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

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1,151 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 62 | 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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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-10-2013 11:54:07 | More by Bromine
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, White Christmas is a hazy, straw-golden color with a thin, creamy white head. The most obvious part of the nose is the spice boquete, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. The level of unchecked spice smell actually makes the nose a bit nauseating. The level of spice is fairly high in the taste as well; however the nice balanced, toasty, malty backdrop it enhances fares much better in flavor than in smell. The mouthfeel is quite pleasant, medium in body with a chewy, slightly creamy carbonation. Overall, not a favorite of mine by SA, not my favorite Witbier - but if you're looking for a "Holiday" beer, this would fit the bill.

04-09-2013 21:39:05 | More by gmfessen
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David1492

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-09-2013 20:41:51 | More by David1492
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-09-2013 18:26:16 | More by Localdrinklax
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-04-2013 22:05:51 | More by HisBoyElroy
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before April 2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon, orange peel, wheat, clove, pepper, pear, floral, biscuit, and earthy yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes. Taste of lemon, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, wheat, light clove, pepper, floral, biscuit, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat, biscuit, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and spice notes; with spices being more muted than I expected from the nose; and zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good spiced witbier. Good balance of malt and spice notes with good flavor robustness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

04-03-2013 04:06:29 | More by superspak
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tubeyes

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.3%

04-02-2013 03:58:23 | More by tubeyes
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lauries444

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-30-2013 00:51:42 | More by lauries444
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -0.9%

Enjoy by 3/13. consumed 3/13.

A: Lemon based coloring with some pale orange tint and a translucent quality, while a strong effervesce rages within. Chalky white head is slight, a bit whispy and weakly holding leaving no preferred window dressing behind.

S: A bit of tart orange and lemon with a hint of tropical fruitiness and white grapes. Complexity level is rather low.

T: Crisp beginning for the flavor, spiciness comes through, a bit more so then the nose with indications of cinnamon, nutmeg. Bright hops and orange peels and citrus while the wheat is also lively. Tart orange and lightly dry wheat finish. Spicy twang of tropical fruitiness and i detected a hint of banana thrown about.

M: bright and crisp, creamy wheat texture with a tart layering on the tongue.

O: Overall wouldnt drink in multiples. The nutmeg and cinnamon seem a bit out of place. A wit that wants to be a xmas beer, yes i get it, but something that comes off a bit more intriquing on paper then palate. A bit sweet overall, the flavor is not bad, just odd, seeming a bit forced and misplaced, i get the notion and concept of being different just may take a bit to get used to here.

03-30-2013 00:18:17 | More by beerthulhu
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-28-2013 23:03:30 | More by brheuer
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.34/5  rDev -3.7%

Best by March, horray! Just made it.

Pours a slightly hazy straw color, good sized white fluffy head that fades at a decent rate, leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell has a very orange-y aroma, some other spices linger but don't really call much attention.

Taste is on the sweeter side, starts out with a sweet malt fruit which leads to the orange peel citrus, that is followed by some spicing like nutmeg and clove, the spicing seems a bit overhanded, coupled with the sweet malt it becomes a tad cloying, decent carbonation and body though.

03-21-2013 20:07:28 | More by deltatauhobbit
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ElCommodoro

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +5.5%

I'm not a big fan of this style. I got it in a combo pack. It was pretty good, for the style, though. Very orangey and very yeasty at the same time. I usually don't like that much, but it was fairly inoffensive. There was not too much coriander and seemed to be more on the clove side as far as spicing. Very inoffensive, though. More suitable for a general audience. Despite this, I really wouldn't want to drink this around Christmas time. I'm glad I held onto a bottle until late March before reviewing it. I don't like to be too harsh on styles I don't like and at the very least, I'd like to review this beer at a time when I'm more open to it. This is a much better warm-weather beer than a cold weather one. Winter is a time for very dark beers. This is very much a light and fruity brew.

03-20-2013 05:18:01 | More by ElCommodoro
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-18-2013 12:51:50 | More by beertardis
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-18-2013 00:05:39 | More by lccrunchy
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-17-2013 23:20:31 | More by Segelstrom
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-14-2013 02:21:03 | More by surfrogue1
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-12-2013 19:50:10 | More by Zachtheporter
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-12-2013 18:49:38 | More by Mortarforker
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HoboMoo

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-12-2013 16:21:18 | More by HoboMoo
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light orange tan, pineapple juice. Fizzy 1/4 inch head with minor lacing.

Smell - Orange, wheat, spices,apples, grapes, yeasts, a little sour note.

Taste - Very spiced beer upfront, loads of orange, corriander, ginger and sugary yeasts. Wheat makes up the backbone of this, along with cinnamon and nutmeg. A little bitter/sour flavor comes up at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, spiced and sugary notes coat tounge and palate. A sour note comes at the finish. Aftertaste is spiced, sugary and a little sour.

Overall - Decent, a little too spice heavy, really not much balance to this. Really sweet and easy to drink. Nothing special or something to seak out, but worth a drink atleast.

03-12-2013 00:20:02 | More by wvsabbath
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-10-2013 21:14:27 | More by kjkinsey
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy pale golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some darker golden and lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and pale malts with some stronger notes of spices - orange peel, cinnamon, and nutmeg stand out. Overall there is some sweetness to the smell.

T: Upfront there are some light to moderate flavors of wheat and pale malts which are followed by the spicy components of the flavor - the cinnamon and nutmeg really stand out with some lighter hints of orange rind. Light amounts fo bitterness which fade rather quickly, this beer is a touch sweet overall for me.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Not a great offering but not a bad offering either for the style - a touch too much spice and sweetness for my personal preferences but it does not make this beer something I would tell people to avoid. I like the idea but just might like it better a little more toned down.

03-09-2013 04:20:56 | More by dbrauneis
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-08-2013 06:06:28 | More by kingmaker
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mckowned

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-08-2013 02:03:36 | More by mckowned
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ggourde

Missouri

2/5  rDev -42.4%

03-05-2013 20:07:35 | More by ggourde
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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