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Samuel Adams Summer Ale

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.

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