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Samuel Adams White Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams White AleSamuel Adams White Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,449 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 28
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Was a Spring seasonal, now a Fall/Winter seasonal.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-30-2003)
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FrankyLikesIt

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +43.7%

12-14-2011 19:47:27 | More by FrankyLikesIt
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Deivos


5/5  rDev +43.7%

04-24-2012 02:47:03 | More by Deivos
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mtgrl27


5/5  rDev +43.7%

09-13-2012 03:05:28 | More by mtgrl27
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kingstonma

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +43.7%

11-20-2011 21:43:01 | More by kingstonma
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +43.7%

11-18-2011 17:04:59 | More by waiting4lunch
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spedprof

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +43.7%

12-13-2011 04:43:30 | More by spedprof
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ChrisElpers

Indiana

5/5  rDev +43.7%

06-15-2012 23:21:54 | More by ChrisElpers
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +43.7%

03-10-2012 16:06:58 | More by StaindProject86
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sharkman0485

Ohio

5/5  rDev +43.7%

02-25-2012 03:57:01 | More by sharkman0485
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OverToad

Texas

5/5  rDev +43.7%

I've had this beer before in a bottle, if fact I have a lot of it now, but I had the chance to try this on-tap at my local Chilis and it taste so much better on-tap. To be honest the best Sam Adams I've tried on-tap is this brew. This is the beer Blue Moon wants to be.

Very refreshing brew. It's really a shame it's not year round.

03-09-2009 05:12:06 | More by OverToad
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +43.7%

11-30-2011 17:31:19 | More by JustinMatthew
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garrettherzig

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +43.7%

08-22-2013 22:53:11 | More by garrettherzig
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cptnjck101

Virginia

4.9/5  rDev +40.8%

This beer is great! Pours almost white with little head. Very crisp taste with a clean finish. I could drink this beer all day long. This stuff was a special edition so I don't know when, if ever, they'll be brewing it again. You'll be hard pressed to find a better beer for lounging around the pool on a hot Summer's day.

04-27-2004 12:27:01 | More by cptnjck101
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +40.2%

pours a cloudly golden color with a two finger white tight bubbled head and nice sticky lacing. fruity floral aromas. taste is coriander, lemon, and spices and pepper all balanced into a great taste. mouthfeel light and smooth, full bodied. great session beer definitely on the list for hot weather enjoyment.

03-08-2007 19:23:22 | More by billybob
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BigD1972

Rhode Island

4.83/5  rDev +38.8%

Poured from a bottle into a 16oz glass.
Light orange hazy color. deent foamy head.
sweet citris smell, not overpowering. very drinkable, goes down smooth and easy. very refreshing white ale. I am a big fan of Blue Moon white ale and the Sam Adams is comparable to that.
My only consern is that it is a little bit too carbonated. it would be so much smoother with less carbonation, but overall a very good choice.

04-27-2006 03:43:24 | More by BigD1972
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twi1609372

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +35.6%

This is a really good beer from boston beer. The taste and smell are unique. It has a deep, yet clean, fruity taste. I really cant compare it because i cant think of any beer remotely like it. I also taste some sweet spices. This is a real winner fellow beer drinkers. I don't think anyone could find disfavor with this as it is a very well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink beer.

02-05-2005 08:57:49 | More by twi1609372
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dubman003

New Hampshire

4.7/5  rDev +35.1%

Simply put--It's the greatest belgian wheat ale I've ever had, with obvious lime and orange hints. I like pouring this beer into a large goblet I have and when light hits the beer, the color is a fine orange to bright red. Blue Moon beer was one of my favorite wheat ales; I think Sam Adams White Ale is Blue Moon's big brother.

The worse part? It's only available in the spring...That's it? This beer should be on the shelves year round. A review of 82 does nothing to tell you about how incredible this citrus delight is, and I recommend it a thousand times over to anyone who is looking for something that smells, tastes and drinks as near to perfect as I can ask for.

04-11-2006 03:36:47 | More by dubman003
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jackndan

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +32.2%

Sam Adams White Ale: This is their new Spring Seasonal, and man do I like this beer. A Belgian style Wit, pours a cloudy golden, with a huge, rocky pure white head. The aroma is very lemony, nice and sweet. Leaves thick lacing down the side. The taste is light, lemony and very refreshing. This really is a terrific tasting beer. Nice bready malts and a rolling taste of hops lie nicely on top of a sweet citrus flavor base. Cripes this beer is tasty. Very nice and a huge step up from last years Spring Ale, which I liked. Seems like Jimbo is getting back to brewing.

