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

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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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy body with a super thick white head.

Smell has some nice citrus notes, a bit of pepper, backed up by wheat tang. Sweet citrus.

Man the smell's check bounced on this one. Very light. but unbalanced. Slight hints of lemons balance out the wheat twang, and the grains of paradise (which I can only assume taste peppery) come through only very slightly.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a bright white head. Orange rind and lemon zest on the nose. Bits of sweetened biscuits as well. Creamy mouthfeel with lower than average carbonation. Sweet fruitiness of citrus and orange. A bit grainy, some detectable wheatiness. Almost clove like finish with a very modest spicy hop profile on the back end. Big but slightly bland as well. I don't mind the taste it is unique but heavy for a summer seasonal. Would be really really good with breakfast though oddly enough haha. I guess its a good summer day started.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,512 ratings.
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