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

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822 Ratings

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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 52 | 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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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Semi cloudy orange. Lots of bubbling, head died immediately.

S: Lemon/orange coriander, wheat malt. Lemon dominates.

T: Lots of lemon citrus flavors. A bit too much, tastes artificial. Some belgian sugar, white crackers, a bit of corriander spice. (Upon reading its tangerine not lemon). Too fruity, not nuanced enough. Minimal wheat presence. Grains of paradise add a nice sweetness. Reminds me a lot of sam summer. Not enough yeast presence.

M: Super high carbonation, a bit syrupy, too sweet to be session-able.

O: Too fruity for me, lacks balance. More of a summer ale. Would be better with cook out food, to sweet on its own, at-least it doesn't lack flavor. Middle of the pack from Sam Adams, at best.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 02:20:40 | More by BigCheese
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North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - orange with a big, bright, white head that has good retention

S - orange, citrus, faint spice, some husk

T - straw, orange, faint spices, mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, crisp, a bit dry

This isn't a bad beer, but it doesn't have a great flavor profile either. This comes across as a typical Americanized Witbier: big orange notes, some straw, and faint, almost unnoticeable spices. This was nice to try once, but I certainly won't be having it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:27:51 | More by tdm168
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

02-09-2013 00:42:31 | More by jslice99
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North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

It pours a cloudy yellow/orange with low retention and lots of bubbles initially that quickly dissapate. It has a citrus aroma with a little Belgium yeast scent in there. It tastes crisp and refreshing and a little bready upfront and then it is all citrus I'm the finish. It has a slightly above average mouthfeel and good carbonation. This would be a great beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 21:07:03 | More by brewdude1982
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3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Nose is peaches, straw, bread. Palate is very stingy, tongue lashing, with a light felt finish. Lightly sweet with flavors of peaches, pepper, light spiciness and bread. Dry finish with just a touch of umami. Like it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 22:46:51 | More by chickenflea
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-07-2013 21:47:15 | More by Haybeerman
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2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Paired with pretzels. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white foamy head. Mediocre retention. Slight foamy lacing. Cloudy orange color with low clarity. Relatively attractive beer.

S- Orange pledge, wheat and brewing spices. Like a normal witbier but the citrus is stronger, almost like cleaning supplies. Meh.

T- Wheat. Orange and spices. Spicy and tart. Nothing a Blue Moon couldn't do.

M- Light and carbonation weak. Not terrible.

O- Could be better, but highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 02:56:46 | More by Murrhey
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-07-2013 01:08:19 | More by oriolesfan4
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-06-2013 23:10:07 | More by Beefytits4
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New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-06-2013 19:43:54 | More by rallyr32
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-06-2013 03:38:40 | More by dmmcgove
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-06-2013 01:52:22 | More by avckc
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-06-2013 00:20:37 | More by Duesler
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

02-05-2013 20:25:24 | More by billybob
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3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from a variety pack poured into a pint glass

A- A cloudy golden color with about one finger of head and a lot of active carbonation.

S- The smell is both sweet and a little spicy. Zesty aromas of lemon peel and malts come forward. Smells sweet with some hop aromas as well.

T- Great taste that balances both sweetness and a hoppy bitterness. There is also a nice flavor of spices present in this beer.

M- Medium to light mouthfeel. Carbonation is crisp and makes the beer refreshing and enjoyable. Aftertaste is wheaty and citrusy.

O- Not my favorite style of beer but I enjoyed this one. It is tasty, easy drinking, and refreshing. I probably wouldn't seek it out, but I would certainly drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 02:39:52 | More by MickeyBeer
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-05-2013 02:31:43 | More by Ljoreilly
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-04-2013 07:56:41 | More by dertyd
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-04-2013 05:18:58 | More by BrewmanCapote
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-04-2013 00:52:27 | More by norinco
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2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, the notch on the label says best by July 2013. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about a finger of head with basically no retention, a murky lemon peel like color.

S - Can definitely smell the tangerine and the coriander, but they are both faint against the wheat smell, and the aroma basically fades away within a few minutes. Typical witbier type smell.

T - Crisp tangerine and some wheat. The spices are somewhat prominent in the finish. Decent level of carbonation, pretty well balanced. I was kind of expecting it to taste exactly like the Samuel Adams White Christmas, but I was wrong, this beer is probably better and more flavorful.

M - Crisp, soda-pop type feel happening here, so probably a little over carbonated, but that is to be expected when drinking Samuel Adams beers, I'd say. Otherwise, a dry, vaguely spicy finish.

Overall, a decent beer. I got this as part of the sampler 12 pack, and while it isn't my favorite beer by Samuel Adams, this one isn't bad. Better than the Samuel Adams White Christmas in my opinion, but I would give them both another go if I had the chance.

Samuel Adams White Lantern ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:16:11 | More by mfnmbvp
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-04-2013 00:12:39 | More by KatieTee24
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-03-2013 21:53:58 | More by rgille2
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-03-2013 21:50:18 | More by Bubbalito
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-03-2013 21:45:50 | More by pathman
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3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 6 pack of this today. Ive always been a blue moon drinker at bars if theres not much else of another selection so I figured this would be a solid choice as it was a Sam Adams product, and it delivers well!

A: Slightly cloudy with minimal head and lacing / orange hues.

S: Banana, clove, tangerine and orange peel

T: Crisp and refreshing without being overpowering, very drinkable. Sweet and tangy tangerine flaor that drifts around the palette. Grains of paradise and coriander too.. detect a hint of the sam adams summer ale in this on the finish.

M: Nothing fabulous here, but good indeed. Very crisp, and will definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 21:42:20 | More by Drk93TT
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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