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

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5,577 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - murky golden orange / yellow. Head quickly dissipates with no retention or stick.

S - lemon zest, wheat, orange peel, spices

T - Wheat, grains, lemon peel, citrus notes, spices, nicely balanced with a creamy mouth feel.

O - Solid summer ale that I could enjoy on a lazy summer day. I'd get this again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Can. The lip of the can is larger than most I've seen.

A: Pours cloudy orange. Large white head. Nice amount of carbonation bubbles.
Thin retention and almost no lacing is visible. Still the color is very nice.

S: Wheat, sweetness, lemon, grains and spices. Nothing special, kind of weak. Still

T/M: Medium bodied and creamy. Smooth with plenty of wheat and grains. Interesting
mixture of stronger spices and lemony citrus. A slight hop bitterness comes through,
but overall the beer has more of a grainy malt feel and taste. The finish is a little dry
and on the sweet side.

O: A good refreshing summer Ale. Has an interesting and distinct taste as the spices mix
well with the grains and lemon flavors.


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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,577 ratings
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