1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams White LanternSamuel Adams White Lantern

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

892 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 892
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 82 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Samuel Adams White Lantern Alström Bros
Ratings: 892 | Reviews: 176 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of gmfessen
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, White Lantern is a hazy, peachy-wheat color with a thin, active white head. The nose is sweet and spicey, corriander is definitely noticable which complements the otherwise orangy-citrusy backdrop. The flavor is what you would expect based on the taste. Very similar to Blue Moon, but possibly a bit more tart and not quite as sweet. Mouthfeel is light to medium in body with a mouthcoating carbonation. Overall, a good beer, nothing outrageous but definitely a solid beer.

gmfessen, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jheezee, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

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!

Cavanaghty, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of RyanCFriedrich
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

RyanCFriedrich, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of MPSTARR
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

MPSTARR, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of shacawgo24
4.25/5  rDev +25%

shacawgo24, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Paul_Apsley, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3/5  rDev -11.8%

PretzelsNBeer, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Falien02
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Falien02, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of DbbC
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

DbbC, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -11.8%

djrn2, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of dasunder
3/5  rDev -11.8%

dasunder, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Pillowburn
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Pillowburn, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of ghowehattrick
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ghowehattrick, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Slay40
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Slay40, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Amp
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Amp, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of bigolbeerbelly
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

Hazy cloudy straw color. Thick off white head with nice lacing.

Orange citrus really pops out in the nose with a little bit of lemon rind in the back.

Taste is citrusy with a little bit of orange sweetness. Refreshing summertime beer very thirst quenching.

Medium bodied. perfect for this style of unfiltered wheat. Love that slightly creamy texture.

overall I like this beer. Honestly its pretty much a summer ale with slighty more of an orangey character. Actually , and I hate to say this, its a slightly less good Blue Moon. Coors made a better product than Sam? Is snow falling on Satan?

bigolbeerbelly, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Herky21, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Abe_Froman
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Abe_Froman, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.75 A: Moderately hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is good and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Mountain stream freshness is the first thing that comes to mind. Next comes coriander and possibly some orange peel. Neutral wheatiness with light pepper from the yeast. Overall quite pleasant.

3.75 T: The taste takes the nose and adds a powerful citrus component. Orange, lemon, and even some mango and pineapple enter the fray. Again a neutral wheat, coriander, orange peel, and pepper.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderate creaminess that goes down quite well.

4.0 D: Pretty good beer with no real faults.

DavoleBomb, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Bqb5037
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Bqb5037, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of outsider
3/5  rDev -11.8%

outsider, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of csadkins54
4.25/5  rDev +25%

csadkins54, May 30, 2013
Photo of Johnnyv310
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Johnnyv310, May 30, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before August 2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, tangerine, orange peel, pear, coriander, pepper, wheat, light clove, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance of malt, spice, and yeast notes; but it is very weak. Taste of lemon zest, tangerine, orange peel, pear, coriander, pepper, wheat, bread, light clove, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, coriander, pepper, wheat, bread, light clove, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice and pleasant flavors with good balance of malt, spice, and yeast esters; with a fair amount of robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very solid witbier. A little weak on flavors; but is well balanced and very easy to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 30, 2013
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.