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

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Ratings: 951
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 112 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012

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Ratings: 951 | Reviews: 180
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3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a hexagonal pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold tinted orange, heavy small bubbles on the body. You need to have the right light to notice this. Head coming off white is thin, with a hard pour it was maybe eight of an inch but settled quick sitting for about a minute.

Smell: Comes off strong in the beginning with a lemon citrus zest, honestly before putting my mouth to the glass it pushes sweet aroma to you. This scent is light, and usually hope for more.

Taste: Nice and smooth lemon, and feels a little bit of mandarin Mouth: Not to knock Sam Adams but they flavors come and go, seriously lacking stickiness

Mouth: Medium, with a sweet citrus finish. Not exactly sticky but still smooth.

Overall: Fine beer for what it is, I personally would rather grab a glass of more "authentic" witbiers that wouldn't be too far away from this on the shelf. Sam Adams still delivers....warmer weather this brew is definitely more appreciated. Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head

Wheat, a bit of clove, and a ton of orange peel in the nose.

Orange definitely dominates the flavor. Not really a witbier as much as it is an orange beer. It is so dominant that the other ingredients are not there. Almost tastes like a sunset wheat, a little bit of the fruity pebbles cereal going on.

A smooth feel to it and a little tart in the finish from the bitterness in the orange.

Might be good on a really hot day when you a light beer with some citrus to quench your thirst.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.94/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Paired with pretzels. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white foamy head. Mediocre retention. Slight foamy lacing. Cloudy orange color with low clarity. Relatively attractive beer.

S- Orange pledge, wheat and brewing spices. Like a normal witbier but the citrus is stronger, almost like cleaning supplies. Meh.

T- Wheat. Orange and spices. Spicy and tart. Nothing a Blue Moon couldn't do.

M- Light and carbonation weak. Not terrible.

O- Could be better, but highly drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Soda-like carbonation with good foam. Looks a bit orange, brown, or even pink like an IPA.

Smell: Sour cloves and some resiny pine.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Too sour for the style. Also quite thin. Again, this definitely has some IPA qualities, but it doesn't add up overall.

Overall: Not my favorite, but enjoyable enough.

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3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy medium golden with a fluffy white head. Good retention and a very nive lacing. Aroma is of wheat, orange, and spices. Body is crisp, and I would say the very light side of medium. Taste is of ale, and spice with orange & lemon zest in the finish. Very nice, although they appear to be the same brew, I liked the White Christmas a bit better....

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