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

Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
5,575 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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I have had this before (old) but never reviewed fresh. Best by date notched at August.

A - Looks of a deep amber brown, hazy in color with a nice 1/4 inch of head and lacing is better than expected.

S - Smells of light hops, malts, lemon and grains. All present and accounted for.

T - At first the lemon really was the first thing that I could taste. Tart and unforgiving but as I tread on it balances with the grains to produce a nice crisp bodied ale. Nice level of hops in this years batch also.

M - Light to medium but not sure of it's session ability.

Overall it's not a bad beer but the clash of lemon tartness really tears me away from drinking it again.

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

12oz bottle, just released, dad bought this trying to be cool, I appreciate the effort, and atleast its fresh. This beer is ubiquitous in Boston from Now till August.

A: A very cloudy hazy, pale yellow, with a large velvety head. Head diminishes a bit, but forms a nice soft film leaving thick rings.

S: Yeast, green bananas, a light maltiness, powdered sugar. Doughiness.

T: A sweet beer with a mix of lemon, yeast, and some peppery/clove like notes(must be those grains of paradise). Surprisingly complex. Some un-cooked bread dough and a hint of sweatiness/sweat/salt. Has a very faint hop bitterness in the end almost non existent, but gives it a clean finish.

M: Carbonation very high, light in body but not watery. One of the most session-able non BMC Beers.

O: This is better than I remember. Easy drinker but enough going on to keep you interested. Good beer to have @ the sox game or something. Very un-offensive. Not surprising that this is one of sams best sellers. In Sam Adams top 50%.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,575 ratings
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