Samuel Adams Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat as well as lemon zest and grains of paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th Century to create a crisp and spicy flavor and body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these come together to create a quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm Summer days.
A tell-tale sign that summer's finally here is when your favorite local watering hole has updated their Sam Seasonal tap to Summer Ale. A slightly hazy, golden apricot color in the glass, this easy-drinking, warm- weather beer offers attractive notes of lemon, bread dough, allspice and a pinch of white pepper. Flavors of toasted wheat and lemon flesh out the mildly grainy, textured palate. Refreshing, with vibrant carbonation and a clean finish accented by hints of citrus pith.