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

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869 Ratings

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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 71 | 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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New York

2/5  rDev -41.2%

04-27-2013 21:51:10 | More by prisdefer
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-27-2013 00:23:35 | More by Falcone
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3.04/5  rDev -10.6%

pours out a cloudy and hazed dirty gold colour with an inch high bone white head. bits of chunky lace. strong fruity aroma...the orange/tangerine combo provides the bulk of the nose with coriander/GoP playing second fiddle. any wheat or belgian inspired smells are drowned out. the taste profile is somewhat unique...underneath it all there is a sour note that lingers and dominates the other layers. the fruitiness comes across as liquid cantelope...spicy GoP, which i love in the summer ale isn't hitting the right mark here. i get faux belgian type notes and the whole thing is a bit muddled and messy. if this is supposed to be a quencher/refresher, this also misses due to the overly sweet and fullishness of the body. the mouthfeel is also way too creamy and rich for a real spring time quaffer. drinkability suffers due to the "meal in a bottle" aspect.

overall, this experiment from Sam Adams just misses the target for me. i should like it, but i just don't and that's ok.

04-26-2013 22:57:18 | More by budgood1
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-26-2013 03:07:00 | More by loose5682
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-25-2013 16:13:42 | More by Lang44
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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

Finally finishing up the ol' spring mix pack, saved the wit for last.

Pours to a tulip glass pale orange with a good amount of haze to it. Big white head quickly falls to about a half-finger, eventually forming a wispy cap and thick ring that leaves some decent lacing.

Scent brings an orange/lemon mix, wheat, yeast, low spice level. Kinda weak strength and flavor-wise.

Taste is stronger but still kind of a bland flavor profile. Mostly orange/Creamsicle forward, lemon, light grapefruit, wheat, cracker-y malts, once again pretty light on the spices. Pretty straight forward, not bad.

Spiky carbonation hinders the drinkability but otherwise an alright mouthfeel. Body is a bit on the heavier side.

Though not unpleasant, this is was very average. I rarely find myself saying this about witbiers, but it could've used some more spice to liven things up a bit. Wheat beers don't seem to be Sam Adams strong point...

04-25-2013 02:22:35 | More by Chico1985
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

04-23-2013 03:30:27 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-22-2013 22:15:46 | More by J_Dub
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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
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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%

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.

04-19-2013 21:59:56 | More by orcsinspace
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3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

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%

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

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%

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.

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