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.

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

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with about one finger of white head that disappears right away.

S- Maybe I am a bit congested, but I am not picking up on a lot here. A little bit wheaty, citrusy, and sweet. Not very strong on the nose.

T- A good amount of wheat flavor along with lemon. Pretty sweet, and slightly medicinal. No real hop flavor.

M- Smooth and light mouthfeel. A refreshing brew with little carbonation. I could enjoy these in the hot summer weather all day long.

O- A solid wheat ale that is tasty and refreshing. Doesn't exactly blow me away, but it goes down easy and like most Sam Adams beers, it does not disappoint.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,512 ratings.
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