Samuel Adams White Ale
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams White AleSamuel Adams White Ale
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #272
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,562
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 14.99%
Reviews:
967
Ratings:
559
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
Added:
Jan 30, 2003
Wants:
  44
Gots:
  113
SCORE
79
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Samuel Adams White AleSamuel Adams White Ale
Notes: Was a Spring seasonal, now a Fall/Winter seasonal.
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Rated: 3.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
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Rated by DaBeetl

1.53/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
no flavor whatsoever; it went down like water. - I want my money back! - sticking with UFO White!
Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.7 by shu from Georgia

Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Chipwells from Georgia

Mar 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.37 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Jan 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.63 by NastyNorseman from New York

Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle:

Pours a beautiful hazy orange with a slightly dark gold tint. Head is white and bubbly. No lacing to speak of but good retention at least around the circumference of the glass. Lots of carbonation bubbles visible.

I get lots of orange peel in the aroma with clove and some other wintery spices in there. Not getting much in the way of hops.

Taste is orange and tangerine upfront, almost sweet for a split second, then you get the hops and spices, especially clove. Clove sticks around a bit too long for me - I would have liked a bit more citrus in the finish to lift it up a bit. Probably won’t drink this by itself again but I feel like it’d be enjoyable with a hearty meal.

Feel is crisp and the cloves and spices make the beer feel warm even though I am drinking it chilled at around 42 degrees F. Carbonation bounces on the tongue.

Overall - pretty difficult to rate this one. Loved the look and the feel, but a bit underwhelmed by it otherwise. I’d definitely drink this again if offered or if it was sure to be the best beer on a restaurant menu, but I don’t think I’ll be buying it in bottles again.
Nov 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

Nov 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.35 by annp1022 from California

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by Nace4 from Virginia

Jul 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by harpus from Alabama

Mar 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stardusthotel83 from Washington

Jan 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by generallee from Virginia

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by Mikey440 from California

Jan 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.7 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.18 by Aoyoc from Nebraska

May 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.65 by todfug from Minnesota

May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 05, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Good yellow appearance replete with 1" of white foam and significant haze throughout. Looks the part. Aroma hit all that spice rack stuff they were talking about on the label.

Taste was wheat and coriander, this is a chewy beer with lots of malted wheat floating all over the place. Still too much clove and spice rack for my tastes. Some citrus rind. Highly carbonated. Must love spice rack to be all about this beer.
Apr 17, 2016
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Newer SA belly pint glass nitro draft pour is a hazy dirty yellow floating a robust white head with lacing.

The aroma is spicy/yeasty/hoppy with more citrus than clove.
Flavors are similar with the nitro nicely covering the clove/cinnamon taste I remember from previous tastings.
Mouthfeel is creamy as expected from the nitro delivery and the finish is orange clean.

Given that it is SA, I still like their effort.
Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Akeah from Colorado

Mar 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.24 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.29 by HoppyBeerisHappyBeer from Indiana

Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jan 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by Zylod from West Virginia

Dec 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.08 by Bissel328 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2015
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Rated by Eddie_Kobane from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Sam Adams best beer!
Dec 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by briandaube from Delaware

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Sep 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by Thecalmdrinker from Nevada

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by 2beerdogs from California

May 28, 2015
 
Rated: 2.79 by Brown120 from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.33 by Jason_cs from Florida

May 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by rossracing from Illinois

May 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.07 by MikeDL from New York

May 08, 2015
Samuel Adams White Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 1526 ratings