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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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470 Ratings
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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New York

3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color, bright when held up to light. The head was pure white and short. It quickly dissipated into a light ring.

The aroma is fragrant. Noticeable coriander and orange peel. Not too much coriander where it smells like celery. There is also a fairly strong lemon and pepper aroma. Overall it has a bright scent.

The taste is of a bready wheat and rye malt. Not sure the rye adds any flavor but seems to add some body. The coriander is a bit aggressive and borders on old celery. The orange peel adds some fruitiness. Peppery and grassy notes as well.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Sweet and spicy on the palate with enough of a grassy bitterness. A shade or two heftier than a traditional witbier.

A decent wit. The rye seems to mellow the coriander a bit but the beer still drinks bright

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 00:55:42 | More by Gmann
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-17-2013 22:56:16 | More by weaselchew
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3/5  rDev -8%

05-17-2013 20:49:02 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed golden with a creamy white head that leaves ample lacing.

The smell is of orange peel, coriander and sage.

The taste is of orange peel and coriander. The sage is quite heavy, giving it a leafy character. Rye is barely noticeable - just a touch of mint in the finish.

It is light-bodied with medium carbonation. Finish lingers a bit.

Well, it's interesting. A bit too leafy/herbal for my taste, but it works well enough overall to be drinkable. I had no trouble drinking both in the variety pack, but wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 16:07:20 | More by jwc215
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-17-2013 04:16:50 | More by johntandlich
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

LOOK: Hazed yellow with a soapy, well retaining white froth.

SMELL: Wheat, lemon peel, malts and an overall graininess.

TASTE: Lemony and wheaty, mild if any rye flavor. Some chlorophyll induced leafy flavor is strong from the white sage. A touch of bitterness and earthy spice. Bitterness is mild, and there is a lot of citrus to it. Overly citrusy, could be confused with many similar products by macro brewers. Almost has a cleaning product flavor, assuming they taste like they smell.

FEEL: Medium bodied, crisp, creamy malt body and decent feel.

OVERALL: This has too much citrus peel and herbs. BOSTON BEER CO, listen!! Not every beer you make needs citrus peel or coriander!! Not to mention spice rack herbs. Bleh. Over spiced and the flavors just don't work. Pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:22:05 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazed orange yellow color with a two finger white head. The head is on the slightly rockier side, fading slowly over time to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of citrus (orange and lemon) and yeast as would be expected for a wit. There are the classic notes of banana and spice of coriander, pepper and clove as well as some light rye grainy smell along with a somewhat more potent herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins rather wit like with a somewhat wheaty and orange citrus taste. Quickly flavors of yeast and spice of a coriander and pepper come to the tongue along with a little bit of a rye flavor creeping onto the scene. The rye gets a bit stronger more toward the end competing with the wheat flavor in intensity. At the finale of the taste a light floral and herbal hop flavor comes into the flavor profile leaving a rather smooth taste to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was rather average in thickness with a carbonation level that was slightly on the higher side. Both the body and the carbonation were rather fitting for the style, complimenting the citrus and rye/wheat flavors well as well as making for a very easy drinker.

Overall – An easy drinking wit with a bit of rye and some other lighter flavors incorporated within. While nothing of extraordinary regard, it was tasty and makes for a nice summer style brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:38:15 | More by Darkmagus82
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.74/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. The beer pours hazy golden with a thick white head and lots of visible rising bubbles. The nose is full of orange, coriander, and sage. I also get some peppery rye, which adds more spiciness to the bright aromas. The taste follows the nose with the wheat and barley adding some nice backbone to this beer. The citrus does meld well with the rye, coriander, and sage. There's that spiciness and earthy quality that balances out the citrus pretty well. There's also a bit of tartness in the flavor. The body is light with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. The beer drinks pretty well. This is a good beer that hits the right notes and works as a refreshing summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.