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

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Samuel Adams Summer AleSamuel Adams Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,544
Reviews:
1,676
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
16.02%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
1,326
For Trade:
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Photo of Kornitsky101
4.26/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjb27
2.67/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IndySuds
2.59/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nater919
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of singletary
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy golden color with a nice foamy white head to it. The smell is wheat with some lemon present. The taste is mostly wheat with a lemon and a bit of a spicy finish. A smooth clean drink that is very easy to enjoy.

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Photo of sposter4
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Btip1969
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rliu917
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whit_knee_41
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wydok
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle from the American Summer variety pack. Best by October 2017.

A hazy golden ale with a thin white head that disappears quickly.

Smells of wheat and malt with hints of lemon and pepper.

Light, balanced taste of malted wheat with lemon. Not overbearing, but with character. Crisp, bubbly feel. Excellent beer after an afternoon out in the heat.

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Photo of apartin
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Very lemony both in aroma and flavor. Nice cloudy golden hue. It tastes pretty good right now, but the last time I tried this was on an extremely hot day after yardwork. It was much better then. This is one of my favorite summer beers.

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Photo of chriswjr
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle

clear yellow in color, foamy white head. aroma is a bit grassy, lemon, herbal. taste is mild and thin, sort of sweet. thin bodied, intended for easy drinking.

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Photo of Avwine
4.54/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasty and easy drinking and always a good seasonal beer.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Weizen glass. Best by September 2017.

L: Cloudy orange-yellow, finger and a half off-white head, nice and fluffy. Good retention level.

S: Spicy, wheat, and faint lemon.

T: Lots of wheat here, with some peppery spice and don't really get a lot of lemon here but it is very lightly present.

F: Smooth and creamy with a nice level of carbonation. Clean finish.

O: Not a bad beer, kind of over the top for a summer seasonal.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.37 out of 5 based on 5,544 ratings.
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