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
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#43,932
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
1,764
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of tillmac62
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with a nice frothy head that lingers and laces well. Nose is of spice, mostly nutmeg. Light body with good carbonation. The taste is subtle, but of spice, with it being more nutmeg than anything else. Finishes cleanly with a slight spiciness that lingers. A solid non-complex beer, but not outstanding. It needs more flavor, be it from more spice or dark malt.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of vkv822
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : pilsner glass

Very slightly hazy golden yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head.

Nutmeg, cinnamon upfront, light floral and crackery notes.

Light blend of cinnamon/nutmeg spice, subtle citrus, and a grainy, malty backbone.

Medium body, crisp finish. Light, fizzy carbonation.

A good beer, though a bit subtle flavor profiles overall.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

P: Cloudy piss yellow with a thin white bubbly head. No retention and minimal wet lacing.

S: Sparkling apple cider, wheat, nutmeg, cinnamon candy, mandarin oranges and dry yeast.

T/M: Taste follows the nose and packs a nice warming spice profile to tingle the palate. Powdery drying Belgian yeast hints of tobacco and apples. I get more apple than I get orange but its there. Spicy and citrus hops hit on the finish.

O: A nice blend of yeast and spices. Not overly dramatic but a nice sessional brew to enjoy during the holidays.

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3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a hefe glass
Best before: April 2014

A: Pours a golden apricot orange with 1.5 fingers width of white colored head. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass and help to keep a think film of head retention throughout the entirety of the drink. Leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Orange, clove, nutmeg, wheat. Really nice.

T: Pretty sweet upfront with lots of wheat on the backend. A bit of citrus. Not much spice at all. Ok, but not nearly as good as the aroma implied it would be.

M/D: Full body, heavier than many in the style, moderate carbonation, pretty filling. Drinkability is average.

O: Overall, not bad, but not great. I'm not a huge fan of witbier's, and dont really consider them winter seasonals, so I likely wont be purchasing this one again. Worth a try though.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.48/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours out a hazy brass with a barely there head. Smells of crackery wheat with definite cinnamon and orange. Not picking up much Belgian yeast. Spices are pretty strong in the flavor. Too sweet and not enough yeast character for my expectations of drinking a white beer. Mouthfeel is way to sticky and definitely lacks carbonation. I don't get why they have three beers in their holiday mix pack with essentially the same spice profile (White Christmas, Winter Lager, and Old Fezziwig). Not feeling this.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 1,764 ratings