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

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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:
#43,515
Reviews:
1,685
Ratings:
5,582
pDev:
16.22%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

a: Creamy white head that is fairly long lasting. Medium gold in color. Hazy

s: Strong wheat and tangerine smell. Earthy undertones. Sweet smell. No hop aroma. The tangerine was intense and not the most pleasant.

t: I'm picking up a good amount of diacetyl. Leaves a bit of puckering in the back on the tongue. The puckering tastes like lemon seeds.

m: Medium light body, low carbonation.

o: Diacetyl doesn't fit into this style, and the puckering taste is unpleasant. Don't like rating this beer so low, but there are some serious flaws with this.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,582 ratings
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