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:
#43,962
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
1,764
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
418
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Ratings: 1,764 |  Reviews: 328
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

Photo of Drunkie
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Junichi
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

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

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of 88caprice
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: This one is all right as a spiced beer, but it's not very wit-like in my opinion. Some points were lost for low-level haze, a pumpkin spice taste, scant Belgian yeast characteristics, and some slickness in the mouthfeel.

Brassy golden, lots of bubbles, thin head, some lacing. Barely hazy.
Smells spicy like ginger root. Cloves, nutmeg, red hots (not cinnamon), citrus undertone.
A prominent, upfront spice taste that is more one-dimensional than the smell. Reminiscent of pumpkin spice. :S A fairly strong malty backbone and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is smooth, a little chewy. Leaves a sticky film.

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Photo of Jliscin
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Clear golden body with a foamy white head. Aroma has Clive, nutmeg, hints of citrus, sourdough bread. Flavor is citrus, winter spices, hints of toast. Body is smooth and crisp, good drinkability. I guess this fits the bill of a golden Christmas beer, but nothing I would seek out.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass best by May 2017. Pours a dark orange with a solid one inch white head that leaves behind plenty of webby lace.

Smell is nutmeg, sage, clove, vanilla, cinnamon, and coriander.

Taste follows nicely nutmeg, clove, sage, cinnamon, coriander, and vanilla.

Mouthfeel is a thin almost medium, plenty of life, not dry, and drinks easily.

Overall this is o.k, not really my thing, but I can see why it appeals to the average beer drinker.

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Photo of JohnnyForeign
2/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of Brew_ski
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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