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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Samuel Adams - Summer Ale

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Samuel Adams - Summer Ale
Boston Beer Company
Boston, MA USA

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy golden
yellow color.
Mostly the smell of lemon and some Grains of Paradise pepper.

Some wheaty notes and light citrus scents.
A bit of hops character in the aroma.
One finger white head that's gone in less than a minute.
Foam leaves behind little lacing.

Lemon and peppery taste as in the aroma.
Light and refreshing mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
We took a consensus of several persons at our seating after sampling.  We had on tap as well as in the bottle. "Lemon Pepper chicken of beer" said one.  "Mushy lemonade" offered another.  "Meh!" was the general attitude, though none panned it outright and all finished their draw.

I will add this.  The hotter the day and the colder the serving, would be my recommendation for refreshment. Guess that's what makes a good summer ale.

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