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

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1,288 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,288
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 17
Gots: 110 | 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 monkbrewed:
Photo of monkbrewed
1.63/5  rDev -53%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

One of the worst Sam Adams offerings. Awful, almost sickening smell and a taste that matches it. Putrid odor. Not sure why these guys thought drinking potpurri would be a good idea. Looks like any other Belgian Wit beer, in terms of color and clarity. Mouthfeel and carbonation are all completely normal, but the smell combined with the flavor profile make this absolutely off-putting.

monkbrewed, Jan 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of Winter Variety Pack - Best by April:

Pours clouded light orange-amber with a fluffy head that soon thins. Thin lacing sticks.

The smell is of wheat tang with mild spices.

The taste is of wheat tang, orange peel, coriander, nutmeg, mint, mild cinnamon. It has a tangy, spicy, crisp finish.

It is light-bodied and fairly effervescent.

A mild witbier with some "holiday" spices. Not bad.

jwc215, Sunday at 01:56 AM
Photo of scottfrie
2.84/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into SA Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy golden with lemon highlights beneath a short lived soft looking bright white head that faded into a fuzzy film. Thin wisps of lace were left down the glass.
S: Clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon are easily noticeable upon first whiff. I get notes of wheat and chalky yeast and a touch of citrus following.
T: Creamy wheat flavors mixed with minerally yeast and syrupy citrus flavors. Cinnamon and nutmeg are still prominent. Everything has kind of a syrupy greasy flavor/feel to it that is a bit off putting. The aftertaste is synthetic and contains notes of black pepper and white grape juice.
M: Very soft and frothy carbonation goes well with a very creamy medium body and smooth mouthfeel. This beer is greasy though and coasts my mouth strangely.
O: A step fuller and creamier than the really bad ones of the style, but I did not care for this one a whole lot more than I care for those. Flavors are as described on the bottle but taste synthetic and syrupy, and everything has an oily texture to it. Not the worst the definitely not the best offering from BBC.

scottfrie, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of cam477
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

cam477, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of OhioBobcat
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

OhioBobcat, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Tiernan, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

tbryan5, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of J2L
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

J2L, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Shakerman
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Shakerman, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev +15.3%

kcc, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of MikeC144
4/5  rDev +15.3%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

markallmon, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

lordofthewiens, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TimoP, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of SAxDRC5
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

SAxDRC5, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Doomcifer
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Doomcifer, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of orm56
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

orm56, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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....

Billolick, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

tigg924, Nov 22, 2013
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Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.