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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
BA SCORE
21.9%
Liked This Beer
3.33 w/ 5,571 ratings
Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,474
Reviews:
1,682
Ratings:
5,571
Liked:
1,218
Avg:
3.33/5
pDev:
16.22%
Alströms:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
1,347
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,571 |  Reviews: 1,682
Photo of DioS
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of thegrifter
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of beerpadawan
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of awaer
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Hopstronaut
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of frankiepop
2.58/5  rDev -22.5%
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

 455 characters

Photo of TheTinDoor
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of musicman7070
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of yankhawk
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of BK2084
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

 285 characters

Photo of Cnorrisl
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of wcudwight
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow orange in color with a very fizzy head that leaves a nice ring of lace on top. Aroma is suprisingly heavy on the malt with a bread dough aroma add in some orange and lemon peel. Kind of taste like a flavorful unsweet tea, heavy on the lemon, with a spice kick. I can't quite figure out what the spice is. I'm guessing "Grains of Paradise" because that's what it says on the bottle. Thin mouthfeel that's perfect for Summertime sessions. Overall not a bad summer beer. Not great but not bad either. Good beach beer.

 526 characters

Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Steinberger
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Ceballonegro
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jslice99
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dbstuart88
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of scm2787
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of NV9
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy yellow with a soft bright white head, some lacing.

citrus, malty, lemon? and some yeasty bread aroma behind it.

very citrus in the taste with a strong wheat taste as well, very flavourful and some spiciness that didn't come through in the smell.

medium body, slightly bitter, light/medium carbonation.

overall, i really liked this beer and feel it compares quite favourably to most summer/seasonal ales out there.

 422 characters

Photo of Huntingtonbasser
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of tmars13
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of pasurfer114
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 21.9% out of 100 with 5,571 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.