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

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Samuel Adams Nitro White AleSamuel Adams Nitro White Ale
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.

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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 293
Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has to be chilled to serve no matter what It was pale like grapefruit pale with a medium head. This beer was so smooth and creamy that it would be my 3rd favorite beer behind pliny the elder and creme broeley

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.52/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours yellow, hazy with a very nice nitro foam. Aroma is mild but according to style. Taste and drinking experience is different and good, very nice thing to try.

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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 Urk1127
4.23/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge fluffy marshmallow head, slightly cloudy golden body
Not much smell, musty grain. That's about it
Coriander. Banana like esters. Slight grains
Almost no carbonation. Smooth. Silky

One of my now favorite beers on nitro. Excellent

If you are afraid of this because of who makes it, then you are missing out especially if you like the style. This is by no means a bland beer. Its just right. I just wish it had more of a smell to it. But the given smell doesn't detract from the experience.

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Photo of jfeyes
4.23/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this offering from SA! Hint of orange and spices....extremely smooth....excellent head....creamy. I could really get into this for everyday drinking.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.21/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams Nitro Belgian White - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the nitro can into a pint glass(ikr?), this brew's head is one finger thick and very white, with solid lacing, and a hazy golden body.

Smells like faint citrus zest with an even smaller lemongrass&coriander note.

I taste very much of the same components as described above, just very slightly more profound. Its kind of lacking in depth to be honest. I dunno if its because I'm not drinking this out of a Weizen glass (trumpet) or what the deal is. Not bad per se, but nothing life-affirming either.

The mouthfeel I'm picking up is creamy, light, and smooth. I will give the B.B.C. that with this very potentially gimmicky beer.

Overall, I'll give Samuel Adams Nitro Belgian White - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) a 4.25. I probably won't pick this up again since there are so many better Belgian whites out there. This is not to be avoided, but don't expect greatness with this one.

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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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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Artwork: This artwork is designed to make sure customers are aware of the Nitro nature of this product. It imitates a clear vessel through which you can see the nitrogenated foam and cloudy liquid of this beer. Certainly intriguing but not the most aesthetically pleasant.

Appearance: As expected the head is mousse-like and thick. The beer pours extremely cloudy and almost milk-white before it separates into a head and body. It's kinda weird to see a white beer on nitro.

Nose: Smells sweet. Fair amount of banana, clove and bubblegum.

Taste: Tastes very similar to how it smells. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: There were moments I thought I was drinking white chocolate milk. Fairly thick and the nitro carbonation is pretty enjoyable on the tongue.

Overall: The reason for trying this beer was pure curiosity. I've had dark beers on nitro before but not a white ale. I wasn't too sure what to expect but I have to admit that I liked it. The beer itself was perhaps a tad too sweet but the nitro/white combo is definitely one I wouldn't mind seeing more of.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.12/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is strong coriander, wheat, spices and funky. The flavor is wheat/malts, spices/coriander, a hint of oats and a mix of funk and earth in the finish.

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Photo of joesmithrealname
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Samuel's in Springfield, Ma.
Is this Cold Snap?
I need info!

Anyhow, it went great with my steak and potatoes....
Very drinkable, and all too smooth.

Very cool tap marker, which, I can tell you as a beer buyer for the restaurant/bar, makes a huge difference.

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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.

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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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 Suds
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my third Sam Adams' nitro brew. Although a nitro-skeptic, I've thought all three of these beers have been enjoyable, worthwhile, and engaging. This one has the usual nitro head, with a milky complexion. The aroma is of coriander, pepper, and fruit. Some yeast underneath. The taste is fruity and sweet, with spice for balance. Fairly full in body and very drinkable. I like it.

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Photo of JimKal
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It took me a while to get into this one. The first one left me wondering why SA chose a white ale but as I've continued to try it it just seems to be improving. This Nitro seems to work well when paired with food. The appearance is great with the great cascading head. As the head settles you have a cloudy beer with a nice head and great lacing on the drink down. The flavor is a bit muted which, I think, leads to how well it pairs with food. Wonderful mouthfeel. All in all I like it better than most standard white ales.

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Photo of allswells
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid beer. I like that the cans are 15oz; it's nice getting that much out of 1 individual can.

Look: BEAUTIFUL. This is the first nitro beer I've bought canned/bottled and poured myself (I love nitros on tap though), and it was a really cool process watching the nitrogen rise to the top. Leaves behind a really small head though, I wish there were more.

Smell: Really good smell! It reminds me of a really nice Belgian tripel with that yeast and sugary smell.

