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

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79
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1,155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,155
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 63 | 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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monkbrewed

Michigan

1.63/5  rDev -53%

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.

01-09-2013 18:57:32 | More by monkbrewed
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.65/5  rDev -52.4%

Hazy faded blonde, a little darker than blond with a white head that dissipates very quickly.

Smells like the holiday, mostly nutmeg with a bit of cinnamon. Slightly perfumey and wheaty as well. Tastes like spice. Drinkable but overly spice with the faintest of beer flavors such as wheat. Too sweet, not balanced, too much spicy. Tastes like licking the wax paper you just cooked holiday sugar cookies on.

Just Sam releasing two seasonals to take up more shelf space, the more limited of which (being this one along with their pumpkin and shandy) that are made for the masses with simple and relate-able ingredients and are on the sweet side. Sigh

11-27-2012 02:32:00 | More by jtierney89
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caaameron


1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

12-08-2012 22:21:57 | More by caaameron
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

01-25-2014 01:03:26 | More by jfcaa193
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Dcor

Florida

2/5  rDev -42.4%

12-25-2012 00:18:30 | More by Dcor
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ironwill54


2/5  rDev -42.4%

01-04-2013 00:49:18 | More by ironwill54
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Mkdouthit

Georgia

2/5  rDev -42.4%

12-24-2013 20:39:09 | More by Mkdouthit
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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ggourde

Missouri

2/5  rDev -42.4%

03-05-2013 20:07:35 | More by ggourde
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -42.4%

11-23-2013 04:50:18 | More by KevinDanger23
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MVF5588

Indiana

2/5  rDev -42.4%

02-04-2014 05:04:33 | More by MVF5588
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.4%

02-03-2014 23:18:05 | More by Liberatiscioli
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lucasj82

Indiana

2/5  rDev -42.4%

12-23-2013 21:26:53 | More by lucasj82
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athegreatest83

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.4%

12-19-2013 02:40:51 | More by athegreatest83
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soxandbeer

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -42.4%

04-12-2013 03:01:54 | More by soxandbeer
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Wolberjs

California

2/5  rDev -42.4%

03-16-2014 16:04:26 | More by Wolberjs
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BenjaminBlondbeard

New York

2.13/5  rDev -38.6%

Pours out a hazy golden blond with a half inch white head that shrinks quickly. There is spotty lacing as the glass dwindles.

There are banana bread, clove, and cinnamon notes int he smell.

Mild carbonation delivers the first sip, and the sweet wheat flavor is up front, with orange citrus accents, and some mild spices, like clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. This is a very light bodied wheat bear, but is leaves a slightly syrupy after taste and texture in my mouth. The flavors of clove, banana, and cinnamon linger on the pallet, along with the sweet syrupness aforementioned.

Not my favorite offering from Boston Brewing Company. A pale wheat ale with some flavors injected that just don't work.

12-14-2012 02:03:35 | More by BenjaminBlondbeard
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deebo

Minnesota

2.23/5  rDev -35.7%

Bottle with a BB date of April from this year's winter sampler pack.

A-Poured into a pint glass this brew yields a thick finger of loosely bubbled snow white foam. Very cloudy and an ugly yellow/brown color. Very bubbly.

S-Wheat and yeast forward.

T-The nutmeg and cinnamon are very strong in this beer. Overshadows the soft wheat flavor and moderate yeast esters. A bit of orange here but not as dominant as the other spices.

M-Creamy, highly carbonated

O-Tastes a bit remniscent of egg nog with the combination of spices and creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation is too much and takes away from the smooth potential of this brew. An admitted Belgian wheat snob this beer is an ok drink but just doesn't cut it for me.

12-14-2012 01:54:44 | More by deebo
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

02-16-2013 22:10:41 | More by jtyson
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

07-21-2014 15:24:42 | More by Ropowers3
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

11-17-2013 17:42:01 | More by TheBigBoy
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JohnEricaLawson


2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

11-22-2012 18:16:22 | More by JohnEricaLawson
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Cabal17


2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

12-11-2012 19:50:16 | More by Cabal17
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Garrett092112

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

11-27-2012 03:55:34 | More by Garrett092112
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monnik

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

12-31-2012 21:45:10 | More by monnik
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.