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

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1,143 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,143
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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arizcards

Arizona

3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a single in early February from Fry's as part of a mixed sixer for $1.50. Best by May 2014.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that has mostly dissipated.

Nose has hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Taste is a wheat base with dashes of cinnamon and slight bitters from the nutmeg and citrus peel.

Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated.

Overall this is not a bad beer, appropriate for the holiday season, worthy of a shot.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:44:45 | More by arizcards
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-09-2014 01:22:34 | More by GOBLIN
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-08-2014 04:23:54 | More by szmnnl99
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Shy5

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-05-2014 20:03:22 | More by Shy5
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kcc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-04-2014 18:02:00 | More by kcc
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EF4

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-04-2014 16:23:56 | More by EF4
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bgillespie

New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden orange, hazy, but very little sediment is visible. Thick off white head.

Smell: Not too strong, some fruit, citrus.

Taste: Similar to aroma, but stronger. Citrus, some spices.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, well carbonated.

Overall: It did not live up to my expectations. It is not a bad beer, but it falls short. Yet, I would still have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 04:19:37 | More by bgillespie
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SGriner

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-02-2014 23:15:58 | More by SGriner
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TIMMA87698

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-01-2014 02:03:37 | More by TIMMA87698
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philibum13

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2014 13:00:45 | More by philibum13
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2014 00:24:40 | More by still_thedragon
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: This beer has a slightly dark cloudy yellow color with a clean white head.

Smell: Smells like cloves and citrus.

Taste: Very faint cinnamon and nutmeg tastes with a dominant orange peel note. strong citrus body and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and citrusy with a slightly sour aftertaste.

Overall: A prominently orange peel citrus taste with an almost non-existent nutmeg/cinnamon hint. Not to impressive but pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:51:47 | More by RVigz
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Inglewood

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-25-2014 16:50:28 | More by Inglewood
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Joestradamus91

New York

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-25-2014 01:06:06 | More by Joestradamus91
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-23-2014 13:13:04 | More by Immortal6pack
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johntandlich

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-23-2014 13:11:15 | More by johntandlich
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-23-2014 04:55:08 | More by dpgoblejr
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jsh420

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-22-2014 06:09:06 | More by jsh420
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Somehow I missed this. When I cracked this one and took a hit it was definitely something new and unique. Not necessarily the most wonderful thing ever, but definitely something that gets your attention.

It is a yellow thing, slightly dark with a thin head. The aroma is of a spiced ale, but nicely balanced. The taste is also a spiced affair, but also mildly bitter. The aftertaste is also a satisfying rich flavor.

Overall, this was a good one I almost missed for the season. I'm glad I took one last look at the bottom of the cooler at my number 2 carry out.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 00:52:03 | More by schoolboy
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-21-2014 21:00:35 | More by ArtZan
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-21-2014 01:08:47 | More by Zuidman
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mikecampbell411

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-20-2014 05:05:54 | More by mikecampbell411
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squack

New York

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-20-2014 01:03:56 | More by squack
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rlee1390

Indiana

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

A-Translucent bright orange, not much carbonation or head.

S-Oranges, spices, grass. Not much else. Kinda bland almost.

T-Bland. Blah. Not much. Starts with some orange and malt with slight spices. but there really isn't much to it.

M-Lighter, tad watery, not much carbonation.

O-Sam Adams could greatly improve their winter mix pack by replacing this with another Old Fezziwig.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 04:10:01 | More by rlee1390
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 2/18/14. had this one about 2 years ago and comes in a 'Winter Seasonal' 12-pack. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.

Pours a hazy orange in color with about a 1/2-finger white head. Some spotty lacing is seen. Very pleasant aroma of mixed spices and malt, especially the orange peal coming through. A pleasing taste that isn't bitter and you can taste the spices and orange peal but it is not overwhelming unlike some seasonal brews. I really liked this one and is one of the better Samuel Adams also.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 02:37:58 | More by BeerWithMike
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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