02-01-2004 03:48:03 | More by jackndan
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Mudpuppet

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +31.6%

Be warned this is was a pour right after a tasting we did with Jim Koch. This beer I believe was directly made in Jamaica Plain at the brewery and brought to the event. This made it incredibly fresh. That makes all the difference.

A- Poured into a 20oz pint glass. Poured a beautiful yellow hazy with bubbles running up the side.

S- The nose on this beer was incredible. Cloves, orange, lemon, coriander and plum. This was extremely fragrant and I imagine quite fleeting once bottle or kegged for a while.

T- Again this was incredible how many flavors and spices where in this beer. Orange, lemon, cloves, and so many other I couldn't pick out. A really nice wheat backbone to all this also. Really an exceptional beer.

M- Nicely carbonated with a refreshing feel. The spices really made this beer incredibly refreshing on the tongue.

D- I wish I could have stayed and kept drinking this all night. Really incredible chance to try this beer exactly how the brewers want it. I am going to start drinking all my Sam only directly from the brewery.

03-06-2008 16:33:53 | More by Mudpuppet
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mclanem

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +31.6%

I love this beer, I do like white ales as a wholebut this is one of my favorites over all. This ale pours a yellowish brown, thick you can not see through this beer always a good sign. The head is thick white and foamy. The taste is polite and clean has what they refer to as mouthfeel, this beer will not over power foods that are by most lagers or darker ales. over all Great unfiltered Belgian white ale.

02-26-2006 04:38:52 | More by mclanem
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triplecoil

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +30.7%

Poured on tap into a 20oz glass during a beer tasting with Jim Koch at Bell in Hand. This had to have come from the Jamaica Plain brewery...it was beyond fresh.

Poured yellow with orange low-lights and hazy. Big fluffy head. Nose was full of spices--citrus, coriander, pepper, cloves, wildflowers--delightful. Taste was full of the same spices and more, was somewhat creamy and the malt was mellowed nicely by the wheat. Mouthfeel was medium carbonation and the citrus and spices made it play nicely on the tongue while finishing clean.

I've had this in the past, but never straight from the brewery. This was fantastic. Big, big surprise. Always been a fan of the brew, but this was otherworldly.

03-08-2008 22:51:23 | More by triplecoil
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FuzzyGuy84

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +30.7%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chilled pint glass.

This is my personal favorite offering from the Sam Adams brewing company. It's heavy, yet very refreshing. Sweeter than most beers, but not at all overpowering. Thick and chewy mouthfeel, which can be a plus or minus depending on your particular tastes. Beautiful Amber color, and very attractive presentation.

I reccomend drinking this beer soon after purchasing (to avoid clumpyness), and I also feel it is enjoyed best alone, as opposed to with a meal.

06-22-2006 18:15:45 | More by FuzzyGuy84
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +30.2%

nice, cloudy dark neon straw color...diminishing (fast) head leaves no lacing, but it sits looking clean and streamlined.

nose is really rich, citrus-sour. not what i expected...it's a nice punch and gotta admit, next to the smell of hyper-hopped brews, this is really wonderful. nice tangy, bready smell is truly a treat!

again, a rich taste, i expected something sweeter, glad not to have that, this is a taste version of what i smelled...tangy, raw honey mixed with yeasty, sourdoughiness. the mouthfeel follows up nicely with its crisp creaminess that is short-lived with the perfect carbonation that fizzles (sadly) any elonated finish. luckily you can quickly take another sip!

exceptionally drinkable offering from SA and one of my favorites now. a mega-session brew. really nothing i can complain about.

i'd like to find something similar/comparable that takes it up a level.

03-31-2009 22:24:56 | More by mempath
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +30.2%

Aroma has a good dose of lemon with some soft coriander spices in the background.

Taste is spot on for what a wit can and should be. Orange and coriander hit upfront with obvious notes. A little lemon is present at the end with a healthy amount of sweet wheat as well. Very well rounded and encompasses all the classic wit flavors.

My main complaint is that it is only in the winter pack. This is a very delicious beer...an underappreciated member of the winter pack from SA.

11-13-2010 01:50:44 | More by NODAK
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

02-27-2012 17:09:01 | More by lcdawg
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Samuel Adams White Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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