Samuel Adams Little White Rye - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
3.13/5 rDev -4%
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic. Pours a hazy orange color with a half finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is full of orange peel and coriander flavors, and what I assume to be the sage, though I can't say I know what sage smells like otherwise.
First sip is a sweet, spicy, disjointed beer. the orange peer leaves a distinct, bitter, finish. Too much residual sweetness for my preference. I don't detect any spiciness signature of most rye beers.
Bottom line, I really don't enjoy this beer much. Too sweet and too many competing flavor profiles take away from this.
08-03-2013 01:15:21 | More by FickleBeast
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3.4/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
Appearance: Straw amber color, slight haze. Thin white head.
Smell: Mostly malts and some hops.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Heavy grain taste and malts.
Overall: Ok brew. Not my first choice.
05-26-2013 16:50:51 | More by Cavanaghty
3.81/5 rDev +16.9%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A pretty spice forward aroma with wheat hints and citrus in the background. The sage and rye spice scent is pretty prominent upfront. Wheat and pale malt with hints of grains, biscuit, yeast, and cracker. Coriander spicing and some citrus hop hints of orange. Light hint of honey. Again the sage scent is prominent giving a spiced bread like aroma. Interesting and decent.
Taste: Like it smells, a very spice forward wheat beer taste with prominent notes of sage and rye spice. Upfront sage and spicy rye followed by wheat and pale malt. Notes of grains, biscuit, yeast, and cracker. Coriander spice along with citrus notes of orange and lemon. Slight taste of honey sweetness. The spices linger through the aftertaste and kind of hide the other wheat ale flavors in the background. Quite an interesting twist.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, smooth, and fairly drying on the finish.
Overall: A unique twist on the wheat ale style. The spices kind of overpower everything but the taste is decent overall.
07-16-2013 06:08:53 | More by MattyG85
2.7/5 rDev -17.2%
Pale copper hue with a bright white head forming fine speckled lacing with a hazed finish, the nose is full of sage and coriander. Spicy rye upfront in the nares with the sage/coriander combo not a bad beer. Flavor it's seeping through with all of those, let's put into perspective. Harsh spicy flavor full of a wave of coriander and sage with mixed vegetable green notes. Full bodied slick mouthfeel can't wish or wait for much more. Overall this beer is a job and somebody has got to do it.
04-26-2013 06:51:25 | More by WVbeergeek
3.18/5 rDev -2.5%
12 oz bottle, poured into a Samuel Adams pint glass
Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden yellow, with a finger of off-white head that dissolved into a thin cloud of wispy foam that formed a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a cloud of lacy foam that collected in the center of the beer. Doesn’t look exactly like a Budweiser, but it’s close.
Aroma: Lots of hops, yeasts and citrus, and some spice. Specifically, I get orange, lemon, banana, coriander, sage and clove. Actually, it smells pretty nice.
Taste: Ok, very Belgian whit-style flavors. Yeasty, but there’s the bubble gum and clove and banana that’s so prevalent in whitbiers and weissbiers that I’m not a fan of. This beer also has a very long finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, with some good carbonation to cleanse the palate and tickle the tastebuds.
Overall: I’m not a fan of this beer, mainly because I don’t like Belgian whitbiers and German weissbiers. That being said, the flavors are interesting and I’m assuming that it’s a pretty good example of what a Belgian-style whitbier is supposed to taste like.
07-10-2013 22:22:28 | More by Jeffreysan
Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.