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:
5,490
Reviews:
1,663
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
16.02%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
1,295
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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

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

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

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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Love hazy look to this brew. Somewhat muted malt scent with slight citrus and sweetness in there somewhere too. Mostly malt flavored with lemon and slight spice. Medium in body and carbonation. A sold beer.

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3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Wheat beer not my favorite. But this s better than most.

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2.62/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.22/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.44/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,490 ratings.
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