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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
5,575 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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3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy golden-orange color with a nice white head. The lacing off the fine collar was impressive and sticky leaving fishnets all the way down my glass. The aroma was of pale malt, light crystal malts and a hint of must. The flavors were clean and refreshing but a bit blase. I tasted pale malts, a hint of spice from the grains of paradise but almost no hop presence. The mouthfeel was average, the body light/medium and the carbonation moderate. I know this beer is very popular but truth be told I find it rather forgettable.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange with(in my glass) has a bright white, soapy 2 1/2 finger head that dissipates moderately.

S: The aroma jumps out of the glass before you can put your nose to it. Smell consists of lemon peel, grains and some spice.

T: Flavor is a nice mild lemon peel flavor upfront, get a medium feel of that Grains of paradise, and followed by a subtle sweet spice.

M: Very refreshing and crisp. Not too complex of a beer and would be considered a session for summer. Mild carbonation still present which brings you that wheat and zesty flavor.

O: One of my all time favorite summer beers. If you gotta have one, you gotta have six. Better than Blue Moon and Leinenkugels version of a shandy. Not the best summer beer Ive had, but its far from the worst. A good starter for someone thats new to craft beer!

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,575 ratings
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