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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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475 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 03:19:03 | More by Treyliff
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-06-2013 00:59:41 | More by buckyp
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

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

Missouri

3.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 01:48:13 | More by Zorro
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-05-2013 00:47:06 | More by EvanWilliams
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8%

04-04-2013 22:21:11 | More by HisBoyElroy
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 01:00:29 | More by Mitchster
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kojevergas

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"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-

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:49:27 | More by kojevergas
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kaydee

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +15%

04-02-2013 03:54:39 | More by kaydee
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justincolts

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:42:32 | More by justincolts
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norinco

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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

New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

04-01-2013 22:40:56 | More by sunkistxsudafed
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

04-01-2013 20:04:06 | More by Immortal6pack
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trocketsauced

New York

4/5  rDev +22.7%

04-01-2013 14:49:50 | More by trocketsauced
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PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-01-2013 04:07:27 | More by PGVG
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beerme411

California

3/5  rDev -8%

04-01-2013 03:34:35 | More by beerme411
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -8%

03-31-2013 17:10:41 | More by plato
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baconman91

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

03-30-2013 23:58:39 | More by baconman91
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pfaucett

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-30-2013 22:19:30 | More by pfaucett
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured out as a clear golden color with a decent white head on top there is a decent scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is strong with sage, there is a nice amount of orange peel on the nose also. The taste of the beer is herbal, some subtle citrus, there is a spice note in there also. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, nicely carbonated and drinkable. Overall it's a decent beer. More of a Gruit than a Wit to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 02:24:54 | More by Knapp85
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PintOHops

California

4/5  rDev +22.7%

03-30-2013 00:18:02 | More by PintOHops
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Eriktheipaman

California

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

03-29-2013 23:01:00 | More by Eriktheipaman
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

03-28-2013 22:55:57 | More by pirmannt1
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Brad007

Vermont

3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sexy whitish-blond color with a two finger head that fades with some healthy lacing on the glass. Looks a lot like a wit.

Smells like one too. Coriander, clove and orange peel are the flavors my nose picks up. After the beer settles, I pick up spicy rye notes that actually compliment the yeast.

The rye is more prominent in the mouth, taking up quite a bit of the palate. Only tiny doses of clove, coriander and orange peel remain. Very malt-forward with a buttery edge.

The spiciness lingers at the back of the throat. Again, there's more rye and that buttery edge I mentioned. Definitely a thirst quencher.

A decent rye-infused ale that would add a little more character to a hot summer day (looking forward to those!).

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 11:45:00 | More by Brad007
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Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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