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

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836 Ratings

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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 57 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-21-2013 03:04:46 | More by BlueMoon10
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-21-2013 02:16:38 | More by JHurley
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-21-2013 00:06:36 | More by rderedin
Photo of Mattyb79


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-20-2013 11:59:44 | More by Mattyb79
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-20-2013 04:21:03 | More by fishguyac
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3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I love Witbier. This is a really decent offering, and I like how Sam Adams has been putting out quality white ales, and other unfiltered beers for the last few years. This beer really features the wheat, and the fruit notes are toned down just enough so they make it drinkable.

The color is awesome. I love hazy beers, and this one seems just right by appearance. The smell is a little mild, with some wheat presence. The taste is okay, but I was expecting something a little stronger flavor wise. The mouthfeel is watery, and needs improvement.

This is a great beer, and it just makes more of a statement for Sam Adams. I do not really consider Sam Adams "craft" beer in anyway, but most of their products are cheaper, and simply better tasting than some of the other "craft" beer on the market.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 21:59:56 | More by orcsinspace
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3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and Slight lacing. Smells of coriander, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pine, slight pale malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, syrup-orange, sweet malt slight pale malt, slight hops, and a hint of pine. Overall, weak aroma, body has too much syrupy orange flavor, weak appearance, but feel is good.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 16:25:51 | More by Tone
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-18-2013 00:37:47 | More by acslatersbtb
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New York

3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

SA makes more craft beer with training wheels

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 22:56:51 | More by Billolick
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

04-16-2013 22:14:37 | More by sgregory
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-15-2013 22:58:28 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-15-2013 18:07:43 | More by BrothersOnBeers
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3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazed golden/touch of orange on the pour into a pint glass from standard pry off bottle. Half an inch of white foam settles out to a thin film and drops light lace.

Aroma is rather subtle on this one, with a bit of citru and coriander spice. No real yeast presence though perhaps a bit of sour wheat twange at times. More spice with warming.

Flavor is sweet up front with a smack of citrus followed by a lengthy orange and coriander finish. Bit sweet and one sided at first but does garner a bit more depth with some warming, expressing more spice as it does so.

Feel is a bit rich for the style and excarbated by the under represented carbonation level in the pour. Easy drinking nonetheless in a sense as the light carbonation and lack of stops on the bus route of flavor allow for a quick trip to your destination, that being the bottom of the glass.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 06:34:50 | More by HalfFull
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-14-2013 00:31:54 | More by Didier
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-13-2013 23:19:41 | More by DarthGator
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-13-2013 00:50:15 | More by dcollinsOX
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

04-12-2013 03:01:27 | More by soxandbeer
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3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Opaque creamsicle color with a super thin film of white head.

Aroma: Sweet mandarin orange, wheat, some spice. There's also something slightly artificial smelling about it that I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste: I'm not a big fan of the Belgian Ale styles but this one is very mellow and palatable. Probably due to the wheat that keeps makes it refreshing. The malt profile is pretty unremarkable besides the wheat though, but the additions of spices and orange peel help to jazz up the flavor. There is a very light bitterness that is somewhat accented by the carbonation bite in the finish. The tangerine flavor keeps things sweet and the grains of paradise linger a tad in the aftertaste but are otherwise easy to miss. At 5.5% ABV its one of Samuel Adam's only beers that seems to be right on par with the accepted style ABV range.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with aggressive carbonation. Slightly above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Of the six different beers in the spring sampler pack I was looking forward to White Lantern the least. However, it has turned out to be better than some of the others. If you like Blue Moon then this one will probably blow your mind. Would I drink it again? No.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 02:23:36 | More by JamesMN
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

341ml from a spring thaw pack.

A - pours a golden honey, somewhat cloudy, with 2 fingers head which dissipates fairly quickly, but nice lacing around the edges.

S - sweet orange citrus, little bit of hops, straw

T - clementines, wheat, sweet honey finish

M - highly carbonated, crisp, refreshing summer beer

O - like I said, good summer beer. As far as wheat beers go, it's pretty well balanced between flavour and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 22:46:06 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-11-2013 01:08:42 | More by nasastrums
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3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: lightly hazy yellow hue with a light effervescence and a finger of fizzy white head which dissipated rapidly. Kind of disappointing - it lacks the silvery haze and billowy head of the best of the style.

Smell: lightly fruity, citrusy and floral aroma; balanced and appropriate for the style. It's actually quite nice.

Taste: moderately wheaty with a bit of a citrus hint. There is a tartness here which is a bit distracting and unwelcome, but it's not a dealbreaker. A decent if not spectacular witbier.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big, well-integrated carbonation and a good, creamy mouthfeel. Definitely the best part of this beer.

Overall: this is not an outstanding witbier, but it works in a pinch. It's probably quite nice on a hot sunny day.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 00:03:20 | More by flagmantho
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-10-2013 23:39:46 | More by FLBeerGuy
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New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light golden orange body, topped by three fingers of just off-white very dense foam.

Nose features wheat, orange, tangerine, and spices. Pleasing, non-assertive.

Very light wheat slides across the tongue. Oranges. Spices. Clean finish.

Light tingly mouthfeel.

A well made wit, suitable for a warm afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 23:00:10 | More by RonfromJersey
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-10-2013 11:55:53 | More by Bromine
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-09-2013 18:31:57 | More by ShanePB
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.