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

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BA SCORE
79
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1,155 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 1,155
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 63 | 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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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
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of mild wheat and bready malt with a hint of spices. Flavor is dominated by cinnamon and light cloves supported by wheat and sweet malt. Light bodied with peppery carbonation. The witbier character is subdued, but a well balanced flavor of light sweet malt, wheat and Christmas spices delivers on the name. Mild and pleasant.

03-05-2013 04:42:51 | More by LiquidAmber
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-04-2013 17:54:15 | More by ilikebeer03
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

03-04-2013 06:38:29 | More by Chevelle66
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2013 18:07:34 | More by OregonGrown7
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GFG

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-02-2013 16:23:54 | More by GFG
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Metalaero

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-02-2013 02:43:12 | More by Metalaero
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WI_Boiler


4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-28-2013 18:05:37 | More by WI_Boiler
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +10.7%

poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a cloudy/murky medium golden color with a bit of an amber hue. Reminds me of apple cider but not quite as dark. The white head is about 2/3 inch thick when first poured before settling to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass. Not too much lacing unfortunately, barely any at all in fact. Aromas of bready wheat, malt, clove, and nutmeg. Taste is the same, a nice bready sweet caramel malt flavor upfront followed by hints of clove, nutmeg, a hint of cinnamon and a good amount of wheat. This beer reminds me of a summer wheat beer more so than a "christmas" or "holiday" or "winter" beer. Good flavors here. Has a crisp, frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the good way well crafted beer should be. I would really enjoy drinking this on a hot summer day with the massive wheat profile this beer has.

Eric

02-28-2013 03:59:17 | More by neenerzig
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-27-2013 03:42:55 | More by Texasfan549
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-27-2013 01:11:12 | More by Adkins1203
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Ferd577

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-26-2013 18:15:40 | More by Ferd577
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NurdCore

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

02-24-2013 23:48:13 | More by NurdCore
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CountryRock2001

New York

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

02-24-2013 22:03:30 | More by CountryRock2001
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jasewaaang

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-21-2013 03:06:10 | More by jasewaaang
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-21-2013 02:48:41 | More by DasBoot2112
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XavierMuskies

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-21-2013 01:46:40 | More by XavierMuskies
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-17-2013 17:35:46 | More by BamfBacon
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

02-16-2013 22:10:41 | More by jtyson
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-16-2013 20:00:38 | More by ralphw56
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bsopko

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-16-2013 17:46:15 | More by bsopko
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-16-2013 09:41:11 | More by dertyd
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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