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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

894 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 83 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012)
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Come on SA...really? Another unimaginative white ale? Not to mention its barely Januaey and youre already force feeding the masses (which is obviously who most SA are designed for now).

All that said, its not bad. Kind of a Summer Ale and White Ale hybrid. Both of which are ok but mixed?...meh.

Purchased at a local chain grocery store in Hillsboro, NH (did the last guy really pay 20$ in cali for this 12er????) and poured into a Gritty McDuff pint glass.

Looks like your typical heffy (thats hefeweizen) with its hazy, orangish color with an ok 1 finger head.

Smell is slight citrusy/wheat aroma.

Taste def.has orange, tangerine, an maybe lemon right up front. Not much alchohol smell and whatever hops are in there seem to be the usual SA standbys. Def.better cold than warm.

Overall, i guess this wobbly pop is ok, easy to drink, and easy on the wallet (unless u live in cali appearantly). I guess what my problems with this (and other recent SA selections) is that its obviously brewed for the masses, forced into stores waaaay too early (its still jan.in New England and spring beers are better in spring), and ever since SA got rid of the White Ale, every seasonal 12er has some lame attempt at originality. Stick with what git u there Jim.

drewschi54, Jan 10, 2013
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Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 5% and there is a short description of the beer.

Appearance : It has a hazy old golden color with a tall white head. The head has good retention and lacing is ok.

Smell: The nose has some mild spice and lemony citrus notes.

Taste / Palate: Sams White Lantern has a smooth light palate with a light malt base, a hint a spice and a touch of citrusy bitterness.

generallee, Nov 07, 2013
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Part of the Samuel Adams Mix-pack. 12 ounce bottle, with "Enjoy before" dating notched onto the label. (July 2013)

Hazed medium tangarine, lite khaki head, leaving respectable blobs of lace.

Muted pepper and some dull yeast on the nose.

Middle of the road wit, with typical light pepper, faint coriander and a yeasty presence. Not bad stuff, would work on a warm summer's day with some salads, cheese and crusty bread.

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Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Hazy amber color. Thin white head and slight lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, Citrus and pine and malt notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus(more orange than anything) hops and bitter pine notes.

Overall: This was a decent brew, I drank the whole 6 pack of it my wife got me, so I guess it was good!

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This is definitely a Belgian wit. Compared to some others this version from SA is real heavy on the orange-especially the peel. Spicy-lots of coriander. Plenty of malt body but it is overshadowed by the heavy dose of orange peel and coriander. Carbonation is appropriately medium/high. An ok wit-would prefer it a little more naked.

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12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a large tulip. Best before JUN 2014.

Pours a hazy deep golden orange color. Creamy white head that eventually fades to a foamy ring. No real lacing.

Banana with big orange peel notes. Spice from the yeast and maybe coriander.

Banana, orange peel citrus, crisp wheat, almost fakery perfumery tasting, lots of fruity notes and hints of spice either from the yeast or coriander or both.

Fairly light in body, easy drinking.

Not a terrible beer, but way too similar to so many other Sam Adams beers of a similar style. Not worth drinking again. Lacks complexity.

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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label says enjoy before June 2013.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bright and crisp citrus driven aroma with lots of coriander spice. Wheat grains and pale malts with hints of biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Hints of citrus orange peel, pineapple, lemon zest, and tangerine. Lots of coriander hints. Some herbal and grassy hop hints as well. A pretty decent light wheat aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose with a crisp wheaty taste of citrus esters and coriander spice. Wheat cereal grains and pale malts with notes of cracker, biscuit, and yeast. Citrus esters of orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, and lemon zest. Big coriander taste and a slight touch of white pepper. Subtle herbal hops towards the finish. A decent wheat taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and slightly tart.

Overall: A decent light wheat ale with some nice citrus and coriander notes.

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Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.