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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

483 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-04-2013 20:10:55 | More by zeff80
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Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -54%

06-24-2013 21:56:52 | More by SuomiHobbit
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4.5/5  rDev +38%

04-14-2013 23:35:31 | More by markallmon
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Lazaro

Florida

3/5  rDev -8%

05-03-2013 04:24:45 | More by Lazaro
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +45.7%

05-20-2013 21:47:11 | More by squeakmeister
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New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -31%

06-16-2013 17:20:55 | More by Justinn13
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8%

05-26-2013 22:05:37 | More by chudson1992
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Cavanaghty

Maine

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
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westcott

California

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-28-2013 13:53:57 | More by westcott
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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zapx

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

01-12-2014 16:09:58 | More by zapx
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-09-2014 01:25:00 | More by GOBLIN
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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schoon

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2013 23:24:02 | More by schoon
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Minnesota

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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Minnesota

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New York

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Illinois

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New Jersey

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Jeffreysan

Maryland

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
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Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.