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

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Samuel Adams Nitro White AleSamuel Adams Nitro White Ale

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

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.

Added by tb4475 on 10-27-2015

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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 77
Reviews by justintcoons:
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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 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 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 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 oberon
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Tis the time of year for me anyways to drink the lighter beers I normally wouldn't,but that damn heat and "big" beers can be a bad combo.Pours into an imperial nonic a nitro creamy clouded orange color with that nitro dispensed creamy white head atop.Not getting much in the nose except for a bit of toasted wheat malt and a hint of white pepper spice.The flavors are pretty light as well with that grain and pepper element to go along with some coriander in the finish,slightly metallic as well.About what I expected to be honest,not bad after some lawn work in 95 degree heat....

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold to copper in color with plenty of haziness. There's a solid inch of creamy, dense beige resting on top. Aroma is of pale wheat and coriander. The taste is of a closely balanced blend of coriander and pale wheat. I think perhaps the coriander is a bit strong for this beer. The mouth is creamy and dense, as expected considering it is a nitro beer.

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Photo of BBQWhisperer
4.41/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.26/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of J2875
2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Disappointed. Weak taste. Good color but that's about it.

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Photo of jigglymig
2.02/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

in the world of easy to get nitro beers go with guiness this is a piece of shit compared. it tastes like a blue moon that went bad. Taking into consideration the cost of the beer I'd give it a negative review. I'd rather buy a 6 pack of budweiser than this and I hate budweiser unless I'm already drunk. stay clear of this one, it is a cheap imitation!

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

Photo of acurtis
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of PUbeer
3.09/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fjmessi
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Harmless pub type ale. Similar to a Boddingtons.

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Photo of scaryguy4u
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Boston Beer Co. "Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale"
15 fl. oz. can, no freshness dating
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

I'll assume that this is the standard Samuel Adams White Ale but done with a nitrogen presentation. If it's not I apologize, but my memory of the beer tells me it is. If it's not, it's pretty close. So the question is, does the nitrogen pour enhance the beer in anyway? Hmmmmm.... hard to tell. I feel that it softens it and takes away from some of the spiciness and citrus notes; but on the other hand the appearance and mouthfeel are boosted a touch. It certainly looks better in the glass the whole way through, and the smoothness across the palate is nice... but I feel I'm lacking a little "bite" as well. I can't really judge it stylistically because the nitrogen has thrown that out the window, so I'll just have to rate it hedonistically and see how it fares. I will say, however, that it's certainly worth trying just to see. If you're familiar with the regular version, or just like the style give it a try.

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Photo of RickS95
3.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It's a very attractive beer with a strange cascading head forming over a milky golden yellow beer. Looks like a wit topped with an IPA-like frothy head. Very foamy head with long legs. A swirl completely coats the glass.

The scent is not aggressive enough as I can barely pick up any notes of anything. There's a clovey, coriander-like scent. It even after warming a bit, there's little to work the nose.

Like the nose, little stands out. Maybe a bit of honey, some Pilsner malt, a touch of spice, and that's all she wrote.

Exceptionally smooth and creamy...a bit too much so. It gives it a water feel. Very lager like, it lacks the sharpness of an ale.

As usual, a swing and a miss from Sam Adams.

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy yellow orange color with a large nitro infused white head. The aroma is wheat and malt with some citrus. The taste is a nice mix of wheat and malt. A thoroughly enjoyable beer.

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Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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