Samuel Adams White Christmas - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.