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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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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Brad007 on 03-28-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-11-2013 03:11:09 | More by TimoP
Photo of tastybeer

North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev +1.5%

Bright orange, clear with carbonation bubbles a plenty, and a nice white layer on top. Lace is spotty. Aroma is stinky wheat beer-like. Sweet mellowed out lemon, pizza dough. Not a lot going on yet still intriguing. Taste is similar with the added punch of tartness and spice. Texture is syrupy and a touch sandy. The carbonation tingle lasts through the finish.

I've concluded that this beer is ok. It doesn't really draw me in really...

04-09-2013 23:13:44 | More by tastybeer
Photo of mattkoon

South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +30.1%

i wasnt sure what to expect from this little white rye. it pours a gold color with a tinge of cloudiness. there is sage in this beer and i comes hard to the nose. the taste is clean, not too bitter and the sage creeps in at the back... and its not too over powering. i think it makes for a really interesting beer. the over all taste is light enough to go into a "summer collection box" (which is where i got it). i do have to give them props for the sage flavor i have had some other herbal beers in the past that made me feel like i was drinking soup. but little white rye has enough sage to be interesting with out the over all beer being off putting. i was pleasantly surprised by this.

04-09-2013 21:06:30 | More by mattkoon
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West Virginia

3.38/5  rDev +3.7%

Appearance: Lightly cloudy. Yellowish orange.
Smell: Some spice and citrus. Wheat.
Taste: Some spice and citrus. Wheat.
Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation.

My first thought was that it tasted like a crispier Blue Moon. The smell is enjoyable, and the taste is slightly more so. The citrus and spice are wrapped in a wheat-tasting body. A certain spice lingers in your throat after each drink. It's not a bad drink. I probably wouldn't get it again. However, I do like that spicy/peppery burn aftertaste.

04-09-2013 03:31:49 | More by TeamMathis
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

04-08-2013 21:40:45 | More by RockinRob925
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-08-2013 18:47:36 | More by kjkinsey
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-06-2013 19:31:01 | More by nyrblue2
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

04-06-2013 15:06:40 | More by Jsher
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West Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -7.1%

A- pours a hazy golden color with with a pretty good size white foamy head with decent retention.

S- spicy and peppery, coriander and orange peel, hay, sage, herbal. Interesting but not necessarily appealing

T- spicy rye definitely noticeable up front, dried sage and lemon notes, coriander, mostly malty.

M- medium body with crisp carbonation, foamy mouthfe with a crisp-yet-smooth finish

O- I just wasn't feeling this one, the sage notes left a funny aftertaste, not my favorite Sam Adams

04-06-2013 03:19:03 | More by Treyliff
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-06-2013 00:59:41 | More by buckyp
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3/5  rDev -8%

04-06-2013 00:22:27 | More by Bockerdoppel91
Photo of scratch69


3.84/5  rDev +17.8%

I poured a bottle into a Samuel Adams glass.

Appearance- Hazy, golden color with a fingers worth of head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Aromas of sage and coriander with a hint of orange peel.

Taste- Strong sage and rye flavor with subtle notes of oranges and coriander.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and well carbonated. Very crisp.

Overall- A pretty good beer. Sam Adams needs to release this in 6-packs.

04-05-2013 23:48:35 | More by scratch69
Photo of Zorro


3.84/5  rDev +17.8%

Cloudy amber with a tall puffy white head.

Smells strongly of sage and lavender. Orange and coriander this is quite spicy and smells lovely.

Starts out dry and slightly sour with a strong sage and coriander taste. Mildly sweet and quite a nice spice flavor. Bitter orange and a little ginger to go with the coriander and sage. The sage taste is what really makes this beer, mildly minty and spicy in a bright sunny way.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a damn nice beer, probably the best one in the whole summer variety 12 pack.

Addendum: Re-sampled today. Yes this is a good beer; sell in six packs please.

04-05-2013 01:48:13 | More by Zorro
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-05-2013 00:47:06 | More by EvanWilliams
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3/5  rDev -8%

04-04-2013 22:21:11 | More by HisBoyElroy
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4.1/5  rDev +25.8%

Purchased as part of their spring mixed 12 pack.

Brewed with "Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend", rye, orange peal, coriander and white sage. Hopped with "Tettnang Tettnanger and Saaz Noble Hops"

7 SRM, 5.3% ABV, 18 IBU, 191 kcal/12oz.
Relases a heavy Psssht when uncapped. Brisk carbonation, ~3.5 carbs. Pours out to a clear pale golden, forming a voluminous tall whipped bone white head with great retention and solid thick meringue like lacing. The aroma is really nice...Tons of coriander and orange peel with minimal Belgian phenolics or funk. I don't really pick up on the sage...perhaps a mild herbal spiciness. The mouthfeel is soft, lightly acidic with a medium-light body. The taste is really full of orange peel and coriander and it goes down easy. Nicely balanced with the malts and a very mild bitterness makes this exceptionally drinkable, but because of it's very strong coriander and orange presence it might wear thin after a few. Crisp and clean.

A nice beer. I would buy it again.

04-04-2013 01:00:29 | More by Mitchster
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2.53/5  rDev -22.4%

"Ale brewed with orange peel and coriander with sage added." Best befote September. 5.3% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of okay cream, decent thickness, and above average (~3 minute) retention. Body colour is a fairly vibrant clear translucent yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Generally appealing.

Sm: Lemon, straw, cilantro, pale malts, light cream, clove, and light orange peel. A mild strength aroma. No real yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Pretty crap across the board. Artificial lemon dominates atop a body of pale malts and straw. Light orange peel. Artificial and imbalanced. Very poorly done for a witbier. I'm not a fan. Simple, boring, and bland. Doesn't deliver.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Artificial body. Overcarbonated. Too thick for the style. Doesn't suit the flavour profile. Poor presence on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable I guess, but forgettable. I definitely wouldn't get this again. Lacks flavour. Poorly executed for the style. A bad beer from Sam Adams. Low quality. Should not have made it to market.

Low C-

04-03-2013 04:49:27 | More by kojevergas
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-02-2013 03:54:39 | More by kaydee
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3.58/5  rDev +9.8%

Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head. Bottle states it is an ale brewed with orange peel and coriander with sage added. It has a nice smell, smells like summer, with a tad bit of citrus smell. Definitely has a slight citrus flavor, a small amount of activity when poured. Not a lot of texture, but that suits its summer billing. Would certainly be a good summer grilling out beer to accompany some backyard food.

04-02-2013 00:42:32 | More by justincolts
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-01-2013 23:18:07 | More by norinco
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New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

04-01-2013 22:40:56 | More by sunkistxsudafed
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-01-2013 20:04:06 | More by Immortal6pack
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New York

4/5  rDev +22.7%

04-01-2013 14:49:50 | More by trocketsauced
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-01-2013 04:07:27 | More by PGVG
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3/5  rDev -8%

04-01-2013 03:34:35 | More by beerme411
Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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