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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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smythie86

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -8.8%

This is an ok beer, but I feel nothing really makes it stand out. I enjoyed drinking it, and it goes well with food, but it didn't have a strong taste of its own. A pretty standard witbier, I did like the smell, which smelled a bit sweet, and went with the flavor well.

07-04-2014 00:10:55 | More by smythie86
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-03-2014 18:45:06 | More by JohnnyK
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allengarvin

Texas

3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

This is a cloudy medium gold beer with a substantial head on top of it--really good pour in this chalice glass. The nose is sweet--reminds me of cheerios. Rather bit of an odd candy-citrus flavor, but not unpleasant. The flavor though, doesn't really taste anything like a real wit. I can't find any coriander to taste. The citrus is like the nose--odd. The yeast character is a little fruity, but barely. Not a very drinkable beer.

07-03-2014 15:51:53 | More by allengarvin
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joe12pk

Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +15.9%

12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass.

A - Hazy mango. One inch head quickly dissipates.Spotty lacing.

S - Orange peel and coriander.

T - Malts balanced nicely with orange peel and coriander. Lightly carbonated. Finishes quite well with a citrus and Grains of Paradise mix.

M - Medium light

O - These are delicious! Would make for a great session brew. Cheers!

07-03-2014 03:13:43 | More by joe12pk
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nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-02-2014 23:29:23 | More by nyrblue2
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-02-2014 10:32:49 | More by BigFatOgre
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-01-2014 23:58:46 | More by UnderPressure
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Soterios

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

07-01-2014 11:55:54 | More by Soterios
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zaraspook

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-29-2014 19:00:03 | More by zaraspook
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-28-2014 04:33:56 | More by Patches826
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-27-2014 10:13:56 | More by ChrisMyhre
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alrhodesjr

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

06-27-2014 00:41:10 | More by alrhodesjr
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-26-2014 20:07:08 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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k-grey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-26-2014 16:51:56 | More by k-grey
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-26-2014 02:11:03 | More by vmdominguez
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Brendan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-25-2014 18:17:56 | More by Brendan1984
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lionhrt9

Indiana

2.18/5  rDev -35.9%

A - little to no head and no lacing. Color is cloudy light orange.

S - Light aroma with off smells, lemony smells

T - Orange flavor with grapefruit and off flavors, disappears quickly with maltyness lingering

M - Watery and slick, very light carbonation

O - Very poorly done or I had an off product but I was well within the freshness date. Not a whole lot here. Tastes like a dull malt

06-25-2014 11:00:18 | More by lionhrt9
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz bottle, another new offering around here, through the good graces of the Sam Adams summer mixed-pack.

This beer pours a cloudy, but bright medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of tightly foamy and slightly creamy ecru head, which leaves little beyond a few wayward specks of islet lace around the glass as things bleed off.

It smells of edgy coriander and peppery, musty grains of paradise spice, gritty pale and wheat malt, a not insignificant semi-sweet mixed citrus character, and some grassy, kind of herbal hops. The taste is pretty consistent with the aroma - aggressive sweet n' savoury spice, in the form of coriander, deconstructed grains of paradise (pepper and dried citrus rind, mostly), a generic yeastiness, muddled, but still quite level-headed wheat malt, and a growing lemongrass essence, which may or may not be wholly attributable to the difficult to discern hops.

The carbonation is not overly intense, just a pleasant frothiness for the most part, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and plainly smooth, if at all. It finishes still kind of sweet, the wheat malt, mixed spice, and sedate citrus colluding as such on my various palates.

Very much a newbie sort of witbier, the spice and fruit treated with way less subtle deference than the stars of the style. That's not to say that this isn't good - it is - it's just that I get too much of that American, hit me over the head with the amped-up versions of the aspects that should duly be left as they are, thing. Dare I say, 'chick' - no, cross that, ok, 'hipster' beer?

06-25-2014 06:40:04 | More by biboergosum
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-25-2014 01:17:07 | More by JamesStreet
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huddyball

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-24-2014 21:30:40 | More by huddyball
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Lucular

Maryland

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-24-2014 15:28:20 | More by Lucular
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TruePerception

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-24-2014 08:38:37 | More by TruePerception
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-21-2014 21:46:35 | More by jonny1138
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-21-2014 05:36:03 | More by Jasoncolliver
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I_Like_Beer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-20-2014 21:14:46 | More by I_Like_Beer
Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
78 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.