Samuel Adams White Christmas | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams White ChristmasSamuel Adams White Christmas
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
Ratings:
1,717
Reviews:
317
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
15.27%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
390
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ctylinebeer
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Nitro Project glass. Seasonal six-pack released in the winter along with Winter Lager. Limited availability and is sold out usually before Christmas day so stock up if you can/want. Belgian witbier ale with cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel.

L - golden amber color, hazy body, hard-poured to a two finger foam dome (no tilt needed). Left some in the bottle to shake the yeast out. Good 1/4 inch ring around the glass.

S - notes include orange Creamsicle, holiday cookie, distinct Belgian wheat malt, egg nog. Spices mask the clove scent of Belgian ale yeast, however I feel they used a different yeast for this beer. Really brilliant mixture of spice, malt, and yeast to give this holiday cookie aroma

T - orange cream, cinnamon, vanilla, Belgian yeast. Not as complex as the aroma. Nothing bitter or loaded with spice

F - very easy drinking, medium light body, really smooth wheat malt that slides down the mouth with a hint of spice left over. Not a heavy beer at all

O - this is a great holiday table beer. Nothing over the top and very pleasant to drink. Should appeal to the Blue Moon or other macro drinker just fine. Not sure why they didn't try this on Nitro, that would have garnered a 5/5 for sure. Still have to go with the dark and heavier beers, perfect for the ladies, cheers!

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Photo of NickyDee21
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBobber
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy gold with lots of streaming carbonation topped by a creamy white head.
Smells very spicy with lots of nutmeg coming out. Some citrus and a very thick bread like smell.
The taste is very much like the nose. I am getting a lot of spice, picking up a lot of nutmeg and some cinnamon. A lot of malts on the taste as well.
Mouth feel is fairly chewy and the finish is kind of thick and wet.
I like this beer because it is what it says, Christmas in a bottle. Very holiday like with all of the smells and spices you taste in here. A very well done Christmas beer.

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Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hermit990
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griffin2
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
L - Poured a hazy medium Amber with a slight white head.
S - Smells lightly spiced.
T - Tastes like a typical witbier with a little spiciness.
F - Feels like it's barely carbonated.
O - Average beer.

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Photo of bongobeer
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wingnut93
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GWalk612
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJ64
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shadyside
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.92/5  rDev +13%
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 +8.1%
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 +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachyZach
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +32.9%
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 +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams White Christmas from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.47 out of 5 based on 1,717 ratings.
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