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

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1,178 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 75 | 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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Boca-X, Jan 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

brotherloco, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TeamMathis, Jan 26, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

scottfrie, Jan 25, 2014
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Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.