Samuel Adams White Lantern - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
White Lantern, from the Sam Adams Spring Thaw Pack. Gave the Great Lakes pint glass a good rinse.
Pours a mustardy orange color with good haze. Soapy foam becomes a white film on the surface after a minute or two. Draping lacing is forming.
Maybe because it's so recognizable in a Sam Adams ale, but the first thing I pick up on is the Grains of Paradise. Citrus rind, wheat maltiness, soppy witbier yeast, light coriander, and musty orange.
Wheat malts (with extra tanginess), grains of paradise, coriander, orange rind, surprising crispness (citrusy hops?), and just a touch of tangerine. Not as sugary as I was afraid of. Not dry, either. Light peppery spice in the middle that vanquishes in the finish beneath more wheat maltiness and blown kisses of bitterness from the hops.
Very carbonated. I like extra carbonation for this style, though. The body is thinner than typical with a greasy repel. Anti-sticky. Slippery, if anything.
I don't mind this, at all. I thought I might turn on it, but I can drink it pretty easily and it tastes decent. I hate when brewers make their wheat ales undercarbonated, sticky, and body-hefty. This one drinks like a summery ale, but with agreeable cool weather spiciness.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2013 03:13:45 | More by thecheapies
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3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy golden yellow. White head that quickly dissipates.
Smell: Wheat, citrus mostly orange.
Taste: Nice wheaty flavor with citrus.
Mouthfeel: Very light, mild carbonation. Drinkable.
Overall: Similar to Blue Moon. A nice wheat beer, very light. Easily drinkable. Would have another.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 03:15:59 | More by bgillespie
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.