Samuel Adams White Lantern - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 868 | Reviews: 173 | Display Reviews Only:
1.98/5 rDev -41.8%
Appearance: poored into a Hobgoblin pint glass color is orange but hazy almost a burnt orange.
Smell: tangerine, wheat and some lemon
Taste: this is a below average witbier, i'll give you 2 reasons that all Sam Adams have the same similiarties and that is unbalanced and the other is very much too experimental before they perfect something
Mouthfeel: i think this was the worst of all; soapy mouthfeel and when it goes down rough on the throat it really lingers in flavor
11-15-2013 22:07:57 | More by TheBrewWhisperer
2.16/5 rDev -36.5%
Didn't read what type of beer I was drinking so there wasn't any bias on taste. I did see "wit" in some other reviews, so some type of wheat beer. Tastes like soap, smells like soap, not totally awful like old english or something, but Sam Adams seems to think they can compete with Tucher or Franziskaner, but still put out enough product to line the shelf on every store in the US. They can't. They already charge premium prices, take the effort to find the lesser available, but better quality, beers. Your palate will thank you.
Edit-just realized it was a wit, not a hefe. My review is skewed, but the impression of the taste still stands. I simply may not be a wit beer guy.
01-27-2013 01:54:18 | More by kcr357
2.18/5 rDev -35.9%
A - little to no head and no lacing. Color is cloudy light orange.
S - Light aroma with off smells, lemony smells
T - Orange flavor with grapefruit and off flavors, disappears quickly with maltyness lingering
M - Watery and slick, very light carbonation
O - Very poorly done or I had an off product but I was well within the freshness date. Not a whole lot here. Tastes like a dull malt
06-25-2014 11:00:18 | More by lionhrt9
2.25/5 rDev -33.8%
Color- straw gold. Minimal head.
Aroma- wheat, spices including coriander and rose petal.
Taste- A lackluster and disappointing wit beer interpretation. Starts wheaty with spices and orange zest but finishes placid with a lingering staleness.
Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 9/2/2013.
05-31-2014 15:21:44 | More by utfiero
2.49/5 rDev -26.8%
I poured this yukkie beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a cloudy mess with a thin little wimpy head. The smell was like sour soup or something. The taste was sour also and just not good. It was all I could do to finish it off. Fruity flay tasting mess of a beer. They need to ditch that one. I will never buy or drink another.
02-18-2013 18:33:13 | More by Minkybut
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 868 ratings.