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

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79
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1,420 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,420
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 17
Gots: 163 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012)
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Photo of smitbo7
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoy this beer. Thank you Samuel Adams!

Photo of CIBoy10
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The wheat flavors dissipate as the beer warms up and the spices begin to bloom. Great lacing and a nice head. Compared to other Sam Adams offerings I'd say this is subpar, but I'm not a big fan of wheat.

Photo of AnthonyMoran88
2.35/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Eh not to great would rather spend the extra for a good craft

Photo of gopens44
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of caahare
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Keith27614
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjsmith910
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of firefightn24
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LennyBound
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Alright witbier, however for Sam Adams winter collection, I think I prefer the Winter Lager.

Photo of broadway848
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of the style.

Photo of scottspencer
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of microbrewlover
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque copper color with a one finger fluffy white head.

The smell is wheat and spices, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.

The taste follows the nose this being a pretty standard wheat beer with spices. There is also a hint of some sort of citrus taste and everything blends together quite nicely but nothing really pops or stands out. It is an interesting choice by Sam Adams to blend a wheat beer with holiday spices. It might be a good beer to use in order to introduce a friend to wheat beers.

Photo of SteveD082791
2.91/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yonker
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark golden yellow with the lightest tinge of orange. A decent, thick finger of head laced on top. The beer looks wonderful, with that slight orange tinge, and I can almost already smell it.

The smell is light, grainy, and malty, with a slight fragrance of spice mixed in. I feel like I can almost smell the mixture of grain, cloves, and citrus. This is a spiced beer, so I was not overall surprised by the fragrance.

The first sip reveals a whimsical mixture of grainy hops, heavy orange citrus, and an added note of clove in the middle. No one element presents itself too aggressively in this beer, but the orange citrus is definitely noticeable. I am slightly disappointed by how mundane this beer is once I taste it. Although it is a very well mixed medley, I find myself wishing for something to truly come out in this beer, to assert itself. No one thing in this beer really stands out for me. It's just a good, tame, spiced brew.

Mouthfeel is lighter than I would expect from a winter brew. I was expecting dark and muddy but I got a lighter play, which I actually really enjoyed.

Overall, this beer was a fair-to-middlin' seasoned brew. I really enjoyed the citrus with that slight clove afternote. I said earlier and now repeat, I wish this beer could have asserted itself in some way, maybe with a little more orange zest, but I can't say I was disappointed overall. Great seasonal brew, I would definitely try it again next year.

Photo of Lifit
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

probably my favorite sam reminds me of a winter pumpkin beer

Photo of howiebear
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BrewJohn
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of carfig
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of colbster92
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.