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

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79
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1,432 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 17
Gots: 166 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of magine
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sam adams "perfect pint" glass.

Pours a hazy near orange with a initial inch thick fluffy head. Head settles to a lace head and some decent lace on the sides remain. Decent looks.

Brew smells spiced as labled; cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus and a bready wheat to even out the nose. Good nose.

Brew is spiced; has really good mix of winter brew spices and a summer wheat brew. Complexity is good, wish more witbiers had spices like this. Cinnamon, nutmeg and nice malty wheat body. Orange and spices go great together. A very drinkable brew that has lots of flavors. Good stuff.

I liked this onme alot, I almost wish this could be a year roubd brew. A more interesting and complex witbier.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another month-old review from notes, part of the winter mix pack.

Poured to a tulip glass - color is light orange with some haze. A small white head turns to a ring quite quickly and stays that way. A little lace left.

Expected witbier scent of wheat, orange and clove and some other light spices. Not bad, a bit average, lacking in the spice.

Taste brings on wheat, buttery bread, orange/coriander, some light earthy notes. There is some nutmeg/Xmas spice noticeable but the big spice profile advertised seems a bit restrained.

Good body overall, a bit high on the carbonation, could be smoother.

A decent witbier, but a bit plain. Not too different from alot of other orangey American wheats, though I'm not sure if all that Xmas spice would've really improved this.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy lemon hue with moderate carbonation producing 1/4 inch white head that quickly recedes.
S: Lemon citrus, mineral funk, orange peel, and a hint of spice.
T: Orange citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of bready yeast.
M: Fresh and light feel. Moderate carbonation effervescence. Smooth and slightly sweet.
D: A fairly refreshing winter wit. A straight-forward brew...but what it does, it does well.

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3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bit more than "wit," the color is a darker gold thick with haze and clearly, as per style and per claim, unfiltered. A white head tries to force itself, ending up loose. It starts at about a finger in height and fades fast. The beer itself appears spritzy, big bubbles sitting stationary. A wispy bit of foam is left, and the glass sports reasonable spotty lacing.
The aroma is on par, earthy and somewhat dusty but mostly spicy, giving off a whiff not of sugary sort of spicing, though there is a light sweetness, but more a dose of kitchen-type spices. Nutmeg is particularly apparent.
The flavor follows suit, offering a strong but appropriately moderate spiciness, the main components being wheat, citrus and nutmeg.
The feel is on the spritzy side, light and sharply crisp with a very mild smoothness underlying.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2.44/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,432 ratings.