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: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 7/3/11

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from the tap into a pint glass, produced an crisp, fizzy white 1/2" head that dissipated quickly, leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was moderate in a hazy dark gold/light amber body.

AROMA: A moderate toasted grainy wheat with light notes of citrus and lemon as well as banana, cloves and a hint of spices and yeast. Quite appealing.

TASTE: Not quite up to the expectation I had based on aroma, but still good. Moderate wheat, light lemon, citrus, banana and clove with a hint of spices. The spice bite The taste isn't very strong compared to others of this beer's style.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light to medium body with a texture that is somewhat thick for the style, but nevertheless crisp and refreshing. It had soft carbonation and body lacing that was quite thin and that dissipated quickly. The initial flavor is a light sweetness with a lightly dry finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: Very repeatable, particularly on a hot summer day, but not really memorable -- it just didn't stand out to me. It produced good value for the cost, was easy to drink and I would probably buy it again for an afternoon at the pool with friends.

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Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 5,620 ratings