Samuel Adams White Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1.73/5 rDev -50.3%
pours copper gold with a 1 finger head that faded fast and left no lacing
smells has more of a lemon and light malt then anything else
taste is not even close to a wit - tangy pale malts sour lemon - SA should be ashamed to put this on the market
mouthfeel - boring - semi flat semi smooth
drinkability - this came in a winter sampler 12pack and i doubt i drink the other one
11-01-2010 00:36:15 | More by jsh420
1.75/5 rDev -49.7%
This is the most undrinkable beer I have ever tried.
It poured a nice golden color with a white thick head.
Smells of spices and floral hops.
Tastes like a spice cabinet. Way over powering on the spices. Nothing else can come through, no hops, no malts, just crazy spices.
Can't descrbe the mouth feel BECAUSE OF ALL THE SPICES!!!
I had to pour this one into the sink and I didn't even feel bad doing it.
06-07-2008 01:52:53 | More by AlesALot
1.93/5 rDev -44.5%
I have to say that this beer is still in my fridge. Why? Well I kept drinking my better beers and restocking the better beers.
Now I see why, not to say that isn't a great beer, but defintely would be one I would seek out again.
Head is great. semi-thick
For a white ale it doesn't resemble white in color. It's a cloudy amber.
Taste: Different from what I am use to, you know when you have a beer and say this isn't that bad then when you have a few more you change your mind. So this could be a two beer limit.
06-10-2005 05:27:34 | More by mortarit
2.03/5 rDev -41.7%
Hazy pale amber, moderately carbonated for the style. Curiously, there's no sediment in the bottle. A thin white head quickly settles to a collar.
Spices come through strongly on the nose. Coriander and orange peel with tangy wheat behind. Not much character from the yeast, and the spices are overdone.
Sweet and spicy on the palate: coriander, orange, sweet doughy malt. Tangy wheat, lemony citrus. Heavy-handed spice flavors make this pretty hard to drink. Medium body, spices linger into the finish, which is also somewhat slick and milky. Not dry enough to be refreshing.
Piss poor for the style, really nothing enjoyable about it. The combination of uncharacteristic sweetness and excessive spicing make this pretty hard to choke down.
03-21-2011 08:25:22 | More by largadeer
2.03/5 rDev -41.7%
A: pours a nice hazy browish golden color with white head and slight to moderate lacing
S: yeasty smell
T: im overwhelmed with the carbonation and am left with little taste in my mouth
M: too much carbonation leaves you with a dry feeling mouth
D: Its an ok beer nothing special and would drink it again if offered but i dont think i would buy it.
03-19-2006 06:34:03 | More by RMBoswell
2.08/5 rDev -40.2%
I had three beers today. The Abyss, Imperial Storm Trooper Stout, and this ... thing.
Pours a hazy white. Nice looking beer, pretty taste appearing. Smells like ... not much, actually. Maybe a hint of citrus.
Taste is almost nonexistent. Some citrus in there, maybe a lemony zest, but this is pretty darned close to carbonated water. Jut putrid. I'm surprised it's as highly rated as it is.
02-02-2008 08:38:30 | More by Overlord
2.15/5 rDev -38.2%
I tried this beer last night at my favorite watering hole (Summits in Sandy Springs). It pours into a barrel mug a strange orange color with a 1/4" head that lasts with decent lacing. Since I had just finished a AB Spring Heat Spiced Wheat, I felt a great sense of deja vu. I figured that Sam Adams would be a lot different. Unfortunately, I was wrong. The smell of this beer was far weaker and had a musty and grassy scent. The taste is of corn, stale marshmallows, earth, and has a backwash tanginess at the end that I didn't like. The mouthfeel was light to medium with a fizzyness to it. I don't think I will be drinking this beer anytime soon. This is my least favorite of the Sam Adams beers (and I love a great many of them).
03-15-2006 16:19:27 | More by TheEclecticGent
2.15/5 rDev -38.2%
Pours with a quickly dissipating head that leaves only a thin layer of foam in its wake. Beer is a pale golden with aslight amount of haziness. Aroma is a bit off-putting, with an odd chemically presence, slightly reminiscent of disinfectant that I have notices in other SA products. Taste reflects this odd presence as well. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but has a decent level of carbonation. Overall, I was very disappointed in this effort, and had a similar reaction as I did when I sampled SA's Coastal Wheat.
05-11-2011 04:22:20 | More by bristol2120
2.17/5 rDev -37.6%
Poured into my Hop Devil pint glass.
A-Straw yellow with a thin, fizzy white head. Leaves vertical streaks of soapy lacing.
S-Wheat, orange peels, coriander. Pretty standard.
T/M-Hmm. Is this supposed to be a witbier? Did someone put the wrong label on the bottle? Because if someone served me this in a blind taste test I would've sworn it was a pale ale. While the nose suggests wheat is a major component, the dominant flavor is pale malts. I get very no orange peel and almost no coriander. Just a malt profile not unlike soggy Special K. Bleh. Light bodied with low carbonation (again, not appropriate for a style that usually has bright, prickly carbonation).
D-A waste of time, calories, and money, considering it is such a poor representation of the style. Even outside of the classification this is a poor beer, and the worst of the winter box.
11-25-2010 07:41:27 | More by DaveHS
Samuel Adams White Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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