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

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5,577 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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3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Appears as a somewhat murky amber with orangish highlights and a fluffy two finger head with fairly decent lacing...looks like a hefeweizen in appearance, not a pale wheat ale. The grains of paradise produce a funky aroma that I really like: sort of like a cross between cracked peppercorns, nutmeg, cinnamon, and anise. Almost like a chinese five spice blend on top of a fragrant lemon peel and wheat malt. Flavor is spiced similarly to the nose but at a slightly more muted level, texture is kind of thick but not syrupy, finish is also kind of strange because all the spicing drops away leaving the orange peel all by its lonesome in the end.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Straw to golden in color is nice but the head was rather small and receded quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Very nice aroma. Great wheat smell and moderate hops. Very sweet and inviting.

Taste: Wheat flavor is nice and sweet. Would prefer a little more balance of bitterness to the sweetness. Not bad though.

Mouthfeel: Very nice amount of carbonation. Body is a little thick, sort of syrup-like.

Overall: Not a bad beer but not worth buying again.

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,577 ratings
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