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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,395 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Ratings: 1,395
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 16
Gots: 147 | 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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Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice 1 inch head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing down a goblet glass.

There is a decent amount of sniff with a sweet orangish smell that I really like. I also get the bready wheat malts as well.

Taste is nice and sweet reminding me of a blue moon. The sweet gives way to that bready, wheat taste and a little spice, maybe cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium with a good carbonation.

Overall, a good beer but not enough of the Christmas spice in my opinion to be in a seasonal pack. I like blue moon and I like this beer but would go with the blue moon over this one because of price and availability.

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Appearance - 4/5
Pours a great looking, slightly hazy bright orange, with about 1.5 fingers of white foamy head. Can see an average amount of carbonation rising up the beer.

Smell - 3.5/5
Breadiness, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Smell is slightly sweet. Honestly, this smells like a pumpkin beer, not a christmas beer.

Taste - 3.9/5
Nutmeg, cinnamon, pie crust, light citrus. Light slight caramel malt taste. Again, this tastes basically like a pumpkin beer.

Mouthfeel - 3.8/5
Medium bodied, crisp but also smooth. Has a medium amount of medium-high carbonation.

Overall - 3.6/5
This was a decent beer, but honestly it tasted very similar to some pumpkin beers I've had. I was kind of disappointed, as I was expecting something a little more "Christmas-y". Still, I won't mine drinking the other 3 I got as part of the SA winter variety pack.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,395 ratings.