Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Massachusetts
United States
Samuel Adams Summer Ale beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Crisp and tangy with refreshing lemon peel and a hint of pepper from rare Grains of Paradise.  Golden, hazy, & thirst quenching, this American wheat ale balances bright citrus, Noble hops & spice for a lively brew that’s perfect on any summer day.

Profile

ABV: 
5.30%
IBUs: 
7
Served at: 
42° to 46°
Hops: 
Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Saaz Noble
Malts: 
Sam Adams Two-Row Pale Blend, Wheat
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This beer pours a light gold with a slight haze, giving it an unfiltered look. A white and very low head did not persist after rousing. The aroma is a pleasant blend of light lemon and pepper with a background note of grain, but nothing that would be considered bready or yeasty. The flavor has more wheat character balancing lemon and the complex peppery spice. There’s no identifiable hop presence and the low bitterness leaves an impression of sweetness without being too dry. A smooth, clean transition leads to a short, citrus and spice aftertaste. Easy to drink and sessionable, this ale is not filling or creamy.

Brewery Introduction

Raising the Bar for Better Beer

Samuel Adams sets superior standards for quality craft beer. Insisting that only the world's finest ingredients make the best beer, founder Jim Koch, and the other brewers at Samuel Adams travel the world to hand select the hops, barley,... Read More

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