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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,164 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 10
Gots: 64 | 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%

djaeon, Nov 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

djrn2, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Kavran
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

Picked up the variety pack and poured into a Sam Adams Boston lager glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head that lingers a while.

Nose - Smells of lemon and wheat, and a hint of spices in the background especially cinnamon.

Taste- Interesting. It's light, yeasty, but still has a solid profile of cinnamon and spices. Actually quite good.

Mouthfeel - Nearly full bodied with a smooth feel. Carbonation is medium.

Overall- I liked this one. I think I'll go get another one. An interesting "lighter' take on a Christmas ale. Not overdone, and pretty refreshing and drinkable for a holiday brew.

Kavran, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of ercxi
4/5  rDev +15.3%

ercxi, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Suds
4.2/5  rDev +21%

Wit Christmas? This beer is a hazy straw color with a brilliant white head. Plenty of effervescence, with clearly visible bubble streams. The smell is spicy, with a notable holiday bend (not a normal coriander wit, but instead a bit strong on nutmeg). The smell is sweet as well, with some pale malt and wheat notes, and a bit of citrus and stone fruit. The taste is solid. Better than expected....bready and mildly spicy. Good balance and very drinkable. Fuller in body than typical witbiers, but very appropriate. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

Suds, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

markallmon, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong lemon, citrus hops, sweet malt, hint of wheat, and slight spice (cinnamon and all spice). Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, spices (cinnamon and all spice), hops, and slight citrus. Overall, good aroma, body, blend, and appearance.

Tone, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

RDW, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bigbeers84, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Kevin55, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

brewdude1982, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Eaglefan344, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

RWACKO, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.33/5  rDev -4%

Ba Review #236
Served On: 11/16/2012
Glassware: Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: 5.8%
Date/ Code: 03/2013

From the 2012 release of Winter Classics mixes 12 pack from Golden Brew in York, PA.

Look: The appearance was a cloudy golden yellow color with some extreme carbonation levels and a creamy dense white head. Lacing was evident.

Smell: The aroma seemed almost like the regular Sam Adams white with some extra winter spices added. Cinnamon and clove were detected. There was also a crisp quality even with all the spices.

Taste: First up was a citrus note that turned in to a spice and then a big biscuit kicked in. The finish was some lingering spice and bread.

This was an interesting combination of a white ale and a spiced beer. I can’t say it’s too much different from the typical SA white except for the ramped up spice level.

CraftBeerTastic, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Ernest78, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

A- Pours a hazy orange color with bring white, two-finger head.

S- Smells of wheat, orange peel, and spices.

T- Taste is interesting. It's light, yeasty, but still has a solid profile of cinnamon and spices. Actually quite good.

M- Mouthfeel is full, and crisp

Overall- I liked this one. Solid winter seasonal from Sam Adams.

BeerBuckeye, Nov 15, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +8.9%

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Best by Feb. 2013. Part of the 2012 Sam Adams winter sampler case.

A: Straw to golden with active carbonation and a thick, fluffy white head with good retention. A bit more golden than a typical witbier.

S: Lots of yeast in the nose with noticeable banana and faint spice such as coriander.

T: Lots of yeast and dough; I can almost taste a sugar cookie dough evocative of Christmas here. Sugar, wheat, lemon peel, and spices cinnamon and nutmeg as a faint whisper on the back end.

M: Nice, medium body with a pleasant creaminess, hint of sour, and a slight bite of carbonation that blends away into the palate.

O: A lot of nice qualities in this seasonal offering from Sam Adams. It doesn't have a very intriguing nose of flavor profile. It plays it on the safe side, but is a nice addition to the winter sampler pack.

tito42, Nov 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

rwats12, Nov 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Lipella, Nov 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

skaboom420, Nov 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

2GOOFY, Nov 14, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

Two fingers of head, held well. Cloudy, medium straw colored body.
Smell a lot of spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and some citrus, but I can't place it. It smells festive.
Taste like orange and the above spices. The mildest of bitterness at the end.
Soft texture, surprising but nice. Medium body, low carbonation. Almost like sipping on a cloud.
Really not bad. Not my favorite style, but this one is put together well.

Fatehunter, Nov 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

JohneHoodlum, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of budgood1
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%

pours out a dark gold colour with a creamy rich half inch high head. wispy lace. spicy wit aroma with a few other additions added on top of the coriander, clove and pepper such as ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. the taste profile backs up what has been revealed in the nose, but with a rich, creamy , malty backbone that allows the multitude of spices to show themselves individually and in unison. it all comes across in a balanced and nuanced way but in no way am i conused as to what i am tasting. pretty nice. i would say (again) that this has a creamy, rich mouthfeel on top of a fullish body providing a both refreshing yet satisfying aspect of drinkability that agrees with me. no hint of the slightly higher ABV. yummy stuff.

overall i am quite impressed at the attempt to meld together a wit with some holiday spices. if only this had some belgian yeast flair, then it would be dynamite. as it presents itself, it's just pretty good and definitley solid. i can only think that this would be a great drinker after some outdoor winter activity to quench a need and a thirst.

budgood1, Nov 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Beer4Mike, Nov 13, 2012
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.