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:
#44,257
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
1,764
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
31
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Ratings: 1,764 |  Reviews: 328
Photo of dsshuck
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of erk0607
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Light orange-ish gold color with a slightly offwhite head made of visibly small bubbles that turns really foamy on top.
Smell: Bright citrus, cranberries, cinnamon, "holiday Yankee Candle", a bit floral
Taste: Bread, mellow hop bitterness, afforementioned candle spices... actually not that bad!
Feel: Smooth in both carbonation and mouthfeel, goes down easily, medium body.
Overall: Very mellow and easy drinking with a bit of holiday flavor... kind of impressed.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a clear glass. Has a straight-forward hazy blond look, moderate carbonation, one inch head that dissipates gradually.

I smell nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, eggnog, and a myriad of other combined spices that are difficult to distinguish. All balances the yeasty and wheaty smelling-nature of the Belgian-style beer. Nicely complex.

The spices immediately flood the mouth. Tastes of mainly lemongrass and, wheat, nutmeg, orange peel, faint cinnamon, and other mysterious spice flavors. Though I like the many different flavors, they seem to be all over the place and they're not really linear. Feels somewhat chunky and heavy in the mouth.

It's an all right beer, but it's not something I'd like to have often.

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

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a hazy lighter amber with a nice head, soon reducing to a nice ring. Lacing as you enjoy it. Light scent, I get more spices than anything else. Taste is malty with Christmas spices. Acceptable.

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Photo of Gary01453
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huffaroma
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KennethBeer
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | 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

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