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:
#42,244
Reviews:
321
Ratings:
1,733
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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29
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Photo of bongobeer
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wingnut93
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GWalk612
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJ64
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shadyside
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle,into an Omme Gang tulip glass

Thick,white,frothy,1 finger head,with nice retention.Hazy gold in color,with distorted light coming through the glass.Beautiful cascade,with a ton of carbonation.

On the nose I some citrus,spices,malts,bread,some nutmeg.

On the palate I get bready malts,some spices,a slight hint of orange peel citrus,and some wheat.

The body is light,with a nice carbonated mouth feel.Medium dry finish.

Overall this is a nice beer for the holidays,not something I would drink religiously,but pretty good.

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

Festive, light. Pours golden amber, A classic witbier with added spices and citrus. Light bodied, has a champagne feel for holiday celebrations. I rather like it!

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Photo of Myboymi
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachyZach
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a medium sized head that slowly dissipates, leaving a bit of lacing. Smell is of bready malts, holiday spices, some citrus, and some additional dark fruits. Taste is a nice combination of the aroma, very smooth in the mouth. Nice medium body, easy drinking, but flavorful.

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Photo of Hutchman25
4.61/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid winter ale from Sam Adams. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg but they are not overpowering and a bit of citrus. Tastes like a Belgium winter ale. Sam Adams did a good job with this seasonal and I look forward to drinking this again.

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Photo of gordavidson
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AstaVictoria
2.58/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, freshness notched for April, poured into a pint glass.

Look: Hazy, golden yellow with a white two finger head. Very good head retention.

Smell: Crisp, clean malts with some of unidentified spices.

Taste: Malts, spice and a little hop oil bitterness on the swallow. Spice blend seems very similar to the one used in Twenty Pounds of Pumpkin.

Feel: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean, and very easy drinking. I think it is a little thick for the style but considering what season it is intended for it is just about perfect.

Overall: A very solid beer, not exceptional, but very good nonetheless.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Papagoose
2.97/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear almost golden with no lacing and minimal film.

Spices are upfront with light malts and fruity hops. Spices punctuate the whole.

Is fairly... turbulent. Spices strafe the tongue while hops and effervescent carbonation.

Overall it's good but not great. Not bad but.... intentionally.

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Photo of Act25
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Leave this alone. My take on most flavored beers is like flavored coffees - what's wrong with the bean? What's missing in the hop & malt and water?
A: Pours hazy yellow to light amber with a small flat head and little lace.
S: Smell is the best part - subtle, spicy aroma with predominate cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by caramel, bread dough, like a sticky bun.
T: The taste follows the aroma, with bake shop sticky bun cloy, and typical winter fruit cake spicing and dought, bready flavor. Too sweet, too cloying, annoying.
M: Gums up my tongue, neither good for food or late evening, perhaps it's good for a sleigh ride.

Average - why bother other than can sell at xmas. Pass.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

**
11/24/2012
Bottle to Pint glass.

AROMA: Aroma of Pine
LOOK: Cloudy Yellow. Small Head.
TASTE: Light citrus, light spice (nutmeg?)). For some reason the aftertaste reminds me of clams?
FEEL: A bit sluggish, like a wet sponge.

Not a bad beer. Quite light for a Christmas ale, but the pine and spices make it have a holiday feel
**

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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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