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

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1,176 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 74 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

warpedrevolution, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
3.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Semi cloudy straw color with moderate head and moderate to heavy carbonation. It has a spiced citrus aroma. Balanced spiced taste with slight citrus (orange) and hop notes. Refreshing and smooth. No element is too harsh or stands out excessively. Finishes much light it starts, maybe with a bit more citrus.

Utica_Brew_Review, Jan 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

THECPJ, Jan 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Bonifeks, Jan 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

osant37, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

addiwilliams, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Auraan
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a two finger fluffy white head that receded to a quarter finger white head, leaving little lacing. It looks like a witbier should, very true to style.
Scents of cinnamon and nutmeg, slight vanilla and faint bready malt. Its decent, but very much dominated by spices, less yeasty and bready than a witbier normally smells. Taste begins rather sweet, with lots of sweet malt, sweet spices, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon and slight vanilla. Spices become more prominent in the middle of the sip, sweetness remains. Finish is sweet and spicy with a grainy aftertaste that has hints of vanilla. A good dessert beer, quite sweet, though not up to snuff for a witbier. Good for what it is though. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation and a crisp finish. Again, rather true to form, nothing wrong at all. Overall this is a decent witbier and a good Winter dessert beer. It doesn't standout from the crowd of witbiers, but for a sweet dessert beer its quite nice. Its enjoyable, but not amazing, a good middle road beer.

Auraan, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Benvarine, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

The 12oz bottle pours into a glass a sort of dark, hazy caramel color with a nice, tight white head. I really like the aroma on this one. There is the typical corriander and pepper and lemon spice of most SA white ales, but there is also a nice cinnamon and vanilla cookie aroma that is quite nice.

I am really liking the flavor here. More vanilla cookie, cinnamon, nutmeg, breadiness, almost a hint of my favorite pumpkin beer Pumking. There is some kind of aftertaste that I cant explain that is really nice; its like a fresh baked sugar cookie.

I dont know if everyone else is missing something, but I really enjoyed this one. From the first sip to the last, it was tasty. The mouthfeel could use some work: for some reason, festive beer should be more chewy than this one presents. Give me a mixed six of this and Fezziwig and my holidays would be "all set".

SaCkErZ9, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

foghornleghorn22, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

AJ01923, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

MrJuengling, Jan 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

swgwilt, Jan 14, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance: semi-clear golden colored brew, with a decent bit of rising up carbonation. 4\5

aroma: Very malt and spice forward. It smells like cloves, a bit or coriander, and sweet malt. Good, but nothing to boast about. 3.5\5

flavor: The smell does not betray this one, the flavor is all spice and malty goodness. Lots of sweet grainy malty flavor comes first in this brew, with a nice burst of warmth from the spices. A bit of honey flavor on the finish as well. Not too shabby. 4\5

feel: it feels heavy, mostly due to its sweetness, which is helped out by its carbonation. 3.75\5

overall: I was surprised by this beer. It is a surprisingly easy to drink well made witbier. Its flavors follow the wit style quite well, and the final product is actually a fairly decent desert beer (I classify it as such due to how sweet it is). I would be happy to drink it again and found no real problems with it at all. 4\5

jucifer1818, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

jferrara35, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

drewface, Jan 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

TwoTrees, Jan 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Phillybrewhead, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Chadbeer7, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Lambocalrisien, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

johnecjr, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

ChuckHardslab, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Botulizard, Jan 09, 2014
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.