Taste: Eh... there's something about the taste in the head that I'm not too fond of, but I can't quite put my finger on it. I also think it's a little too heavy on the spice-side for me, but that may be personal preference. Tons of that candy sugar though!

Feel: Great! I love nitro beers and this has such a sturdy body, I'm really a fan.

All in all: it's solid and very, very easy to drink. The taste is probably the weakest point; I've had the beers for a week lying around excited to have and it may have been victim to my high expectations. With how refreshing it is and that citrusy-wheat taste, it's a very nice summer beer, in my opinion.

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Photo of 57md
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured thick and foamy. As this offering eventually settled, the hazy pale straw color became visible. The nose has notes of wheat and orange. The flavor follows the nose with even more citrus on the finish.

I thought that even the suggestion of a nitro witbier was highly dubious but I actually really liked this offering. It is highly drinkable and surprisingly tasty - an ideal sessionable spring beer.

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Photo of scootny
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A great looking beer. A reverse cascading head that produces a tight, creamy one finger head that just stays and coats my glass as I comsume. Darker than straw, the pale gold fluid has a properly cloudy countenance and a few bits of yeast.

The nose presents wheat malt twanginess, orange, coriander and peppery spiciness. A hint of vanilla.

Taste is quite good and the nitro creates an experience that I've not had in this style. While coming off as a flatish white ale it blossoms nicely after ten minutes in the glass. A lemony malt with orange notes flows into a lightly soapy and surprisingly dry finish. Yeast esters are mild and light. Light spices bolster the citrusy flavors and there's a phantom flash of bubble gum. Finish is tart and lightly chalky in its dryness. Very clean and drying.

Feel is very smooth and cask like. Gentle carbonation in no way detracts from the quenching nature and refreshing character of the beer.

A very easy drinking ale. A cask in a can. Nice.

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Photo of hardy008
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber with a one finger white head, with very good retention and lacing. The aroma is not very strong. There is wheat, orange zest, coriander, and pepper.

Tastes just like it smells. There is a mild sweetness, with some bitterness at the end of each sip. Very refreshing.

Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with proper carbonation. This is a better beer than I expected, and I might pick this up again. It would be nice on a warm summer day.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nitro can sounds defective as after an initially violent pop it takes damn-near five seconds before a paltry amount of foam escapes from the top of the can. Pour is pretty, but nowhere near the animation and liveliness of Nitro Coffee Stout. Fills the Sam Addams Nitro Project glass nicely, topping off the lip with a very small, attractive white head. A beer almost pretty enough for a commercial.

Taste is, once again, silky smooth, with a slightly bitter, almost sour amount of hop spice coming through. The second and third sip further coat the palette with a great blend of wheat and orange, making for a truly delicious beer. Hard to compare to its sister coffee stout, which will admittedly be hard to beat by any means, but this one is not at all a bad consolation price. Really love how velvety smooth these beers are.

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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 jwc215
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint-sized nitro can:

Pours hazed/clouded golden. A creamy thin white head leaves lacing.

The smell is of yeast/dough. Orange and coriander come through.

The taste is of yeast/sweet bread, lemon, orange peel and light coriander. An herbal tea like finish gives a bit of spicy, dry-ish finish.

Creamy. Very smooth. Very easy to drink.

The nitro feature puts an interesting, refreshing spin on the style.

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my first review in quite awhile. I think I needed a break from reviewing, and was drinking quite alot of other things besides beer lately anyway...

Poured from the nitro pint can into a goblet. This beer is hard to open and pour without spilling some- the nitro is really loaded. You get an ultra creamy head that never goes away, but leaves almost stiff peaks in the middle of the glass. The beer is good and hazy, with a ruddy, golden-lemon color. A fruity and floral aroma hints at the citrus and spice within. The flavor is subtle for the style, and easy drinking. The citrus (orange mainly) and spice assert themselves without being overbearing. A good deal of bitterness settles on the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is about as expected for a nitro bomb- creamy without becoming dense, and altogether refreshing.

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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 johnnnniee
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Bert's
Hazy orange golden color with a dense creamy white head that persists forever. Citrus and spice on the nose with a light peppery yeasty edge to it. Creamy velvety mouthfeel big citrus and spice flavors meld well. Different, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of superspak
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

15 ounce can into imperial pint glass, best before 6/2016. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aroma with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with a nice malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, silky, fairly creamy/bready, and slightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice witbier style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. Was hoping for a bit more yeast presence; but this still had a solid amount, and was very well balanced with the spice and malt flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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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