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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3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Weizen glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold, head is maybe 1/4" off the body...take a sip and it disappears.

Smell: Light citrus hops, not too strong but it is very pleasant.

Taste: Citrus, banana, and of the easiest to drink beers.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, light after-taste.

Overall: When it's hot outside or not you would be crazy not to try it out. You don't drink this for a buzz you drink this because you want a relaxing beer after a hard day's work...we all deserve it. Salud!

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2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- hazy orange hue with a inch of white foam, with a thin lace trail left behind.

S- a good amount of lemon and citrus peel, although the aroma is kind of fake lemon rather than natural lemon juice. There is also a faint wheat aroma.

T- this is pretty much just lemon and wheat and it is bland and watery besides that. A bigger hop dosage would take this to another level.

O- an ok summer ale, but there are better options for the warm weather.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a hazy dark golden color with a thin frothy head. Leaves really nice lacing.

Smell - Very peppery, hints of lemon, citrus, and some other spices.

Taste - Caramel/toffee with a strong peppery flavor. Citrus and maybe some other spices too..

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - This tastes ok... but it's very spicy. Not really my style of beer.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,617 ratings