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

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1,176 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 74 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz beer was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: This beer a one finger head that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a cloudy golden straw yellow. You also get to see lots of bubbles coming up the sides of the glass. super mice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Vanilla, lots of spices like rosemary, pepper, and thyme, bready and sweet malts

Taste: Very tasty brew. All of the above plus more blended together nicely. The spices almost have a Chao twist to the beer too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, medium to high carbonation, lots of spices, and easy to drink.

Overall: Pretty nice beer. This could be a side project on their White Ale that I originally thought this was. Pretty enjoyable and probably would be enjoyed more in the summer, than in the cold winter. A nice little find too.

Flounder57, Dec 11, 2012
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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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.

Jason, Dec 17, 2012
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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....

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Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied with medium-high carbonation

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Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.