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

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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 98 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Ford on 12-28-2012)
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Photo of acevenom
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. The beer pours cloudy yellow with a slowly dissipating white head. There are lots of visible tiny bubbles visible in the beer. The beer smells of bread, orange, coriander, and pepper. The aromas are pretty subdued overall. The beer tastes pretty clean. There's the wheat as well as the orange which come through strongest. The coriander and grains of paradise provide some background flavor. While the beer has a nice clean taste, there's a good malt backbone here which helps give this a light to medium body. The carbonation is pretty moderate and the finish is clean and smooth. The drinkability is high. This is a good beer.

Photo of BrianCuoz
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of mnrider
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. brown bottle. Best By notched on label.

A: Pours a murky dark golden color. Small weak head, no lacing but does retain
it's head until the end.

S: Moderate spices. Yeast and wheat. Light citrus, orange and possible lemon.

T/M: Sweet malt, yeast and wheat. Spices and citric notes are less prominent now.
Hops? not sure. Medium to light bodied and pretty smooth. The finish and aftertaste
are clean with only a hint of lingering yeast.

O: Nothing really special about this beer. Very similar to other medium quality Witbiers
that are around today. Easy to drink but lacks in overall taste.


Photo of abex44
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of DoppelB1
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The White Lantern from Sammy Ale is decent and reminds me alot fo the White Ale, White Christmas, etc that they have had. The beer pours pale clear yellow with white head that is not lacing. The smell has hints of citrus, orange peel and spice. The taste has a battle between the citrus and spice with a good malt base and slightly bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall this is good....but there are so many other great beers that this would be lost in the crowd.

Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of stakem
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks Eric for gifting me with a bottle of this. Poured into a matching SA sensory glass, the brew appears a clouded orange color. A white frothy head forms atop and fades to a film rather quickly.

The aromatics are fruity with a mild yeast aspect mixed with a feeling of lemony coriander. When focusing on the yeast, the fruity notes seem more like pear and apple skins.

The flavor includes a mild amount wheat to cereal grainy quality. A spice like coriander plays a heavy handed role across the middle. The aftertaste includes character similar to the nose with hints of pear, apple and an overall yeastiness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A decent drinking wit but quite yeasty and a little strange/dirty with almost a melon character about it. I just wasnt feeling it with this brew and would not choose to drink this again if there were other options.

Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive cloudy amber in the Duvel tulip with a nice head. Sharp and very spritzy on the tongue. Some malt y sweetness and a touch of butter. A little of the malt and citrus aroma.

The orange and coriander are rather distinct in the flavors. A bitterish tang at the end. Pleasant and gulpable. It's hard to find much fault with this, but it's a little on the acidic side. A 12 oz bottle from the Spring 12-pack purchased at the local supermarket.

Photo of KingMe
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nzerbe
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of pirmannt1
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Chevelle66
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of speracado
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep golden with apricot hues and a foamy one inch white head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Apricot, tangerine, coriander, and wheat form the initial aroma. There's a confectioners sugar sweetness that surfaces, along with light floral hop notes.

Flavor is wrought with tangerine, followed by confectioners sugar sweetness that hits mid palate and carries into lightly toasted, bready malt at the finish. Wheat character is notable, but not dominant, as is coriander and the grains of paradise. Floral character is also subtle, but present throughout.

Body is a touch light, with fairly high carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Very fruity initially, with well balanced sweetness and dryness. Slightly weak overall impression, but not a bad beer.

Photo of ujsplace
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Robdrinx
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Ciscon
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Metalaero
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of lcdawg
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.