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

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1,151 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 62 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012)
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-10-2014 17:51:46 | More by Belittle
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New York

4/5  rDev +15.3%

08-23-2013 18:16:03 | More by Cooker_stp
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-03-2012 22:48:26 | More by Gagnonsux
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Sampling right now on 2/18/14. had this one about 2 years ago and comes in a 'Winter Seasonal' 12-pack. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a hazy orange in color with about a 1/2-finger white head. Some spotty lacing is seen. Very pleasant aroma of mixed spices and malt, especially the orange peal coming through. A pleasing taste that isn't bitter and you can taste the spices and orange peal but it is not overwhelming unlike some seasonal brews. I really liked this one and is one of the better Samuel Adams also.

02-19-2014 02:37:58 | More by BeerWithMike
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-17-2013 07:32:17 | More by bmjivi221
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New York

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-22-2012 00:05:57 | More by acp21178
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-30-2013 00:51:42 | More by lauries444
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-22-2012 06:55:30 | More by KC9LDB
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

05-30-2013 22:04:00 | More by csadkins54
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-04-2012 04:33:18 | More by oriolesfan4
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

12 oz. bottle.

Very cloudy, peachy orange body. Thick finger of gauzy, eggshell white head. Nice lacing. Wheaty, witty nose. Accents of orange zest, lemon, and spices. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and maybe juniper. Not bad.

Soft, wheaty malt up front. Light sweetness. Bready. Light clove and banana, before citrus and spice take over. Orange zest with some lemon. Muddled holiday spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, mostly). Bready, wheatiness reclaims the finish, with lingering spices and citrus. Medium bodied, with a protein-y wheat, smooth feel. Not as bad as I was expecting. Kind of a nice change of pace from all the porters, stouts, and Celebration I've been drinking lately!

11-22-2012 16:00:12 | More by alexgash
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-17-2012 23:50:10 | More by ercxi
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-25-2012 17:30:16 | More by robertaddis
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-06-2013 14:10:00 | More by Lukass
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-17-2012 21:25:25 | More by alxle140
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-26-2013 03:03:33 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-02-2012 17:17:32 | More by bucketofheads
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-27-2012 01:22:09 | More by PatGreer
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New York

3.99/5  rDev +15%

Semi cloudy straw color with moderate head and moderate to heavy carbonation. It has a spiced citrus aroma. Balanced spiced taste with slight citrus (orange) and hop notes. Refreshing and smooth. No element is too harsh or stands out excessively. Finishes much light it starts, maybe with a bit more citrus.

01-22-2014 04:06:15 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

It's 84 degrees out here in Florida. Christmas? Why not! White Christmas pours a golden-white color with a finger of head. The aroma is heavily spiced with all the usual suspects - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc. There's also a strong orange aroma here as well. The flavor is very well-composed, the bouquet of holiday spices interact well with the strong orange flavors. The aftertaste is the nicest part of the beer, with the orange, a touch of wheat, and a bit of lingering spice leaving a very good impression. The mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, White Christmas is a nice holiday beer. I'm not sure it needs to be with the fairly similar Old Fezziwig and Winter Lager, but it's tasty and well-done. Balance is the name of the game here.

10-22-2012 19:04:14 | More by shand
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Yellow-orange, much like Blue Moon or other wheats. White foam head that leaves some lacing but disappears after a couple of minutes.

S - I mostly first smelled the nutmeg and orange peel. An interesting combination, but nice.

T - For this combination of spices, it seems pretty balanced. You can taste the cinnamon and nutmeg among the more summery things like orange and the light wheat. The cinnamon doesn't punch you in the mouth, which I was worried about.

M - Not quite as creamy as one might expect, but then regardless of the season it's designated for, this kind of beer isn't really meant to be. Not overly carbonated but leaves a fuzzy feeling around your teeth.

O - Overall, quite good, and though I'm a sucker for wheat beers, not my favorite seasonal from Sam Adams. But I'd drink it again and hope I like it as much a second time around.

12-06-2012 05:43:20 | More by punky796
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

Picked up the variety pack and poured into a Sam Adams Boston lager glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head that lingers a while.

Nose - Smells of lemon and wheat, and a hint of spices in the background especially cinnamon.

Taste- Interesting. It's light, yeasty, but still has a solid profile of cinnamon and spices. Actually quite good.

Mouthfeel - Nearly full bodied with a smooth feel. Carbonation is medium.

Overall- I liked this one. I think I'll go get another one. An interesting "lighter' take on a Christmas ale. Not overdone, and pretty refreshing and drinkable for a holiday brew.

11-18-2012 00:43:36 | More by Kavran
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

Appearance is murky,dull gold with a small, creamy white head leaving scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is spicy, the nutmeg most prominent, with the citrus and cinnamon notable as well, with sweet cereals. Nice integration though, bright but not overly done.

Taste is similar, in that the spices are obvious but not overwhelming. A nice seasonal twist on a decent white beer base. Could use some fruitier esters, the grains and clean and flavorful, fresh bread. A touch yeasty.

Mouthfeel is slippery, light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty high, it's a solid spicy wit. I maybe wouldn't drink 6 in a sitting, but 2-3 would be nice and festive.

12-02-2012 22:07:02 | More by ccrida
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3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

12-11-2012 00:22:19 | More by Flounder57
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North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +13.8%

A - Hazy burnt orange in color with very little head retention.

S - Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, and orange.

T - Much like the smell, the flavors are of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and wheat. Very sweet flavor. Reminds me a little of a cross between Big Boss Harvest Time and Blue Moon.

M - Pretty decent mouth feel. Not watery thin, but not overly thick or sticky either.

O - I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. So far, the Sam Adam's holiday pack has been outstanding. This particular beer is one of my favs so far. Highly recommended.

11-24-2012 02:18:39 | More by RWLawman
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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