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

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1,164 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 10
Gots: 64 | 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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

kcc, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of bgillespie
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

bgillespie, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

SGriner, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

TIMMA87698, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

philibum13, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

still_thedragon, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of RVigz
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

RVigz, Feb 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Joestradamus91, Feb 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Immortal6pack, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

johntandlich, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

dpgoblejr, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

jsh420, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

schoolboy, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

ArtZan, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Zuidman, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

mikecampbell411, Feb 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

squack, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

rlee1390, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

BeerWithMike, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

JC333, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Baab200, Feb 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

WesMantooth, Feb 16, 2014
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.