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

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1,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 58 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-02-2013 19:01:37 | More by wjschini
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-25-2012 23:14:13 | More by 2neardead
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-12-2013 23:04:41 | More by rgille2
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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Pours out a somewhat cloudy with an almost orange tint.

S - The added cinnamon and nutmeg are very dominant, particularly the nutmeg. I could not sense any malt or hops.

T - As expected, the added spices overwhelm the malt and hops. The finish is very much nutmeg.

M- A very rich mouth feel, almost creamy.

O - I got this as part of case of "Winter Favorites" but it's not a favorite of mine. I don't mind a little spice in seasonal beers but this was just too much. Even a spiced beer should still taste like beer. If you like a lot of spice, this one is for you; otherwise not so much.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 10:15:56 | More by Retroman40
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Domingo

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Oh Sam Adams. Just when we think we're getting rid of the abundance of random wheat-based seasonals, another one comes out.
This one is essentially a holiday spiced witbier.
Looks more or less like a standard witbier. Light in color, foamy, cloudy. No issues here.
The nose has a little cinnamon and nutmeg, plus a distinct wit cirtus-y sourness. Maybe this won't be bad?
The flavor department is really where this one falls apart. Strong cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg hit right away. It's like a pumpkin or holiday beer gone wild. the problem is that on the back end, there's the Sam Adams wheat roughness that only works in a few beers (like Summer Ale). Here it doesn't. Instead it's all spice on the front, wit sourness in the middle, and all husky bitterness on the back end. I don't mind spiced beers, but this one is all out of whack.
No problems with the texture, and I suppose if you're really really into massive spice notes or don't mind that weird back-end, this might be drinkable for you. Maybe non-beer drinkers would like it, too.
A novel idea that just doesn't work. I really wish Boston Beer would stop with the forced wheat seasonals. This might work as a blonde, lager, or porter but as a wit it just doesn't...at least for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:22:47 | More by Domingo
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GregBlatz

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Golden in color. Yeast suspension causes an expected haziness. Head is white and settles quickly. I imagine that this is going to be like a Wit with some additional holiday spices. My first impression is that this has more color than a typical Wit.

S - Orange peel, coriander and I'm guessing grains of paradise. Sam Adams can't seem to resist the 'grains of paradise'. I just read the bottle and it mentions nutmeg but no GOP. Not a lot of phenolic or yeast character in the aroma.

T - This is on the sweet side for a wit. Think more along the lines of Blue Moon than Hoegarden. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I tend to prefer things a bit dryer. The spices are a bit on the aggressive side for my taste. There is a bit of phenol character shining through.

M - Fuller mouthfeel than I expected. Very carbonated.

O - It is a nice beer. Not my favorite but as always, Sam Adams makes a competent brew that may please a lot of people.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 00:39:02 | More by GregBlatz
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RJLarse

Washington

3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of the Sam Adams Holiday Sampler. Only this and the chocolate bock are left. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale yellow gold color, clear with a thin fizzy white head.

Smell is sweet, soft fruit aromas, pears and raisins, with some spice notes.

Taste is also sweet with a sharp cidery flavor. Mildly bitter sweet after taste.

Moutfeel is crisp and clean, with a dry feel.

Overall not a great wit. The flavor is a bit off. It tastes un-fermented. Blue Moon is better.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 23:56:06 | More by RJLarse
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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