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Samuel Adams Little White Rye - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Little White RyeSamuel Adams Little White Rye

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BA SCORE
75
okay

476 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 03-28-2013)
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tut2528

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

05-26-2013 00:57:32 | More by tut2528
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neenerzig

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've had a bottle of this sitting in the back of my fridge for a long time nos, so I figured tonight was as good of a time as many to finally pop the cap and drink this. Poured into my Sam Adams pint glass out of a 12 oz bottle. This beer pours a slightly cloudy, hazy medium golden color with a bit of an orange club. has a nice white head that is about 1/2 to 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. Settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a nice film surface coating of foam on the surface of the beer and pretty decent lacing. Aromas of some spices, citrus, and a hint of hops. Has a mildly malty sweet taste upfront that gives way to some spices such as coriander, sage, and rye and is rounded out with a mild hop presence. I like the fact that this beer is more on the subtle end with all its flavors, especially the spices, and no one flavor tends to dominate. the balance of flavors makes this more enjoyable than i have a feeling it would likely be otherwise. Has a slightly crisp, mainly smooth and frothy, medium to fill bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A good beer all around. Not Sam Adam's best offering by any means but I found this to be enjoyable enough that I could see myself drinking a pint or so of this on occasion. The flavor profile is unique even though it is not really bombastic.

Eric

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 06:13:21 | More by neenerzig
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-17-2014 12:51:34 | More by costanzo_mike
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

07-12-2014 14:54:40 | More by pat_usher
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-12-2014 00:04:28 | More by Jmbbabson
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JLaw55

Missouri

1/5  rDev -69.3%

07-11-2014 05:33:58 | More by JLaw55
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

07-10-2014 20:38:30 | More by yuenglingfan101
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Dmmflys

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +38%

07-06-2014 05:24:30 | More by Dmmflys
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2014 02:26:14 | More by Vogt52
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JJChrist

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-21-2014 19:54:07 | More by JJChrist
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reaching into the back of the fridge for a bottle sent me as an extra by browniewithnuts during a rather epic trade, & I feel the rye demon whispering in my ear. I let it win. A lot. 12 oz. bottle.

The pour is clear, filtered, light orange, carbonation is fairly low. Smells like a winter warmer: spices from your grandma's rack, orange, & a lovely but appealing note that I'm imagining is the sage. I should watch more Food Network. Nah. My wife watches enough for both of us. And most of the rest of the block.

Little Spicey Rye, er, Little White Rye is a beer without a base. The addition of the spices, rye, orange, all team & made me go back thinking "what style is this? Wit? Huh." Spices fade to a gentle sweetness. Big & thick for a modest, low ABV wit, that's for sure. Couldn't drink much of this, but what's in my cup is going down.

Interesting? A beer that's overwhelmed by the spices. Not bad, but nothing I'd go out of my way for again. Decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 02:14:55 | More by maximum12
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-15-2014 22:15:11 | More by atone315
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -8%

06-07-2014 13:28:39 | More by xJMFCx
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

05-27-2014 22:13:37 | More by Durandal_777
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ruckus232

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-25-2014 02:23:21 | More by ruckus232
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-23-2014 19:10:17 | More by KevMo84
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a large white head that left some lace on the glass, light yellow color.
Smells of spices, orange peel, lemon, some hops.
Citus, bread, yeast, and spice in the taste.
Medium light body feel.
Overall nice tasting beer to start off your day!!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 02:00:17 | More by auxiliary
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-05-2014 02:17:13 | More by thatoneguymike
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

05-01-2014 20:54:47 | More by AJ01923
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IndigoMacaw

New York

4.04/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As it stands right now, this is my favorite beer. Came home to my parents house after months away and found one in the refrigerator, haven't seen another one since. Wonderfully balanced and the flavor is near perfect. Good for any time of the year, summer especially good.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 03:49:38 | More by IndigoMacaw
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atrocity

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -31%

04-25-2014 15:48:06 | More by atrocity
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Vt_beer_sampler

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-12-2014 10:32:49 | More by Vt_beer_sampler
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weazle1334

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-06-2014 12:40:03 | More by weazle1334
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.7%

04-05-2014 18:08:00 | More by WuBByG999
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8%

03-13-2014 05:15:05 | More by oso
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Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.