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

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BA SCORE
79
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1,500 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,500
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 18
Gots: 217 | 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:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012

As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel. The familiar citrus and wheat characters of the ale are complemented by the warmth of the spices for a festive brew that's perfect for the season.
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Photo of gcamparone
3.06/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a very hazy, golden orange with a 2" white head. Little lacing/retention.

S- Oranges and corn. Maybe some faint clove in the background.

T- Oranges and citrus, but really no authentic spice flavor here except maybe a hint of cinnamon. Tastes like a cheap version of blue moon.

M- Medium carbonation, slightly thick.

Overall I was unimpressed with this one. I had to choke down the last few sips. Not a winter style in my opinion, either.

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, hazy, golden color with a half of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, displaying the typical Belgian witbier aromas of citrus, clove, banana, bubblegum, and Band-Aids.

Taste: Typical Belgian witbier flavors present too. Strong notes of banana, clove, coriander, black pepper and citrus, such as lemon, grapefruit, orange. Not much in the way of malt or hops though.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, but not too bad. Certainly not just watery. There’s some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.8%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m not a fan of this beer, but it really isn’t the fault of the beer or Sam Adams, as I’m not a fan of witbiers. Actually, Sam Adams did a good job with this beer, as it captures all that a Belgian witbier should have.

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of zachary80
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Good white head, hazy golden body with an orange tint. Great lacing.

Aroma of a spiced witbier - cinnamon and nutmeg, check. Not picking up orange peel in the aroma. Doesn't smell all that appealing. Average score since it met the basic expectation.

Taste starts with the same spices up front, then a bland wheat finish. Some nutmeg lingers. The spices seem to dominate the weak base beer.

Full-bodied, fits the rest of the beer well. Basically what you'd expect from a "winter" wheat - a little beefed up, but not overly so.

Overall not a fan of how the flavors come together, although the problem may be that I don't enjoy the underlying beer. Technically good, but not very enjoyable. Would not recommend.

Photo of DLS168
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of larbush
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow color with lots of carbonation. It had about one finger of white head that did not last long leaving a thin head.

Smell: Wheat, citrus, cinnamon, and maybe some nutmeg. Close to what a Pumpkin Ale smells like.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of some cinnamon/sugar/nutmeg with wheat and hops.

Overall: Decent holiday brew, I will buy this one again.

Photo of addiwilliams
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of squack
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of tjsmith910
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of creepinjeeper
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of sneezye
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of nquigley16
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stevehagy
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patlee3324
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Barnsley
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mpenske
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of TripelMark
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of sanitarium16
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,500 ratings.