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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

870 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 72 | 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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Keith_R

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-20-2013 01:36:32 | More by Keith_R
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Dorkbug


3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-20-2013 01:18:46 | More by Dorkbug
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.19/5  rDev -6.2%

A - Poured a Hazy ornage with little white head but medium to large bubbles throughout the beer

S - I smelled lots of orange right at first. I also detected hints of corriander and a slight yeasty bready smell

T - Spicy at first. Followed by a definate orange taste. I also tasted hints of a grassy wheat. IT did have a slightly bitter finish

M - I could defiantely feel the bubbles in my mouth. Had a fairly dry finish

O - Not a bad beer, but something just tasted off to me. Just tasted like it wasnt balanced quite right in my opinion.

02-20-2013 00:35:41 | More by Goosehunter75
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jsanford

Georgia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-19-2013 22:10:55 | More by jsanford
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-19-2013 12:25:55 | More by tobelerone
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-18-2013 23:12:26 | More by Wally1912
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with long lasting, foamy white head. Aroma is of lemon zest, wheat malt and spices. Body is medium and crisp. A lot of spices, citrus fruit and wheat malt fill the mouth. Finish is medium and spicy. Nice Wit, I would buy it again.

02-18-2013 22:19:11 | More by mikeg67
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

12oz served in an Allagash cervoise

A - Pours golden brass with a slight haze with a stark white whipped head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Spiced aroma, cloves, coriander, pepper, sweet citrus, candy sweet malt, wheat husks.

T - Chalky wheat, soft orange, white pepper, light honey sweetness, not as sweet as the nose. The clove and coriander are more subdued as well. A tad watery but has a refreshing lemon note on the finish.

M - Full lush feel, carbonation makes for a light smooth body.

Tasty wit here. It's not groundbreaking but is smooth and goes down very easy and is pretty good all around. It is a tad watery but still good.

02-18-2013 18:54:48 | More by StaveHooks
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.49/5  rDev -26.8%

I poured this yukkie beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a cloudy mess with a thin little wimpy head. The smell was like sour soup or something. The taste was sour also and just not good. It was all I could do to finish it off. Fruity flay tasting mess of a beer. They need to ditch that one. I will never buy or drink another.

02-18-2013 18:33:13 | More by Minkybut
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.94/5  rDev +15.9%

Samuel Adams White Lantern has a thick, frothy, white head, lots of lacing film left behind, and a hazy, golden appearance, with a large amount of streaming bubbles. The aroma is of white wheat bread, bread crust, and citrus. Taste is of coriander, citrus juice, white bread, white pepper, and malt. Mouthfeel is watery and light, and Samuel Adams White Lantern finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I think that people who enjoy flavored beer will like it.

RJT

02-18-2013 00:00:46 | More by RonaldTheriot
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-17-2013 12:13:19 | More by bzach
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BeerInspector

Delaware

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-17-2013 03:45:30 | More by BeerInspector
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

A-Pours a lightly cloudy orange. Head is thin, white and frothy. Light lacing peninsulas cling to the glass.

S-Coriander and orange zest. Sweet and mildly spicy. Wheat is almost covered up by the sweetness. The overall intensity is not high. Light yeast.

T-Again its sweet and spicy with coriander. It finishes with a rather clean hoppy finish. The flavor is better than the nose. Soft yeast and dried out wheat.

M-Fuller than many of the same style. A bit creamy. Not very crisp; slightly sticky.

O/D-The flavor was pretty decent. It fulfills its niche in the variety pack.

02-17-2013 02:54:15 | More by VelvetExtract
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-17-2013 01:37:28 | More by djaeon
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.34/5  rDev -1.8%

12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a one finger eggshell shade with a very even, uniform texture. Lacing on the glass is somewhat low.

S: Quite grainy in its aroma - I'd surmise that the earthy qualities of the grains of paradise overpower the coriander spiciness and citrus qualities. The malts come off as being biscuity. As it warms up, the earthy grain quality subsides in favor of the traditional witbier elements.

