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

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Ratings: 1,511
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 19
Gots: 231 | 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:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012

As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel. The familiar citrus and wheat characters of the ale are complemented by the warmth of the spices for a festive brew that's perfect for the season.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You can see how cloudy it is even through the bottle, and as you pour it it's easy to mistake it's pale straw color as a pure wheat beer. There IS wheat in here, as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel, all of which mixed to form a complex aroma, all well as hints of lemon and nutmeg. This may be too busy for some people, but if you give it a change you'll find the flavor a refreshing melange of sweet crispness and creamy body, where nothing stands out on the tongue, a delicious blend of melody and harmony and probably the most well balanced beer I've had yet.

I wouldn't have it with food because there is so much going on here, but it would be perfect after dinner, sitting around the fireplace and talking with family or friends. Cheers, and a very Merry Christmas to you all!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly with no lace.

S- some dry wheat, coriander, and a bit if cinnamon. Different aromas, but all are contained.

T- slightly tangy from the wheat with notes of coriander, and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Finishes just a bit sweet with a bit if honey taste on the backend and some crackery wheat. Flavors are very reminiscent of Christmas.

M- light-med body, lively carbonation with bubbly mouthfeel, and a foamy finish.

O- a pretty good seasonal, I would prefer the black and brew over this from the sampler pack but it does a great job of capturing the flavors of a Christmas ale.

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Honey gold body, thick paper white head, good lacing.

Grainy on the nose... a slight suggestion of orange peel and pear, maybe some white pepper, wheat, pretty smooth but also pretty boring.

Cinnamon, nutmeg... a bit too much spice for a wit, there's some wheat and a touch of clove, I think the spice just needs to get dialed back.

Certainly is drinkable though.

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Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,511 ratings.