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

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1,124 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 54 | 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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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-30-2012 07:11:27 | More by TheBishopco
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy straw with half a finger of head that dissipates almost immediately. The nose has some citrus notes in it. This offering tastes like a standard wit with a touch of nutmeg and other holiday spices added. The finish is rather basic as well. Nothing special here.

The name is the only thing about this beer that justifies its inclusion in the 2012 Winter Classics pack. There is nothing winter Seasonal about wits and it replaced the Black and Brew which I thought was an above average coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 03:59:45 | More by 57md
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BTFU

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-30-2012 00:39:57 | More by BTFU
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-30-2012 00:39:34 | More by crobinso
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a rather modest head; the retention was not very impressive nor was the lacing

Smell: Banana, orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg; more sweet than spicy

Taste: Overripe banana and spice cake flavors, up front, with increasing sweetness developing in the middle; though the orange peel was detected in the aroma, it is only vaguely present in the flavor profile, as this is much more about the banana and holiday spice flavors

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Wits aren't my favorite style and this is not one of my favorite Wits

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 00:30:14 | More by brentk56
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy orange color with about an inch of foam that spent itself quickly. Sme decent lacing in a Sam's pint. Aroma was typical wheat beer, very faint on the spices. Noted orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, maybe cardamom?, coriander. Taste was average. Nothing outstanding, but nothing bad either. Some spice notes, typical wheat beer haylike flavor. Lingered a bit on the tongue, but somewhat thin mouthfeel overall. Nice carbonation level. Wife liked it...

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 00:26:59 | More by LeRose
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass

A- white head settles into a nice lacing above a pale golden hay colored beer.

S-Malted grains, wheat, orange, spices, cloves and more.

T- spices dominate taste with a little bit of the malts coming through

M- Spices upfront , sweet maltiness dry bitter finish.

A nice spicy winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 21:53:15 | More by Damian74Shensky
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-29-2012 19:12:22 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The White Christmas can in a Holiday mixed pack...a much better replacement to the Cranberry Lambic. The beer pours a cloudy yellow with thin white head that is not lacing. Definitely smell the orange peel....not so much the nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste starts with a crisp citrus start and then the spice bolstered by the cinnamon kicks in. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a tasty beer...but it will not replace Fizzywig or Holiday Porter as my favs.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 18:11:56 | More by WoodBrew
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured from the bottle and was cloudy gold/yellow in colour. Smelled slightly of hops and spices; mostly ginger and cinnamon. The taste instantly reminded me of gingerbread. Slight hop and wheat after taste.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:28:53 | More by NilocRellim
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-29-2012 03:50:33 | More by Schmuckles
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jayschares

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-29-2012 02:55:17 | More by jayschares
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dstrainer


5/5  rDev +44.1%

12-28-2012 23:50:09 | More by dstrainer
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fields336

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A; 2 finger white puffy head, hazy golden straw color, medium carbonation

S: orange peel, bready malt, touch of wheat, coriander, citrus, and a slight cinnamon and i think i smell the nutmeg as well

T: a sweet bready malt with a big citrus/orange peel and spice wave at the end, banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove are present at the end.

M: medium bodied from the wheat and a decent carb, a touch sweet for my taste however

O: decent beer, nothing special, i like the spring wheats better

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 23:09:02 | More by fields336
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timdufour


1/5  rDev -71.2%

12-28-2012 20:22:53 | More by timdufour
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VaTarheel


4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

12-28-2012 18:27:18 | More by VaTarheel
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larbush

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

12-28-2012 04:17:22 | More by larbush
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams White Christmas has a thick, frothy, slightly off-white head, a hazy yellow-golden appearance, lots of streaming bubbles, and a thin lacing sheen left on the glass. The aroma is of white wheat bread and spices. Taste is of the same, and one will encounter no bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Samuel Adams White Christmas finishes slick, easy going, and drinkable. Overall, this is a stereotypical Christmas beer, and I think it’s worth trying.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 22:50:52 | More by RonaldTheriot
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jenlovesbeer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-27-2012 22:11:29 | More by jenlovesbeer
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tan and hazy with a half finger head that didn't last long and left ok lace.

Definitely lots of clove aroma, banana, spices, a little yeast.

Taste is spicier than a typical wit, festive and xmas like. Wheat, cloves, banana, cinnamon, and yeast fill the flavor.

Body is light and easy drinking with a spicy finish.

Overall it's pretty average.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 20:29:49 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-27-2012 15:49:43 | More by deapokid
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-27-2012 12:50:49 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-27-2012 01:48:21 | More by chrishensley
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks like orange juice, with a quickly receiding quarter finger of white head. No lacing.

S - Banana, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pie crust. Not what I expected, but good!

T - Banana, cinnamon, lots of pie crust, a bit pumpkiny as well. I can't believe nobody else has picked up on this.

M - Almost no carbonation with a medium body.

O - Overall, my favorite out of the winter classics pack. Would be a great beer for the fall as well as the winter. I'd have again.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 01:07:44 | More by SometimesIfart
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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