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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
5,575 Ratings
Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale

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

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

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3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a single into a standard pint glass.

A=Cloudy, golden yellow...a bit too close to urine for my liking. Nice yellowish head.

S=Lemon with perhaps a bit of fresh cut grass.

T=Creaminess, with a solid mix of malt and lemon and a hint of floral. I was looking for a refreshing beer, and this fit the bill.

M=A bit light, but probably necessary for this style.

O=Reminds me of a cream ale with lemonade...I've never had Leinie's Summer Shandy, but this is sweet and creamy enough to keep me from trying Leinie's...may buy again...want enough to try the tap version.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Tundruth
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Its a tasty beer for what it is. Nothing worth really paying for. Drink it if you're offered one, I guess. There are quite a few better beers from the BBC but this one is much easier to find, quite to my dismay. This tastes of lemon peels and citrus fruits. Its good for people who dislike beer with any distinct flavor and enjoy the flavor of a sweet, rounded, juicy beer-like concoction instead.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,575 ratings
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