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

Samuel Adams Nitro White AleSamuel Adams Nitro White Ale
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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #642
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,931
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 17.05%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
294
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
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Samuel Adams Nitro White AleSamuel Adams Nitro White Ale
Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 294
Reviews by Darkmagus82:
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on nitro tap in an imperial pint glass

Appearance – Being a nitro pour the brew is served with a thick and creamy white head that has an amazing level of retention. The golden colored brew’s head very slowly fades over time to leave tons of spider web lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is very light overall with just a bit of a bready and slightly fruity aroma of peach and orange.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth and light bready taste mixed with a little bit of sweetness consisting mainly of a fruit nature. The fruit is mostly of a orange and peach with these flavors growing slightly stronger as the taste advances. Along with these flavors comes some light notes of a coriander and a bit of clove. Some light notes of a floral and herbal hop come at the very end, and in combination with the rest, leave one with a very smooth and clean taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is creamy and smooth being a nitro pour, but is on the slightly thinner side for a brew of 5.5 % abv. The slightly thinner feel is actually nice for the lighter and sweet flavors for the brew all while the creamy and smooth make this one flavorful and mouth coating. I rather liked the feel of this one.

Overall – This is a super easy drinking brew. I actually rather liked it. Not too heavy in flavor or feel, but certainly giving you a nice taste and feel. A rather nice, more session style “light” (in color) nitro brew.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -19.1%
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 -13.9%
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 +16.8%
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 +28.9%
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 -45.1%
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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4.06/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allenson21
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bear1964
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
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: 79 out of 100 with 294 ratings