The brewery is well known. Its beers are award winning. The inspiration of the Samuel Adams established around the world. Samuel Adams Summer Ale was first brewed in 1995. That was the year that Samuel Adams Summer Ale became a reality. And since then it has been established as a summer seasonal beer. A beer which when we drink reminds us of a beautiful summer sunset.
It fell into my hands in the beginning of summer, as gift from the States. My gift was placed in the fridge and left there during our August holidays, when we were away from the city. It’s now Autumn. The first days of September in Greece are still like summer. I remembered my Samuel Adams gift and decided to try it.
The foam that was created when pouring it into the glass was white, thick with moderate duration. Its color dark gold, with visible carbonation, as numerous tiny bubbles rushed towards the surface of the glass.
The aromas that were most noticeable were particularly sweet. Cereals, barley, wheat. With distinct aromas of citrus, such as lemon. Specifically lemon. Notes of spices as well as flower and leaf aromas can also be detected.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale has a medium to full body with a bittersweet taste. It has a crisp sensation with a slight bitterness. The visible carbonation is almost undetected once in your mouth. The taste of citrus is also present. At first orange and then lemon. Slight presence of hops and spices as well…
The aftertaste was lightly dry and long lasting. Citrus and cereal aftertaste lingered for sometime as well
The beer is available from April until late August. Its alcohol content is 5.3% abv. It is a top-fermented ale. It contains barley, wheat, Hallertau Mittelfruh and Saaz Noble hops. It’s not a bitter ale, after all it has only 7 IBU. It can pair beautifully with grilled shrimp. For those interested, it has approximately 166kcal per bottle. It can be enjoyed in a simple pint ale glass, as well as a Weiss glass since it is also considered to be a Wheat Ale. Samuel Adams Summer Ale, just like all of the well known Samuel Adams beers, is produced by the Boston Beer Company. Unfortunately it is not imported to Greece by any official supplier.
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