Samuel Adams White Christmas - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4.25/5 rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass. Best before March '13
A - Light golden with a great haziness to it. Medium sized white head falls to a small cap. Little bits of lacing left on the glass.
S - Get a nice aroma of sweet orange peel and a lot of wheat. Floral with a bit of coriander here. Medicinal phenols.
T - Slight bit of sweetness right away. Grainy malt gives way to big twangy wheat character. Flavor dries up towards the end and has a well crafted spiced finish. I get that pseudo pumpkin beer quality. Allspice and nutmeg are easy to pick up on but don't overwhelm.
M - Medium-light body works perfect, medium-high carbonation, semi-sweet.
O - A lot of wheat crammed into this brew. Aroma shows good complexity and traditional wit characters. Taste is dominated by wheat but finishes with a cool curveball. Great feel and appearance to the beer. Throws a good switch to a common summer style, a good excuse to enjoy wit in winter.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2012 02:06:54 | More by Jparker37
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3.09/5 rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle, best before March 2014. Oh well, better late than never! Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/amber color with a half inch off-white head that stayed around for a good amount of time. There's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and some orange and orange peel. It tastes pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some wheat/bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Not a bad brew, but I wish I would have been able to try this when it was fresher. Hopefully I'll be able to this upcoming winter!
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 00:14:12 | More by bluejacket74
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.