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

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | 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 ZAP
3.31/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big corriander impression on the aroma and the taste. A little zestiness from the rye addition but it is pretty subltle...almost a little black pepper in there as well. Reminds more of a saison/wit hybrid.

It' interesting enough but a little overspiced for my tastes. If you like corriander laden brews this is for you.

ZAP, May 04, 2013
Photo of Kelp
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

zeff80, May 04, 2013
Photo of DuffDaddy
2.25/5  rDev -31%

DuffDaddy, May 03, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

oriolesfan4, May 03, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
3/5  rDev -8%

Lazaro, May 03, 2013
Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ale207, May 03, 2013
Photo of Bob6518
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Bob6518, May 02, 2013
Photo of cbsoftware
2.25/5  rDev -31%

cbsoftware, May 02, 2013
Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Irrationalist, May 01, 2013
Photo of wedge
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.

wedge, May 01, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Chucker17, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
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.


JohnGalt1, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Whimpers
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Whimpers, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

campfirebrew, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of russpowell
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

russpowell, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

hilgart1, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of scarfacecrowe
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.

scarfacecrowe, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of shehateme
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

shehateme, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Suds
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.

Suds, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of j-estep
3.75/5  rDev +15%

j-estep, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of truesolution
3/5  rDev -8%

truesolution, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of kristenspaintings
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.

kristenspaintings, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Bromine
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Bromine, Apr 26, 2013
Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.