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

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1,142 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,142
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 8
Gots: 57 | 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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cheribom

California

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

01-02-2013 03:47:15 | More by cheribom
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atomicbeer

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-02-2013 02:38:58 | More by atomicbeer
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-hazy golden color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-yeasty bread, orange peel, spices, hints of sweetness

T-malt, orange, honey, spices with no particular standout, a little too sweet with nothing that really grabs your attention

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-average and not really what I would consider a winter seasonal ale, needs something more

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 02:29:35 | More by MDDMD
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-01-2013 21:49:32 | More by meanmutt
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Gravelost


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-01-2013 19:12:41 | More by Gravelost
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MonicaC

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-01-2013 05:58:20 | More by MonicaC
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MikeIN

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-01-2013 03:30:19 | More by MikeIN
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-01-2013 00:34:29 | More by Hessian257
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monnik

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

12-31-2012 21:45:10 | More by monnik
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in tall lager glass

A: cloudy peach, good carbonation, thin head, not much lacing
S: strong yeast aroma; not very appealing
T: sweet; fruity and estery; some modest spicing--allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg;
M: decent

Not bad for a party beer; not much special about it

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 21:30:35 | More by Arithmeticus
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Zkman87

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-31-2012 16:38:51 | More by Zkman87
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Dalmanfsu

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

12-31-2012 03:59:17 | More by Dalmanfsu
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hoplover82

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy light golden color with a small white head that quickly fades into nothing and leaves no lacing.
S-The aroma is so beautiful, tons of christmas spices, perfect for this winter season. To me the nutmeg really stands out along with cinnamon and cloves and some faint lemon zest, way in the back, (background).
T-The taste was a little disappointment from how it smelled. I get alot of the spices but not much else. I was expecting more but was let down.
M-Very one deminitional mouthfeel. It seems to be right on for the style, but not impressive at the same time. Very medium body with lively carbonation with a slightly dry finish.
O-I deemed this beer to be decent. I really enjoyed the spices in this beer, it's great for Christmas time but other than the aroma this beer was not to impressive to me, but very glad I had the chance to try this. Although, I would reccomend this to other beer loving friends.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 02:01:53 | More by hoplover82
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SouthernBuckeye

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-31-2012 01:55:50 | More by SouthernBuckeye
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a weiss-vase, the beer is an unfiltered, pale, yellowish coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy coating of white on the surface, with a little more substantial build up around the edges. Aromas of cinnamon and coriander on a bready backbone. The nose is subtle, other than the spices. Flavors of rich bread, with a heavy dosing of the clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander spicing. Very well blended in the spicing, but very spice heavy overall. The backbone of toasted grains and bread support, but get somewhat overshadowed. The aftertaste is warming, with the spices blending around on the palate, leading into a clean, quick finish. Tasty, light beer that would be a crowd pleaser during holiday get togethers, but there are Witbiers out there that have more to offer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 23:11:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

12-30-2012 22:16:36 | More by captainbearcat
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-30-2012 21:41:50 | More by fishguyac
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-30-2012 11:59:17 | More by ejimhof
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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
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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