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:
5,516
Reviews:
1,669
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
16.02%
 
 
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69
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1,309
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Photo of hdf561
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had it out of a bottle in a make your own 6 pack at my local grocery store

Can smell the lemon peel right off the bat as it is very strong to the nose, a little hint of the wheat as well but the lemon really over powers the nose.

Taste is smooth no bitter, no real after taste and a very drinkable beer. This to me is a great summer beer and I recommend it to anyone looking for an enjoyable summer beer to drink. It is not as light as a bud light coors light etc. but if your looking for a lighter beer with some flavor then this is the beer for you

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Photo of JMS1512
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of HopsConley
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jonkerbaugh
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Totally decent wheat beer for summer. Had this poured from a bottle into a pint gass. I've always liked the soft hazy yellow-gold of a Sam Summer, I think it has a color that is less pale and hazy than a lot of wheat beers, but isn't too gold. Just a somewhat unique appearance. The lemon flavor is...a bit strong, but not so bad as to be a turn-off.

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Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ChaseBacon
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Lucoli
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of JP412
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of thampel09
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bikeboy1
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MJSJr
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ppvora
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: This beer was on tap at a local restaurant. Got myself a 16 oz. glass. Nice gold color, but hazy, with plenty of bubbles. One finger of head that took a couple of minutes to dissipate.

Smell: Mostly malty smell. No hops and no complexity.

Taste: Malty taste. Refreshing summer ale. Very little in this beer that harkens to what made Samuel Adams famous. No hops, no complexity.

Mouthfeel: Very consistent with the taste of the beer -- no big change.

Overall: Refreshing malty beer. No hops, no complexity. It appeared inviting, but...c'mon...I expect greater things from the brewery that brought us Sam Adams!

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ClayO
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of LeahM
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mjurney
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
Golden color, some amber highlight, hazy. Lots of bubble rising up. Thin frothy head.

Aroma:
Lemony, spicy, bready, crisp and clean.

Taste:
Grainy, grassy, hay, bready. There some black pepper and lemon zest. Bitterness is mild. Finish is very dry and chalky. Medium bodied, dry, wet.

Overall:
It's mediocre beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Sturmthis
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,516 ratings.
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