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

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BA SCORE
77
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1,182 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 75 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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MidwestBA, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

stella77artois, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

smutty33, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Los1324, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

wiseguywood, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

zbkai189, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the Holiday 12 pack
Pours a hazy medium golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of pepper, anise, nutmeg and cinnamon overpower the nose of this one. Light sweet maltiness and a hint of wheat grain round out the aroma. The flavor is over spiced gingerbread cookies. There's a hint of beer in here, but the spicing makes it hard for me to find. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick spicy mouthfeel. Not the beer for me.

johnnnniee, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

salthemonster, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Resuin, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

tbryan5, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Frenchiefellow, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

blange3, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Azpittil57, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Jstewart6, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of delta490
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

delta490, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of fank2788
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.

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

cantfindme, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
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.

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%

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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
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
77 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.