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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: very cloudy orange, thin head that sticks around for a while.
Smell: strong, malty with hints of citrus, quite nice despite some of that being against the purity law.
Feel: quite viscous and a bit fizzy, rather pleasant.
Taste: rather sour up front, less malt than the smell, and quite crisp from the carbonation.
Drinkability: an acceptable accompaniment to my steak and potatoes, but not really to my taste.

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

Samuel AdamsĀ® Summer Ale seems to attempt to clone Belgian white beers & it looks like maybe even Blue Moon.

SA describes this ale as "... a summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon peel... fruit note reminiscent of mangoes and peaches. ..."

I don't know I just kinda got a dry hoppy beer flavor with a hint of citrus...just a bummer.

Sa has so many beers...I think quality is behind...

So I might Drink this with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. #6

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy straw color with one fingered off white head.

Smell is malty with vague hints of citrus rind. Slight bit of funk presence too.

Taste is malty. Can't detect much of the citrus. Pretty average IMO.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with average carbonation.

Overall this was o.k.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,559 ratings.
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