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

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BA SCORE
75
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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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zeff80

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -31%

05-03-2013 15:13:21 | More by DuffDaddy
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-03-2013 12:51:22 | More by oriolesfan4
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Lazaro

Florida

3/5  rDev -8%

05-03-2013 04:24:45 | More by Lazaro
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ale207

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-02-2013 23:13:50 | More by ale207
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Bob6518

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

05-02-2013 15:57:41 | More by Bob6518
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cbsoftware

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -31%

05-02-2013 15:17:07 | More by cbsoftware
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Irrationalist

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-01-2013 03:31:42 | More by Irrationalist
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wedge

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed yellow color under a quickly dissipating off-white head. Smells quite sage-y with a coriander and bright citrus backdrop. Herbal, peppery, and floral. A much more prominent grainy wheat element shows up mid-sip and less sage all around. Orange peel and coriander sweetness transition to a lavender-like floral note and faint ginger. An interesting take on the style for sure. I really like the fresh grain in the finish. Medium bodied and perhaps a touch undercarbonated, but a solid, refreshing beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 01:07:16 | More by wedge
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-30-2013 17:22:23 | More by Chucker17
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the summer mixpack.. hazed golden.. short lasting white head with little lacing.

The nose is sage heavy, I thought at first it was cardamom.. peppery and light sweet citrus zest..

Despite all the weird spices and herbs, I think this is pretty tasty..

Light body and medium carbonation make for a burpy brew, but it is still drinkable... would work well with authentic Thai.

3.25/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 05:07:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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Whimpers

New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-28-2013 21:07:01 | More by Whimpers
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-28-2013 12:48:40 | More by campfirebrew
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Any morw when I get these mixed cases from Sammy, I now buy them for the value, pretty sure this offering won't dissabuse me from that line of thought...

Pours bronze with a sliver if beige head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Coriander, white grape, orange peel

T: Follows the nose, grains of paradise & white pepper & orange peel. A kiss of honey dryness, orange peel & more grains of paradise as this warms. Finishes dry with some sweet tangerine notes & a touch of peppery spice, plus golden delcious apples & wheat tartness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, skews a tad sweet for the style

Drinks very easy, could do a few on a hot summer's day, I'd easily put it above Hooegarten Wit in it present state. This one exceeded my expectations

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 03:29:30 | More by russpowell
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-28-2013 00:40:59 | More by hilgart1
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scarfacecrowe

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served up in a growler, the beer poured a hazey golden color with a thick short lived white head. aroma was malty with clove, honey and citrus. The beer was light on the palate with a slight hops finish and tasted like it smelled, of cloves and citrus. I have never had a rye beer so I really am unable to make a comparison but, overall I thought the beer was very nice. I will give the mouthfeel a little bit better than average rating as I enjoy the yeasty aftertaste. The brew seems to get better as it warms.

Serving type: growler

04-27-2013 21:46:23 | More by scarfacecrowe
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-27-2013 10:50:55 | More by shehateme
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy and golden-yellow in color...white head and a bit of lace. Average, but nice-looking beer. The smell is interesting...lots of pepper, seems like a mix of white and black pepper and something a bit more exotic. Earthy and spicy. Some underlying stone fruit. The taste is similar...the spice and pepper kick in quickly...not much malt...drier than I expected. I don't get rye, but there is a notable grain streak running through the beer. Fairly full in body. Full carbonation. Drinkable and interesting, but not something that would entice me again and again.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:52:27 | More by Suds
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 06:51:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-26-2013 03:39:38 | More by j-estep
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Texas

3/5  rDev -8%

04-26-2013 02:14:16 | More by truesolution
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kristenspaintings

California

3.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams’ Little White Rye was a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but ended up liking the flavor very much. The aroma is okay but the flavor is complex. I can taste the orange, coriander and rye. The sage is probably there too but I don’t know the flavor well enough on its own to tell you if I tasted sage.

Overall this beer has a nice herbal quality and I would pick it out specifically if I saw it outside the Summer Brew sampler box it came in.

Pairings: It would taste good with corned beef and cabbage.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:50:16 | More by kristenspaintings
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-25-2013 23:10:01 | More by Bromine
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Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-25-2013 22:38:24 | More by Keithandandrewdotcom
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Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

04-25-2013 21:26:11 | More by rgille2
Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.