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

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75
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500 Ratings
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Brad007 on 03-28-2013

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Photo of neenerzig
3.79/5  rDev +16.6%
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

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JLaw55
1/5  rDev -69.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tried this one after the Revolutionary Rye and guess what? Just as bad as that one. I guess this was a second attempt at this beer with a new name, but it sure didn't improve.

Will never seek out, purchase, or drink again.

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Dmmflys
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of maximum12
3.17/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of auxiliary
3.56/5  rDev +9.5%
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!!

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of IndigoMacaw
4/5  rDev +23.1%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.