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

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1,151 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 62 | 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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2/5  rDev -42.4%

02-04-2014 05:04:33 | More by MVF5588
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

02-03-2014 23:18:05 | More by Liberatiscioli
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-03-2014 23:06:00 | More by johnnyf27
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-03-2014 21:49:23 | More by Furley80
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-03-2014 03:04:09 | More by DbbC
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-02-2014 18:46:51 | More by cmq103
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-02-2014 04:20:34 | More by WreckingBrew
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-01-2014 22:27:10 | More by aflies
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-01-2014 21:36:31 | More by mountaincoffee
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-01-2014 17:45:49 | More by ShepardCommander
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-01-2014 07:42:32 | More by michaelfcasey
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3.35/5  rDev -3.5%

Another SA sampler pk offering. Poured into a pint glass, nice white, creamy head, faded fast, some light lacing. Piss yellow, lightly cloudy, the better witbiers that I have had are usually "thicker".

Smells of nutmeg and honey, heavy on the clove and pretty much tastes the same. Bready, hints of floral, Medium carbonation.

This is an easy wheat to drink and if you are new to the style it would be a pleasant place to start. Smooth, slightly sweet, mostly cloves...easy drinking. Not much else to say, I think it needs more spices on the nose and tongue...it pretty much tastes like a watered down honey/clove wheat. I'd drink a couple out of a sampler but probably wouldn't buy on its own.

01-31-2014 19:45:01 | More by Boca-X
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-31-2014 00:58:45 | More by Apotheosis
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

01-30-2014 03:57:13 | More by DesMoinesMike
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-30-2014 03:04:22 | More by harpus
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-29-2014 01:19:22 | More by JaxBen_20J
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

01-27-2014 03:53:31 | More by brotherloco
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Appearance: Cloudy, light honey (orangish yellow). Minimal lace remains.
Smell: Spice, citrus.
Taste: Spice, tangy citrus. Maybe banana. Honey.

I enjoyed this. It's a relaxing drink. Basically, it feels like a weaker lager with some spices thrown in it. Decent, but obviously nothing you'd praise from the mountain tops. Spices are the dominant theme, but not too dominant. I will get this again next year in the seasonal pack.

01-26-2014 21:29:35 | More by TeamMathis
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-26-2014 01:46:29 | More by majorbase2
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2.84/5  rDev -18.2%

12oz bottle into SA Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy golden with lemon highlights beneath a short lived soft looking bright white head that faded into a fuzzy film. Thin wisps of lace were left down the glass.
S: Clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon are easily noticeable upon first whiff. I get notes of wheat and chalky yeast and a touch of citrus following.
T: Creamy wheat flavors mixed with minerally yeast and syrupy citrus flavors. Cinnamon and nutmeg are still prominent. Everything has kind of a syrupy greasy flavor/feel to it that is a bit off putting. The aftertaste is synthetic and contains notes of black pepper and white grape juice.
M: Very soft and frothy carbonation goes well with a very creamy medium body and smooth mouthfeel. This beer is greasy though and coasts my mouth strangely.
O: A step fuller and creamier than the really bad ones of the style, but I did not care for this one a whole lot more than I care for those. Flavors are as described on the bottle but taste synthetic and syrupy, and everything has an oily texture to it. Not the worst the definitely not the best offering from BBC.

01-25-2014 17:45:50 | More by scottfrie
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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

01-25-2014 01:03:26 | More by jfcaa193
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-24-2014 21:07:42 | More by ltltony
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New York

3.23/5  rDev -6.9%

Bottle, as part of the winter pack, purchased at Wegmans in Geneseo, NY.

Pours a cloudy honey yellow, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smell like over-ripe banana, orange, and indistinguishable strong spicing.

The taste is similar. This one just doesn't work. A Christmas seasonal wit bier makes no sense to me, honestly. Some cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, some black pepper maybe? Belgian yeast flavors. Citrus flavors. Just a mix of flavors that really don't meld together well.

Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, low carbonation. Would be more drinkable if it tasted good.

Pass. Sam Adams can't make a white ale/witbier to save their life.

01-23-2014 04:47:02 | More by GreesyFizeek
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3.94/5  rDev +13.5%

I tell you, this is a refreshing and warming beer for the cold weather months, if a bit understated. It pours a fairly standard straw-copper with moderate haze and a big but relatively fast-dissipating head, which falls away to moderate lacing on the surface and sides of the glass. Smell is somewhat standard for Boston Beer Company's winter batches: the spice and orange are there, as well as a lot of bread dough and malt smells, as well as a little yeast. Taste is better, however: sweet, but without being cloying, and again the orange and nutmeg mingle nicely with the overall bready taste and somewhat heavy mouthfeel.

Bready qualities predominate in this brew; the first couple are good, but for extended drinking sessions this makes me quite full, as white ales tend to do. This isn't a bad beer by any means, but if it had more spiciness from the right amount and kinds of hops instead of relying solely on nutmeg and cinnamon, and if it were a little bit lighter, this would be a lot better. You can't really go wrong with White Christmas, but there are better white ales out there.

To good health and good beer.

01-23-2014 02:51:47 | More by Caj1
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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