Samuel Adams White Christmas - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.83/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a winter variety 12-pack
Purchased: Nov. 1, 2013
Consumed: Nov. 1, 2013
Misc.: Enjoy by March 2014
Poured an orange hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white head. Sporadic spots of lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top.
Smelled a lot of different notes combined into one. Got orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses and even a bit of pumpkin. Some other wintry spices in there as well.
Tasted a lot like the smell, but a little lighter. Got orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, gingerbread, cinnamon sticks and honey wheat .
Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish.
I really enjoyed this one. I’d definitely have it again. Just a lighter winter beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 06:28:07 | More by BucannonXC5
4.03/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Appearance: an orange cloudy pour with medium head and some remaining head after the pour. This is perfect for a witbier.
Smell: Smells of spices, coriander and a little bit of citrus hit my nose as i inhale this beer. This smells very similar of most witbiers. Nothing stands out to me.
Taste: A very sweet squashy taste. It is not so much a citrus smell consisting of orange or lemon, but more pumpkin or a sweet squash. I also notice the spices in this beer, this reminds me a lot of a pumpkin ale. I wasn't expecting this but its tasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, but a light beer. This doesn't couple itself nicely with the rest of the beer. Witbiers are supposed to be lighter than most beers, but this is a happy medium.
Overall: this was an interesting change up on a winter seasonal beer. It was a witbier with hints of a squashy taste. I really enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2013 02:40:46 | More by Fergyx825
Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.