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

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1,121 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,121
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 54 | 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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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-01-2014 03:12:37 | More by Resuin
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-01-2014 01:44:00 | More by tbryan5
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Frenchiefellow

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2013 21:38:43 | More by Frenchiefellow
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blange3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2013 15:12:15 | More by blange3
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-31-2013 13:21:35 | More by Azpittil57
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Jstewart6

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

12-31-2013 07:10:39 | More by Jstewart6
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delta490

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- slightly cloudy orange/gold with a slightly foamy white head. Minimal retention

S- not much there but slight hints of spice

T- definite Christmas spice noted but none are very pronounced and it's somewhat muddled

M-thinner and slightly towards the watery side

O- it's ok but nothing to get worked up about

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:17:35 | More by delta490
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fank2788

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
A hazy pale gold in the glass, a swift pour yields a thick frothy head comprised of a mix of large and small bubbles. Once this subsides a nice layer remains which laces a bit. The smell is all spice up front. I'm hit by copious amounts of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange. Beyond the spice there is a bit of wheat character both in terms of malt and characteristic yeast notes. The taste is ok, at first the spice is very noticeable. Beyond the spice there is a decent wheat beer base with the pale malts and wheat providing a bit of subdued sweetness. There is a surprising amount of hop in there as well and this bitterness combines nicely with the orange and citrus of the yeast to round things out. Body is pretty light as a fair bit of carbonation and low residual sugar prevents this from feeling heavy. Despite the spice the finish is also pretty clean with just a bit of citrus and spice lingering, not cloying at all. Overall I'm pretty happy with this one, seems like a take on the old Sam Adams White Ale but maybe with things toned down a bit. This is a good example of the style and a nice change of pace for the season.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:25:29 | More by fank2788
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-29-2013 18:50:45 | More by cantfindme
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 12/21

Pours bright light copper, active fast white foam. Settles out. Cookie spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange. More orange than not. Taste is a soft malt, citrus back, light hop. Clove heavy. Wheat and orange. Kind of overspiced. Not a big fan of winter wits, and this one is not very good.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 15:06:28 | More by KTCamm
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-28-2013 21:00:39 | More by Johncnh
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braedon_peluso

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-28-2013 02:39:33 | More by braedon_peluso
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JMCrocker

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

12-28-2013 02:33:50 | More by JMCrocker
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-28-2013 00:57:37 | More by ridgeline23
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-27-2013 21:47:28 | More by Snooprobirob
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Matt2509

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

12-27-2013 17:29:36 | More by Matt2509
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2013 21:53:24 | More by chrishiker1409
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redmaw

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-26-2013 13:11:41 | More by redmaw
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JMurphy41

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-26-2013 06:15:13 | More by JMurphy41
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bigbutter

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-26-2013 00:44:42 | More by bigbutter
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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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Theogre83

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-25-2013 18:39:42 | More by Theogre83
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-25-2013 16:12:02 | More by Sturmthis
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Michigan_Beer420

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-25-2013 05:57:06 | More by Michigan_Beer420
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-25-2013 04:22:51 | More by neil2me
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,121 ratings.