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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Photo of screamking
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

This pours a murky golden straw color with a nice sized white foamy head. There's a lot of citrus in the aroma, orange and lemon are the main culprits. I must say its totally one sided but the aroma is very pleasing.

Yup, taste is a wheat pale ale. There doesn't seem to be that big of a distinction between these wheat ales. This is just a typical everyday refreshing beer. This won't blow anybodies socks off but is perfect for sitting on the beach. If found for the right price this is totally worth it on a hot day.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Jersh67
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of TheDoak
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of alysmith4
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of zac16125
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft into a pint glass

A: apricot orange, hazy no head or lacing

S: clove and white pepper spice, sometime citrus notes, very tame aroma

T: wheat, spice, clove , banana very tasty

M/D:medium body, higher carbonation, refreshing , good drink ability

O: I really like this beer. Refresher ing for a summer's day, but flavorful and drinkable. I think this is a case of the Sam Adams hate bringing the rating of this one down.

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Photo of JackRB
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jsher
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of JG-90
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of CorvetteMike
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,547 ratings.
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