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

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Samuel Adams White LanternSamuel Adams White Lantern

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895 Ratings

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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 83 | 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 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
Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
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.

Utica_Brew_Review, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of russpowell
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...

russpowell, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Pensfan0782
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Pensfan0782, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of TaylorK
4.25/5  rDev +25%

TaylorK, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
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.

CaptJackHarkness, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of dubmax
3/5  rDev -11.8%

dubmax, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of allensr
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

allensr, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
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.

GarthDanielson, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of PortLargo
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

PortLargo, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Lukebell15, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of StaindProject86
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

StaindProject86, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

The slightly racist member of the Lantern Corps...? Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy pale yellow-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, a pinch of black pepper, and a vague sense of citrus peel. The taste brings in more of the same, with less pepper and a tad more citrus. Everything still comes across as watered-down, artificially muted. It doesn't wanna be gagged, but what victim does, right? The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a pretty meek wit, one with precious little spicing and a character so bland Michael Bay wants to replace him with something more rounded for one of his background characters.

TMoney2591, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Ba Review #255
Served On: 2/20/2013
Glassware: SA Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: 5.5%
Date/ Code: June

This was a 12oz bottle from the spring mixed 12 pack I picked up at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick, MD ($15.99).

Look: A pale yellow with some haze. Thin coating of a head. Looked like a watered down wheat beer.

Smell: Some grassy citrus and bready malts. Also some lemon peel. No real ‘Grains of paradise’ were detectable. Maybe some type of pepper.

Taste: This basically was a wheat ale with some artificial lemon flavoring added. That’s really about it. I think a Blue Moon of Shock Top may have had more going on with it. I will say it is very drinkable, but so are most wheat ales.

I don’t know that I would seek this one out. It’s basically the Summer Ale in a different bottle.

CraftBeerTastic, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of 1mrbeer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

1mrbeer, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of PaulsBrew
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

PaulsBrew, Feb 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

acycler, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Zach136, Feb 20, 2013
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.