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Old 05-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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Have you tried Sam Adams Summer Ale yet this year? I have tried several different times, both bottle and draft, and it is horrible. Not sure if they changed the recipie or somehting else went wrong, but I don't think they will be selling a whole lot this year.

 
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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Great critique...anything more constructive to share than "its horrible"?

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Old 05-08-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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I had on draft last week and was disappointed too. Not sure if it's me or them.

 
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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I haven't had one in awhile. I prefer Bell's Oberon over SA Summer Ale.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #5
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Going to have one this afternoon, I picked up the summer varietals pack. I poured the saison out, ugh
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
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From what I hear (a friend who said he had read some news about it) last year's version was not what the brewery wanted it to be and they've tried to make it more like it was in previous years.

I had it on draft a week or so ago and it is definitely brighter and has a more pronounced lemon flavor this year as compared to last. Personally I like it and think it is better than last year's version but I can see how it might not please everyone.

 
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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Great critique...anything more constructive to share than "its horrible"?
Great critique...anything more constructive to share than complaining?
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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From what I hear (a friend who said he had read some news about it) last year's version was not what the brewery wanted it to be and they've tried to make it more like it was in previous years.

I had it on draft a week or so ago and it is definitely brighter and has a more pronounced lemon flavor this year as compared to last. Personally I like it and think it is better than last year's version but I can see how it might not please everyone.
I didn't enjoy the last time I had it. If by brighter is it lighter in the sweetness department? I would really like to try it now.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:56 PM   #9
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Just had it last night with an awesome swordfish dinner. I thought it was much better this year than last year. I agree that last year it wasn't the same, something seemed off. I will definitely be drinking more of it this summer.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:44 PM   #10
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Great critique...anything more constructive to share than complaining?
Silly me, I thought this was a discussion forum. Simply saying something is horrible doesn't really foster conversation. I don't have a problem with his opinion, I was wondering why he thought I way he did.

 
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