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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:
#43,550
Reviews:
1,685
Ratings:
5,584
pDev:
16.22%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
1,355
Trade:
0
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2.73/5  rDev -18%
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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3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
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  rDev -9.9%

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2.79/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy yellow gold in a Duvel Tulip. Soapy head that dissipates and has moderate stickiness.

lemony bread in the nose, some citrus fruity characteristics, spicy yeast , faint malt and vanilla scented alcohol.

the first sip reveals a light body, a crisp finish, wheat bread aftertaste. There is a nice spiciness, a very nice lightness to the body, no cloying sweetness. Obviously this is a ubiquitous summer beer, usually served in a pint glass. the swirlability in a tulip improved this beer tremendously. Its a nice summer offering, a party beer sure to please those looking for a not too imposing wheat beer.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Relatively complex for a "summer" ale. Orangish cloudly look. Decent mouthfeel. The smell was very lemony and the taste followed suit. It just had too much lemon taste for me. I was expecting more from this beer, but the lemon flavor overpowered everything else.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,584 ratings
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