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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:
#42,239
Reviews:
321
Ratings:
1,733
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
404
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Ratings: 1,733 |  Reviews: 321
Photo of Drewvel
2.92/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of illpass78
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Hazy gold. Sheets of white lacing. Pretty well carbonated.

Aroma: I do get cinnamon, as the ad copy says. Also orange peel, lemon, wheat. Musty.

Taste: Pretty much tastes like a standard witbier. Not super distinguishable from Blue Moon, but maybe a little more complex flavor. I would've liked more cinnamon, as the nose foretold.

Mouthfeel: Standard for style.

Overall: Decent witbier. Doesn't strike me as very "Christmasy" but it's not bad.

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Photo of gr0g
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kelseyr713
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RockRuler
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

They replaced the coriander with cinnamon so those tasting coriander, WTH? I taste the orange peel and all spice but it's strange. Finishes clean but not a good flavor. Not my cup of tea. Strange brew. Cheers!

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Photo of salamiwagon
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of greenday_bjh
4.44/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CNoj012
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy yellowish orange with a big bright white head that leaves nice lacing. Smell is very muted. Bready malts and traces of cinnamin, nutmeg and orange. Taste is the same, very bland. Feel is light and watery. Overall I'm glad I got a single bc I will not be drinking this again.

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Photo of JohnnyB
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puck1225
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is under rated. It has a nice slightly cloudy yellow color, and has a good head and lacing. The smell is slightly sweet and spicy. Taste is a very pleasant mix of spice and fruit, especially orange. I am happy to see it in six packs this year. Please, next Old Fezziwig in six packs!

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Photo of zaraspook
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Opaque. Hazy. Bubbly. Honey-amber. Fine, off-white, medium-retention head that soon develops into a film and lace on the sides. Smells at first of bread and yeast, but this gives way to cinnamon, quite good and not very strong. Perhaps nutmeg as well, as indicated by the label, but not much for orange peel yet. Palate definitely favors cinnamon, nutmeg throughout, much more so the former, but wheat and yeast character more present than they were in smell, giving it both grain and white whine undertones. Aftertaste is watered down cinnamon which almost reminds me of banana, of all things, and very mild citrus, which could pass for orange peel, though not very rindy or bitter. Medium bodied, a bit watery, but silky once loads of fine prickles have subsided. Far from the worst witbier I've had, and though it's not terribly high on my list of styles, I'm somewhat surprised it's not more highly rated.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.27/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty pale beer, murky with a little white head. Can smell a great deal of orange with a hint of cinnamon. Tastes watered down with some cinnamon spice.

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Photo of nuebs
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tim007007
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briken
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jamie_Newman
4.69/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMD579
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magister_Beav
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,733 ratings
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