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

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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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I can make a direct comparison between this one and Sam Adams sister beer Alpin Spring.

In that brew contrasting lager malts clash with citrus and floral elements to provide a refreshing collage.

But Summer Ales even more contrasting dark Ale elements don't blend quite as well with its comparatively subdued citrus and floral elements. Essentially it makes for the same brew with a less refreshing finish while the appearance drinkability and overall character remain much the same.

I recommend it though but prefer the lager version.

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As it should be, this is a very easy drinking and refreshing ale. I would probably never go out of my way to buy a large quantity of these, but it is a quality made product and a nice inclusion in the sampler.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,605 ratings