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

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BA SCORE
79
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1,432 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 17
Gots: 165 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012)
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Photo of SteveD082791
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yonker
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark golden yellow with the lightest tinge of orange. A decent, thick finger of head laced on top. The beer looks wonderful, with that slight orange tinge, and I can almost already smell it.

The smell is light, grainy, and malty, with a slight fragrance of spice mixed in. I feel like I can almost smell the mixture of grain, cloves, and citrus. This is a spiced beer, so I was not overall surprised by the fragrance.

The first sip reveals a whimsical mixture of grainy hops, heavy orange citrus, and an added note of clove in the middle. No one element presents itself too aggressively in this beer, but the orange citrus is definitely noticeable. I am slightly disappointed by how mundane this beer is once I taste it. Although it is a very well mixed medley, I find myself wishing for something to truly come out in this beer, to assert itself. No one thing in this beer really stands out for me. It's just a good, tame, spiced brew.

Mouthfeel is lighter than I would expect from a winter brew. I was expecting dark and muddy but I got a lighter play, which I actually really enjoyed.

Overall, this beer was a fair-to-middlin' seasoned brew. I really enjoyed the citrus with that slight clove afternote. I said earlier and now repeat, I wish this beer could have asserted itself in some way, maybe with a little more orange zest, but I can't say I was disappointed overall. Great seasonal brew, I would definitely try it again next year.

Photo of Lifit
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

probably my favorite sam reminds me of a winter pumpkin beer

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.52/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2/5  rDev -42%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

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1/5  rDev -71%

Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,432 ratings.