Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Boston Beer Company
Boston, MA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Summer Seasonal
ABV: 5.3%
Bitterness: 7 IBU
Color: 6 SRM

From the brewer

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.

Average Scores

Overall: 62 (logged 5 times)
Draft: 64 (logged 3 times)
Bottle: 58 (logged 2 times)

Who's been drinking this

Meh. Thin and a little brackish. Not terrible, but not something I would spend money on.
Bottle at A Friend's
Bottle at Home
On the second try, there is kind of a canned juice background to this that doesn't serve it well. Still, it wasn't the worst choice.
Typical of Sam Adams, this one starts unpromisingly, but after a bit of prickly spice smooths out into a mellow, sweetish wheat finish. Along the way, what started out as mustiness morphs into subtly tart citrus. Easy to drink, and really quite appealing!