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Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Name – Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Country – United States
Type – American Pale Wheat Ale

Appearance – Pours a clear yellow color with a big, foamy white head.

Smell – Big smells of lemon, pepper and honey.

Taste – A sweet lemony taste up front with a hint of honey.  Finishes with a wheat and pepper taste to it.

It feels like only a few weeks ago that Sam Adams released the White Ale seasonal and now the Summer Ale is on the shelves in the second week of April.  If this holds true I am expecting Octoberfest on the shelves in July.  No exceptions Sam!  I didn’t really mean to have to wheat beers in a row that is just how I picked them out of the fringe really.  This is pretty good one.  I like the taste of lemon instead of oranges that most wheats tend to have.  The pepper taste throws it off a bit but it makes for something interesting.

Overall Grade – B

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2 Comments

  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    This is one of their products that I just don’t care for. I think there is too much Lemon Grass or something. If they had another seasonal to replace this one, they would have a good full-year line-up. This is just an opinion, but this one is the weakest link by far.

    April 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Mike

    I can understand what you mean by that. And I do think they could do a better choice than this because the Winter Ale, White Ale and especially the Octoberfest are all really good.

    April 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm
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