Samuel Adams White Christmas - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.88/5 rDev +11.8%
appearance: semi-clear golden colored brew, with a decent bit of rising up carbonation. 4\5
aroma: Very malt and spice forward. It smells like cloves, a bit or coriander, and sweet malt. Good, but nothing to boast about. 3.5\5
flavor: The smell does not betray this one, the flavor is all spice and malty goodness. Lots of sweet grainy malty flavor comes first in this brew, with a nice burst of warmth from the spices. A bit of honey flavor on the finish as well. Not too shabby. 4\5
feel: it feels heavy, mostly due to its sweetness, which is helped out by its carbonation. 3.75\5
overall: I was surprised by this beer. It is a surprisingly easy to drink well made witbier. Its flavors follow the wit style quite well, and the final product is actually a fairly decent desert beer (I classify it as such due to how sweet it is). I would be happy to drink it again and found no real problems with it at all. 4\5
01-13-2014 20:43:51 | More by jucifer1818
3.01/5 rDev -13.3%
A - Pours out a somewhat cloudy with an almost orange tint.
S - The added cinnamon and nutmeg are very dominant, particularly the nutmeg. I could not sense any malt or hops.
T - As expected, the added spices overwhelm the malt and hops. The finish is very much nutmeg.
M- A very rich mouth feel, almost creamy.
O - I got this as part of case of "Winter Favorites" but it's not a favorite of mine. I don't mind a little spice in seasonal beers but this was just too much. Even a spiced beer should still taste like beer. If you like a lot of spice, this one is for you; otherwise not so much.
01-08-2014 10:15:56 | More by Retroman40
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.