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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

473 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present, but the label is notched at best before August 2013. My third new beer from the Samuel Adams summer sampler pack.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours one finger of white head that dies away quickly. Body is a murky golden orange, unfiltered, with sediment suspended in the glass.

S - Can definitely smell the white sage in this one up front, which is actually very pleasant smelling. Lemon / orange citrus zest, coriander & some additional floral notes, and some black pepper from the rye presence.

T - Crisp & smooth. The tart citrus melds with the herbal spicy sage & rye very nicely, which is actually surprising. Sweet and citric, yet grassy and earthy at the same time. Bubblegum malts make themselves known in the finish.

M - Feel ends dry, with some minor tartness hanging on in the background, along with some herbal earthy notes from the presence of the sage and the rye.

Overall, a surprisingly impressive endeavor from the Samuel Adams crew. Probably not a beer I would be interested in having often, but it is definitely nice to see these guys bring something new and exciting to the table. So far, this has probably been my favorite beer from the summer sampler 12 pack. I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

Samuel Adams Little White Rye ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

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3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, orangey gold with a quick to die head. That fast my beer is naked.

Smells like orange zest, sun dried wheat and a "leafiness" that I love. Not sure if the leafiness comes from the hops or the sage but I like it.

Crisp with a Sam Adams amount of rye spice. Mild, herbal lump in back.

Between White Christmas, White Lantern, Blackberry Wit, Imperial Wit and now LWR, Sam is really pumping out the witbeers. This is the best of them all says I.

Serving type: bottle

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A - Light Gold in color. White thin head with tight bubbles. Hazy.

S - Lemon meringue pie. Very sweet smelling. I also get another spice. According to their website it is white sage. Smells like lavender to me.

T - Tastes like lemon meringue pie mixed with lavendar. It is very sweet. The crisp rye finish along with a little hop bitterness helps dry out the finish. The complexity is definitely there but I'm not really appreciating it. After a few sips the dry bitter finish turns kind of chalky but in a flowery kind of way. Very odd.

M - Full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Kind of slick.

O - Well, sometimes Sam Adams makes really good seasonals, and other times you wonder what they were thinking. They just got a little to clever for their own good with this one. Why do they make so many of their summer/spring beers so sweet?

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Yet another witbier from the folks at Sam Adams. 12 oz. bottle poured into a globe glass shows a hazed lemon amber with a half inch white cap. So so retention for the style.

Aroma of noble hops it seemed initially though an artificial lemon/flowery nature becomes more prominent as the cap settles. Sage comes across more as rosemary on the nose while the coriander and rye escape me when cold especially. Hop aroma adds a pine character with exposure. Rye texture is quite prominent in the taste while the lemon notes return on the finish. Rye gives the feel a fullish body while the citrus keeps it in check, though it does get a bit harsh for the style with warming. Overall pretty decent brew and a bit of a different tack.

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Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.