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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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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of coriander and sage is quite dominant with light sweet wheat malt notes also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by sage with quite a bit of coriander, light orange peel and light wheat malt with some light residual sugar notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Quite enjoyed the spice mix but a fuller malt profile would have also been beneficial.

Phyl21ca, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy medium golden color, with small streams of carbonation, which drift lazily to the surface. The snow-white head is small, persistent, and leaves sheets of unbroken lacing on the glass walls.

Aroma: Quite spicy, with coriander, orange rind, and lightly toasted wheat malt, and grassy and floral hops.

Taste: Opens with a wave of bready malt, with spicy flavors soon after. The coriander and orange rind present well.Towards the end of the taste, a moderate herbal bitterness manifests. Finishes with a slight flush of citric sweetness and a moderate herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and fairly full, with a bit of carbonation sting.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting rendition of a Witbier, with the more aggressive hop profile, one could consider it an "American Wit".

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Pegasus, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Griffen6399
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Griffen6399, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Hazy yellow/orange. One finger head with nice carbonation

S-Very heavy on the sage, corriander and orange peel. Like orange scented grass.

T-Very very very sweet. Too sweet. Very strong corriander and sage notes. Good deal of orange as well. Not getting any rye whatsoever.

M-Lighter, dry, tad watery, slight carbonation.

O-As it warms the balance gets worse and worse.

rlee1390, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Botulizard, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -8%

100200300, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of dannydetox
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

For the style, i do not think this beer delivers anything spectacular. pours a pale golden color with a thin, white head that disappears quickly. initial pour provided an intriguing blast of sage, with citrus notes and some grain mixed in as well. across the palate i get less of the rounded wheat characteristics from other examples of this style, but it isn't substantially off. corriander spice and citurs are the primary flavors wafting across the palate as the beer goes down; would not have guessed there is rye in the mash. easy drinking and inoffensive, this beer would refresh on a summer afternoon, but won't cause revelation.

dannydetox, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of scott2269
3.75/5  rDev +15%

scott2269, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Radiosox
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Radiosox, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of shacawgo24
3.75/5  rDev +15%

shacawgo24, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of the_awesometeer
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

the_awesometeer, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Trent
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Trent, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

mrfrancis, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

sgttibbs, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

jgunther71, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Danny1217
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Danny1217, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Taz_Michael
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Taz_Michael, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Ecxeeder616
1.5/5  rDev -54%

Ecxeeder616, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -8%

ThinkAgain, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Richieboy81
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Richieboy81, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of remitrom
3/5  rDev -8%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of LeRose
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, pint glass.

Appearance - a somewhat hazy orange/goldish color. Brief but good size white foamy head, not too much lacing.

Smell - faint spiciness of corainder/clove, light citrus/lemony zest aroma, maybe some wheat characteristics, not much else. Fairly uninspiring, but not unpleasant. Seemed weaker compared to other witbiers.

Taste - the taste was an improvement. A little more depth to the taste with the rye and earthy characteristics kicking in as I drank more. Wasn't really showing much on the first sip though. Improved as it warmed and after multiple sips. The spices are not too prevalent but they are there. The wheat character is also playing a bit role here. There was a very slight sourness as well.

Mouthfeel - not highly carbonated, but a little fizzy. MEdium body, a little smoothness.

Overall - worth trying, but not something I need to have again. It was OK, refreshing enough, and good enough beer to drink. A couple was enough, though.

LeRose, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of EricVincentt
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

EricVincentt, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of hit728
3/5  rDev -8%

hit728, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Kyrojack, Aug 04, 2013
Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.