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

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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 88 | 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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Photo of nickfl
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves only light traces of lace.

S - Lemon and wheat with a touch of pepper and little else.

T - Spicy wheat and some herbal notes up front. Clove and basil in the middle (an odd combination) and a finish of lemon, pepper and herbal hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - A bit too sweet and kind of one-dimensional. Like many American witbiers, there just isn't much to recommend this.

nickfl, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

gtermi, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Tjvan2
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Tjvan2, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of WI_Boiler
4/5  rDev +17.6%

WI_Boiler, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

trocketsauced, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of kb2250
4.25/5  rDev +25%

kb2250, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Chaz
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dusky coppery-gold in color, topped with an off white head.

Nose is spicy and fairly rich: ample wheat malt and notes of fruit (apricot) and ripe, golden pear. Really nice so far.

On the palate it is soft and silky-smooth. On the first sip it is sweet/tangy and lightly bitter, just enough to offset the sweetness. Fairly subtle flavor profile while also having a mouthfeel which is surprisingly full.

Definitely better than average for the style.

Chaz, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of waiting4lunch
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

waiting4lunch, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of irishgreensoda
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

irishgreensoda, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of mtc23
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

mtc23, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Tschnab
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Tschnab, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of dragonx2099
1/5  rDev -70.6%

dragonx2099, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of nkp765
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

nkp765, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Satanic
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Satanic, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of jwc215
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.

jwc215, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of mcewesr
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

mcewesr, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of PatGreer
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

PatGreer, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
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.

JoEBoBpr, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of DasBoot2112
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

DasBoot2112, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Gmann
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.

Gmann, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

RoryOMoore, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of bump8628
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.

bump8628, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of FrankShirley
3/5  rDev -11.8%

FrankShirley, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of TerryB
3/5  rDev -11.8%

TerryB, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev +17.6%

rob99er, Feb 24, 2013
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.