Samuel Adams White Christmas - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.15/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Glass - Pint
A - A hazy apricot colored brew with high carbonation and lots of haze. Small head fell quickly. No lacing.
S - Sweet bubblegum upfront with soft cracker and grain throughout. I get a bit of zest and subtle spice like quality in the way of cinnamon. That bubblegum like aroma is pretty over powering to me.
T - Wow, just about as sweet as I expected. Bubblegum, cinnamon, banana, and bread upfront. That cinnamon really comes through in the taste, a bit too much almost. It finishes with bread, cracker, malty sweetness, and a touch of bright citrus. Bitterness is almost absent.
M - Nearly full bodied with a smooth and chewy like feel. Carbonation is medium.
O - I think the beer is good. I can't say I would buy it again though. Tasty, looks good, smells inviting. The whole cinnamon/winter spice thing in a white beer come off a bit strange to me. Sam Adams makes it work decently though. Worth a try. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2012 00:41:04 | More by PintOHops
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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 1,122 ratings.