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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
5,574 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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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: The color is average of most wheat beers. Lightens towards the bottom. Extremely hazy. The head unfortunately dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: The smell is almost nonexistent and very unremarkable. I did detect hints of citrus that became prominent as the beer had time to air out.

Taste: The flavor from the wheat is surprisingly not as prominent as I would suspect from this style. I detect a hint of pepper that is appropriate in this beer. The aftertaste is somewhat citrusy.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation. Not too watery. A thicker feel than I expected.

Overall: This isn't too bad of a beer. Its not the greatest wheat beer I've ever had, but it is unique in its own way.

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

underrated in my opinion. intriguing nose of fresh fruit juice, black pepper, and light malts. flavor is complex for a summer beer, some spice happening up front, followed by a lemongrassy citrus thing that isnt acidic but it is sharp. some hops in the finish, and the grains of paradise seasoning really adds some depth without being distracting. i like this beer a lot, always have. when its ice cold it is as good a summer beer as any, the malt profile is perfectly light, the body is light, the carbonation is right on, and its an easy 12pack on hot summer afternoon. i have very little to critique about this beer, maybe a bit of a funky aftertaste, but just keep sipping and its real good.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,574 ratings
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