T: It starts off with a strong lemon note to it, almost like lemon cake in a way. Earthy, slightly herbal spiciness finishes the profile off fairly well. I want to say there are slight touches of ginger and nutmeg hovering on the aftertaste, also. It's not complex nor particularly interesting, but it's quite solid.

M: At first, it starts off with a clean dryness; but the finish will gradually become slick and coating. Carbonation is high, but appropriately so. The body itself is full and semi-creamy.

O: I'm a bit pleasantly surprised here - I came in expecting to dislike it as much as I do the Summer Ale, but it's actually decent. I don't think I'd buy a 6 pack of it should they be made available, though.

02-16-2013 21:01:12 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a two finger fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast leaving only a lighter level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is of wheat and coriander mixed with some citrus of orange and lemon. Along with these aromas are notes of yeast as well as a light banana smell, giving it a rather classic wit aroma.

Taste – The taste is as how the nose would predict. It begins with a wheaty and citrus taste of orange up front. As the taste advances lemon comes to the tongue bittering the taste very lightly. This lemon is accompanied by a yeasty taste as well as some light spice notes of coriander. As the taste advances to the end the spices get stronger in nature, eventually leaving a wheaty and yeasty spiced flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was average to just above average. Both are very appropriate for the style, complementing well the wheat and citrus flavors as well as for making a quite easy drinking brew.

Overall- A pretty nice version of a witbier, but nothing to exceptional.

02-16-2013 19:49:56 | More by Darkmagus82
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%

Spring thaw variety pack. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours hazy brownish gold. Murky with white foam layer. Minor orange peel nose, citrus. Grains of paradise nose reminiscent of the Sam Summer Ale as well. Taste is a light citrus, then wheat, finish with an orange citrus tang. Smooth and chalky mouthfeel. Tart remains on the tongue. Nice beer.

02-16-2013 14:39:20 | More by KTCamm
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ChrisElpers

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

02-16-2013 01:41:03 | More by ChrisElpers
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riversider76

New York

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

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....

02-16-2013 01:00:04 | More by riversider76
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-15-2013 06:24:45 | More by Kopfschuss
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TheSixthRing

California

3.41/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance - Pours a hazy, mellow golden color with a white half finger head. Fair retention. Spotty lacing, with fair stick.

Smell - Wheat, light milkiness, subtle corriander. Typical witbier aroma.

Taste - Moderate notes of milky wheat character. Lesser notes of citrus hits around mid-taste, and the faintest touch of spice near the finish, which is clean and light.

Mouthfeel - Refreshingly light, with moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy, with a quenching quality.

Overall - Not a very flavorful brew, but what this witbier lacks in flavor, it makes up for in a light, refreshing drinkable quality. Maybe it's because I got a light workout in before review, but this thing is really hitting the spot. Probably would have been better mixed in with the Sam Summer pack, and not the Spring pack that comes out before the snow has even thawed.

02-15-2013 04:52:01 | More by TheSixthRing
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-15-2013 04:27:31 | More by coz
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JohnnyFire44094

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-15-2013 03:45:27 | More by JohnnyFire44094
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DavidST

Texas

3.51/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet, best before June 2013. This pours a hazy golden yellow with an okay off white head which has decent retention. The smells are nice and citrusy, full of orange peels and spices. The feel is medium. The taste is decent, you get a little bitter orange along with mild hops and some malts.

02-14-2013 04:36:18 | More by DavidST
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.64/5  rDev +7.1%

White head. Color is a slight hazed golden orange.

Flavor profile is of wheat, orange, coriander, and lemon zest. Very typical witbier.

Light bodied. Good amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Easy to drink. I dig this beer. Good price too. I'd pick this up if you have a chance!

02-14-2013 00:34:49 | More by mothman
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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