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

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1,143 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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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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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very hazy and cloudy straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fizzles out within seconds

S: Up front there are the usual suspects of lemon/citrus and wheat. Under those are the Christmas spices, which include cinnamon and nutmeg

T: Starts off nicely, with the citrus notes coming out. Then it goes into the holiday spices which start to really dominate. Finishes with a light tartness from the wheat and a lingering spice note mostly consisting of cinnamon

M: Light-medium bodied with high carbonation

O: They really nailed what they were going for with the whole holiday spiced wit, but I'm not too sure it works within the style. It's enjoyable, but nowhere near what I expect a wit to be

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 19:07:37 | More by BEERMILER12
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light orange tan, pineapple juice. Fizzy 1/4 inch head with minor lacing.

Smell - Orange, wheat, spices,apples, grapes, yeasts, a little sour note.

Taste - Very spiced beer upfront, loads of orange, corriander, ginger and sugary yeasts. Wheat makes up the backbone of this, along with cinnamon and nutmeg. A little bitter/sour flavor comes up at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, spiced and sugary notes coat tounge and palate. A sour note comes at the finish. Aftertaste is spiced, sugary and a little sour.

Overall - Decent, a little too spice heavy, really not much balance to this. Really sweet and easy to drink. Nothing special or something to seak out, but worth a drink atleast.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 00:20:02 | More by wvsabbath
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beergoot

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, light yellow body topped with a thick, creamy white head. Fruity, citrus-like aroma; light orange and lemon. Mellow grain taste infused with citrus and holiday spice flavors. Smooth, soft, medium-bodied beer with a dry finish.

A really well-done holiday witbier. Well-balanced with subtle complexities of the ingredients making their appearance with every sip. A very good beer to enjoy if stronger, darker, more potent winter/holiday ales aren't what you are looking for during the cold season.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 19:30:45 | More by beergoot
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-20-2013 02:08:57 | More by jrohrbacher
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-10-2013 23:38:01 | More by bubseymour
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-27-2013 21:32:09 | More by Gregwa
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden, with loopy (but not especially thick) lace.

Nose is spicy -- I get hot cinnamon dominating. It's an assertive but pleasing aroma.

Taste is more of the spices -- cinnamon and nutmeg come through, as does a hint of orange zest and wheat sharpness later near the finish. This is a strong and well-flavored brew, and certainly enjoyable in small amounts.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 19:41:40 | More by secondtooth
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-25-2013 23:18:51 | More by anteater
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-18-2012 02:35:59 | More by brandon911
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-09-2013 18:26:16 | More by Localdrinklax
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

12-18-2013 03:33:29 | More by thinwhiteduke
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-08-2014 04:23:54 | More by szmnnl99
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-12-2013 00:08:31 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-31-2013 03:58:13 | More by bcsbeer
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-18-2013 22:33:58 | More by TimoP
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campfirebrew

New York

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-23-2012 23:59:41 | More by campfirebrew
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Danny1217

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-19-2014 05:15:15 | More by Danny1217
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-15-2013 15:24:09 | More by bismarksays
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-01-2014 03:12:37 | More by Resuin
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
For brewery-fresh taste, enjoy before month notched FEB
Served in a pint glass

Thanks to my dad for saving me one of each beer from the Winter Classics Variety Pack.

The beer poured a cloudy and turbulent yellow ochre color. A surprisingly small, frothy, off-white head capped the liquid. The head quickly fell to a thin film that had decent lasting strength.

The aroma was pleasant but rather subtle. Sweet, doughy malts were apparent. Good amount of winter spice notes. Slightly citrusy and tart. Ginger came out as well.

The flavor profile was punchier and more enticing than the nose. Semi-sweet on the front end with a healthy dose of pale malts. Spicy in center. Ginger was noticeable, as were hints of orange zest. The beer turned lemony and tart on back end. Crisp and quite refreshing.

The liquid was slick and creamy on the palate and contained a very fine and mild effervescence.

Although this beer did not blow my socks off, it was highly drinkable and unique as a winter seasonal. I would love to see more breweries integrate a spiced witbier into their winter lineup, as the flavors pair perfectly with many foods served during the holiday season.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 03:14:02 | More by Damian
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socon67

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

11-22-2013 22:44:11 | More by socon67
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

11-11-2012 02:22:09 | More by BeerOps
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best Before has FEB notched out.

A= Pours a hazy light yellow color with an active finger of head that is constantly popping and regenerating yet still holding some steady retention and lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Smells wheaty for sure with a little orange peel and spice aroma. The smell isn't too heavy. There may be some cinnamon but it's hard to decipher with all the wheat.

T= The taste has much more cinnamon in it as well as some of the orange peel and maybe some coriander. There is again a heavy wheat character to it which tastes sort of "poopy to me. The flavor is a little light but it is a Wit.

M= Well carbonated

O= This is a solid beer. Not really heavy in the spice and "christmas" flavors. There is a little however if you search for it. It doesn't have that classic SA winter beer greatness however. Maybe they just spoil me this their other holiday beers. This was a little bit of a let down.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 04:48:24 | More by jjanega08
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-10-2012 03:48:16 | More by JayS2629
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.