow color with a small head. Nice smooth citrus flavor a great summertime beer.

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Photo of bradlowman
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best summer seasonals available.

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Photo of Albertdidz
4.29/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Smells of wheat and summer fruits. Tastes of lemon, wheat, and some pepper. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a very refreshing wheat ale

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Photo of aprabhu
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewpass
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light gold with good head. Light lemon nose. Medium body with a nice peppery finish. Good wheat beer!

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Photo of LennyBound
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jbehlar
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MaddoJay
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of userofthiswebsite
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellowish-orange color into a pint with a bright white head. Smell is very faint. Initial taste is sweet, fruity with a sweet dry aftertaste. Doesn't feel like a filling brew considering its a wheat beer. I feel its a good, drinkable hot weather brew.

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Photo of Dysco
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6runscoot
2.91/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of vincechan
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,547 ratings.
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