Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
White capped and lively – the frothy white head of this distinctive nitro brew softly cascades into bright gold. The first sip reveals a smooth velvety taste with a light wheat character and hints of orange while an undercurrent of peppery spice adds a bright finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,572
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
293
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 293
Reviews by Can_has_beer:
Photo of Can_has_beer
4.19/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My expectations were exceeded with this beer. The idea of a witbier being nitrogenated is interesting, and not something I have seen anywhere, at least that I can remember. With this beer, you get the creamy mouthfeel, white delicate head, and bursts of flavor. I can really pick out the spices and the orange citrus flavors. I can't remember a wit that has been this flavorful.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy/murky honey orange in color with moderate amounts of carbonation (after the initial nitro cascade) rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and faint golden yellow + copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat + pale malts, citrus/orange peel, and spices (coriander). Very light notes of Belgian yeastiness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat malts with a light presence of pale malts. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of Belgian yeast and a light flavor of citrus/orange peel and spices (coriander). Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: A pretty decent example of the style and probably the first time I have ever had a witbier on nitro... Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Moose90
2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a pure white ball of foam into the glass, it does cascade and settle into a pure clear yellow body of beer with no visible rising bubbles but a pure white head of foam sits on top and leaves behind some okay rings of lacing.

S — Smell is incredibly muted and mellow, not much going on, maybe some light graininess and cereal malts, but not much else.

T — Much like the nose, this is very muted, with just some light grainy notes and a bit of a yeasty tang, really mellow, smooth, and unassuming.

M — Light in body, very smooth on nitro, very monochromatic and borderline watery.

O — OK overall, probably the worst in the new Nitro Can series though.

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Photo of Lorwhal
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Super disappointed. The beer looks unpleasant, but is made up for with the pillowy head. I want a literal pillow made of this. Smell is pretty nice. Orangey and beer-like.

The mouthfeel is what gets me. It's flat - a white doesn't seem to stand up well to being put on nitro. Taste is fine, inoffensive, and mild. If it had even a spritz of carb then I'd enjoy this.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz nitro-can poured into a Sam Adam’s Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Cloudy golden orange with excellent nitro cascading action. Leaves behind 1 finger of tight laced head with great retention.

Nose
Lemon, orange citrus, doughy bread, wheat, and coriander.

Taste
Lemon and orange juice. Doughy bread, wheat, candy sugar, and honey. Bouquet of coriander, lemongrass, and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, ultra-smooth, juicy, and refreshing.

Overall
The nitro works beautifully with a Witbier. A home run for Sam Adams and the Nitro project.

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Photo of parris
4.46/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I knew my rating was going to be an positive outlier.

Creamy, hazy, pale orange color.

Wheaty flavor, with hints of bitter orange and coriander, as expected per style.

The nitro gives the beer a nice velvety twist, but it is still crisp and refreshing.

Sam Adams definitely nailed what they were trying to accomplish with this. All around solid wit, with a unique twist on the mouthfeel.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
1.9/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

L - Pale orange, cloudy body, two fingers of creamy head

S - Faint orange peel and wet grain

T - Wet hay and straw, barely any citrus, dry wheat, small amount of black pepper on the finish

F - Creamy, but still thin.

O - Its basically a nitro Sam Summer, and we did not need that. Tastes more like a generic macro lager with a nitro widget in the can. Nitro was too gimmicky here and did not enhance the experience. The base beer tasted bland at best, but it still had its moments of being undrinkable (especially as it warmed up).

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Photo of ckaire69
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allenson21
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
4.22/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bear1964
4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zestd
2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miami66
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bieniek30
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jemarent
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.26/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 293 ratings