Samuel Adams White Christmas - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by CraftBeerTastic:
3.33/5 rDev -4%
Ba Review #236
Served On: 11/16/2012
Glassware: Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: 5.8%
Date/ Code: 03/2013
From the 2012 release of Winter Classics mixes 12 pack from Golden Brew in York, PA.
Look: The appearance was a cloudy golden yellow color with some extreme carbonation levels and a creamy dense white head. Lacing was evident.
Smell: The aroma seemed almost like the regular Sam Adams white with some extra winter spices added. Cinnamon and clove were detected. There was also a crisp quality even with all the spices.
Taste: First up was a citrus note that turned in to a spice and then a big biscuit kicked in. The finish was some lingering spice and bread.
This was an interesting combination of a white ale and a spiced beer. I can’t say it’s too much different from the typical SA white except for the ramped up spice level.
11-16-2012 18:11:46 | More by CraftBeerTastic
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
This beer was a hazy orange color with a very small white head.
The aroma was mostly citrus, with a bit of spice. Some grain,
Orange taste, coriander, and a little cinnamon. Cereal in the background.
This was a pleasant enough beer, just not that exciting. Taken in context, I think it went well in the Winter 12 pack, however.
12-15-2012 20:38:38 | More by lordofthewiens
3.05/5 rDev -12.1%
A: hazy yellow with a white head. leaves no lacing, no head retention.
S: nutmeg, cinnamon are very noticeable. there is also corriander and slight citrus
T: Spice is overpowering for me. It's like the smell of my grandma's house is covering up a pretty decent witbier.
M: light, bubbly on the tongue. I personally would prefer less carbonation. not bad by any means but nothing special.
Overall a pretty average beer. would be improved with better head retention, less spice/more beer taste, and slightly less carbonation.
12-01-2012 05:44:11 | More by SAxDRC5
3.43/5 rDev -1.2%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date
LOOK: Hazed golden straw hue, sufficient lacing
SMELL: Fruit cake spicing, bready, sweet, mildly plummy, hint of alcohol
TASTE: Smooth, moderate sized body, a bit slick, assertive spiciness, light breath of alcohol, semi-sweet, slightly bready, peppery, ripe pears, spicy grainy finish
Not half bad, sort of an odd ball to the group. Would have love to see this amped up to 7% abv or a bit more but they kept it safe. I'm sure they'll be snatched up during any holiday parties being a witbier and all.
12-17-2012 04:25:20 | More by Jason
3.78/5 rDev +8.9%
12 ounce bottle, enjoy before March notched onto the side of the label.
Pours hazed lighter apricot amber. Minor off white head, thin collar and fine bars of lace.
Light holiday spice on the nostrils. Ehh nothing too special.
Delicate wit, some coriander, and other typical seasonal spicing. Easy drinking and pleasant enough, holiday feel here is fairly subtle. Decent stuff, but nothing you need to run out and buy.
Would work with craft beer newbies at a holiday party....
12-01-2012 23:00:21 | More by Billolick
3.1/5 rDev -10.7%
Appearance: 3/4 inch head, hazy, orange-brown in color, high carbonation
Smell: orange, cinnamon, and Belgian spices
Taste: bread, cinnamon, clove, light orange, an other Belgian spices.
Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied with medium-high carbonation
Overall: An average witbier. I like the light holiday spices, but I would not get this outside of the holiday sampler. One of the weaker beers I have seen in the winter sampler.
11-22-2013 14:57:20 | More by tigg924
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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