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

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1,164 Ratings

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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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Photo of fank2788
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

fank2788, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -13.5%

cantfindme, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

KTCamm, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Johncnh, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

braedon_peluso, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

JMCrocker, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

ridgeline23, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Snooprobirob, Dec 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Matt2509, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

chrishiker1409, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

redmaw, Dec 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

JMurphy41, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bigbutter, Dec 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

anteater, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Sturmthis, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Michigan_Beer420, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

neil2me, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

aqualung23, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%

I inherited a bottle because my daughter bought a variety twelvepack of six different and did not like this one.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Nonick.

a: Hazy gold with a finger thick white head which dissipated to thin surface foam and a little lacing.

s: Mild indeterminate spice.

t: Light malt under very subtle cinnamon and perhaps more. Dry finish.

m: Light to moderate.

o: Not bad as a dinner accompaniment (spaghetti and meatballs), but not a whole lot of flavor. The young bar crowd that is not into craft should find this at least slightly different. Probably would be a little better suited as a pre-Halloween offering. By December I'm wanting something dark that tastes like dark beer.

scotorum, Dec 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

irish01980, Dec 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

Mkdouthit, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kpowledge, Dec 24, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

reitzbrewing, Dec 24, 2013
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.