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Samuel Adams White Christmas | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel. The familiar citrus and wheat characters of the ale are complemented by the warmth of the spices for a festive brew that's perfect for the season.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,325
Reviews:
321
Ratings:
1,739
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
405
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,739 |  Reviews: 321
Photo of frykid
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ledouge
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sashmont
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank straight from bottle. Still got some banana/clove scent plus spice. The taste is a little bland if not for the spice -
very little hops. Feels a little slick. Overall: Meh, doesn't really work for me, worth trying once for variety

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Photo of omahawk
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not my favorite style of beer, but this is well done. Pours and clear light copper - definitely clearer than some Wits. A nice light crisp taste. This is very drinkable and a great beer for sharing with friends.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Straw gold with some cinnamon and pumpkin on the nose. Wish there was a little less fizz up front. A decent seasonal.

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Photo of jeschaefer
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
4.3/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is straw gold, a bit of haze, head is bright white with small, frothy bubbles. Head presents at least 1 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top, some lacing on the glass.

Smell is a bit subdued compared to the taste with less spice character and prominent biscuit and wheat malt.

Taste reminds me of a lightly spiced pumpkin ale without cinnamon. Spices are just enough to interject flavor into the wit character - some ginger, some clove, hints of citrus zest. Not much yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel is moderate, spices are not overbearing and malt provides lingering pleasant balance.

Overall a lightly spiced wheat beer, not exactly a witbier as the yeast flavor is not dominant.

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Photo of Demi
2.23/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarko579
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden with lots of bubbles and a thick but receeding head. Spice and yeasty characteristics scented from the nose of this beer but almost soda like. Gentle flavored with very slight spice(pepper like from the nutmeg is my guess)and yeast wit and a bready finish. Decent carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of MattReily
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acashk
2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lampro
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pleasant drink, as I have found most of Sam Adams to be. Slightly spicy, but easily drinkable. A bit hazy, but that is no bother.

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Photo of BergBeer
2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nace4
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kornitsky101
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,739 ratings
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