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

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829 Ratings

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 55 | 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%

02-27-2013 14:14:24 | More by irishgreensoda
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-27-2013 01:32:58 | More by mtc23
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-26-2013 22:17:16 | More by Tschnab
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1/5  rDev -70.6%

02-26-2013 06:17:21 | More by dragonx2099
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-25-2013 22:39:14 | More by nkp765
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

02-25-2013 19:35:12 | More by Satanic
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3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours lemony, clouded yellow with a thin, creamy white head that lasts a decent time before becoming a thin swirl. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of orange and lemon peel with coriander and candy.

The taste is of sugar-coated lemon and orange peel with a mild bubblegum undertone. Sweetness balanced by coriander spicing and a touch of tart. Crisp, refreshing finish.

It is appropriately light bodied with a carbonation level that gives it a refreshingly crisp character with some creaminess to it.

This is a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 17:44:00 | More by jwc215
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-25-2013 13:28:42 | More by mcewesr
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-25-2013 04:42:55 | More by PatGreer
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3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a cylindrical glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy straw golden color with a white head.

Aromas of spices start things off. Coriander and some slight peppercorn and orange peel. There are some nice sweet wheat notes to the brew as well.

Taste starts off with some wheat sweetness. Spice notes mixed in with the grain sweetness. There is an interesting mix of orange notes and coriander with the sweetness of the wheat.

Straight forward brew not much else to say.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 04:05:36 | More by JoEBoBpr
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-25-2013 02:36:14 | More by DasBoot2112
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New York

3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale straw color with some honey highlights. The beer is a touch cloudy and has that wit-ish white haze. The white head is short and dense, quickly settled into a light ring.

The aroma is slightly grainy with subtle hints of lemon and orange peel. Some notes or coriander but not much. Overall the aroma is quite light for the style, seems like a palate trainer for the wit style.

The taste is of a light pils malt. This is coupled with the traditional wit flavors; lemon, orange peel, and coriander. Some tart apple from the wheat malt but not much. A light sugary sweetness rounds out the flavor. Again, light for the style but hits all the notes.

The feel is light and fizzy. The beer drinks extremely easy. It is a touch light for the style and doesn't have a heavy coriander flavor so you can suck these back. Sweet on the palate has a slightly dry finish.

A beginner beer for the style. It hits the style points but they are very light. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:11:09 | More by Gmann
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-24-2013 22:36:26 | More by RoryOMoore
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw, white head that builds well but falls quickly, no lacing left behind. Typical sanitized American brewed version of a Wit. Lightly doughy and crackery with a whiff of oatmeal aroma. Bright orange flavor with a prominent spice - coriander and clove. Quick, insipid finish. Pretty standard Witbier, the tangerine twist gives a slightly brighter citrus flavor than many but otherwise not much to write home about. It seems like Sam Adams brews a lot of spiced wheat beers, chalk this up as another average one.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 20:41:09 | More by bump8628
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-24-2013 20:22:46 | More by FrankShirley
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-24-2013 17:12:42 | More by TerryB
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-24-2013 06:56:52 | More by rob99er
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New York

3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy light straw colored appearance. Great fruity potpourri aroma with citrus notes. Floral, citrus, hoppy taste. Good flow over palate. Great drinkability. Would be great in the summertime, as weird as that sounds with a beer called White Lantern. Slightly bitter. Finishes just slightly drier.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 06:37:05 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed peach/amber with a thumb of pearl white head. Nice head retention, traces of lacing

S: Doughy, white grape & corriander, plus wheaty notes

T: Follows the nose, hints of peach & white pepper up front. A touch of lemon & orange peel comes through as this warms, slight grainyness as well. Finishes with white grape, pepper, grainnyness & orange peel

MF: Light bodied with slight carbonation

Very drinkable, not the greatest wit out there, but enjoyable none the less...

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 05:01:46 | More by russpowell
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-24-2013 00:33:44 | More by Pensfan0782
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

02-23-2013 17:59:51 | More by TaylorK
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New York

4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From twelve ounce bottle freshness dated to June 2013.

Aroma of citrusy spices, very pleasant on the nose. Pours a hazy medium yellow, with white but, very short lived head. Spotty lacing. Taste is crisply spicy and refreshing. Coriander and sweetgrass with a touch of lemon zest. Slightly sour finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 02:22:25 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-23-2013 02:15:11 | More by dubmax
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-23-2013 01:36:19 | More by allensr
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North Carolina

2.79/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a pale, hazy, yellow-gold coloring with a ton of carbonation and a sparse, filmy coating of white head. Aromas of apricot and orange rind, with a bready and slightly buttery undertone. Very sugary sweet smell overall. Flavors of bread, first and foremost, with a blended marmalade highlight of sweet citrus and apricot. Unbalanced, and a touch cloying. The body is thin and filmy from the carbonation, and there is a sharp, frothy finish. Syrupy sweet aftertaste. This beer is a little much on the sweet for me, but I could see it being appealing to the cider population venturing into the beer world.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 00:52:22 | More by GarthDanielson
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.