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

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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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Can poured into glass gives a large fluffy head that is creamy and rocky on top. beer is a vibrant and hazy yellow with golden and orange hints. Head has nice retention, settles down to a small cap with moderate lacing

The most noticable smell is a very flat wheat/breadiness, also spices with a bit of lemon. The lemon and spices overtake the wheat for the taste. Has a slightly grainy taste/aftertaste. Medium carbonation with a thin body.

Its nice and drinkable on a hot day, I seem to remember last years being fuller bodied and less grainy, though.

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From bottle to glass orange color with 1" head.
a: Orange color, 1" head
s: Light citrusy and wheat smell
t: Smooth sweet bitter lemon taste
m: Light bitter body
o: Not a bad beer. Do prefer other Samuel Adams offerings.

Not my favorite Sam Adams beer

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Springtime....always means Sam Summer. This seems to be everywhere of course in Boston of course. Kind of a go-to beer for many, and I always mildly like it. Typical wheat ale....pours a nice clear color and has a nice crisp taste. Doesn't blow me away by any means, but it is a good beer that is consistent.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,486 ratings.
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