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

BA SCORE
79
okay
979 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Samuel Adams White LanternSamuel Adams White Lantern
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
979
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 979 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of Joeybombstyle
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of justinp
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of goblue3509
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of WOSean
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of jslice99
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Kroller86
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Fellysmarts
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of mpenske
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Fabiand
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of abex44
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of lovelibeam
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of craft_shannie
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Johnroby
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of bohemyth
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hoffa0922
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Amp
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of barnzy78
2.78/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from a 12pack spring sampler. Pours a hazy greyish(?)- golden color with a fluffy, white head that sticks around for awhile. Aroma is somewhat sour with wheat, citrus,spice, orange zest, tangerine. Tastes are slightly sour and tart with soggy wheat, tangerine, mandarin orange, coriander, pepper. Thinner body with moderate carbonation. Overall, not the greatest witbier - disappointingly odd, to say the least.

 423 characters

Photo of fisherbray
2.79/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
2.79/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured 12 oz. bottle into a flared tulip glass. Slightly cloudy, light amber with a dense, white foam that left some sticky lacing.

Citrusy hops with a little bit of spicy sweetness on the nose.

The taste is hops and spice with a fairly short finish for a comparatively complex taste.

Fairly light body with no dryness, but not really present.

Good, but not great, it's excellent for making beer batter and I wouldn't turn it down if someone offered me one, but I'm not going to buying it again.

 499 characters

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a pale, hazy, yellow-gold coloring with a ton of carbonation and a sparse, filmy coating of white head. Aromas of apricot and orange rind, with a bready and slightly buttery undertone. Very sugary sweet smell overall. Flavors of bread, first and foremost, with a blended marmalade highlight of sweet citrus and apricot. Unbalanced, and a touch cloying. The body is thin and filmy from the carbonation, and there is a sharp, frothy finish. Syrupy sweet aftertaste. This beer is a little much on the sweet for me, but I could see it being appealing to the cider population venturing into the beer world.

 654 characters

Photo of corywalston
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Dag95
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, the notch on the label says best by July 2013. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about a finger of head with basically no retention, a murky lemon peel like color.

S - Can definitely smell the tangerine and the coriander, but they are both faint against the wheat smell, and the aroma basically fades away within a few minutes. Typical witbier type smell.

T - Crisp tangerine and some wheat. The spices are somewhat prominent in the finish. Decent level of carbonation, pretty well balanced. I was kind of expecting it to taste exactly like the Samuel Adams White Christmas, but I was wrong, this beer is probably better and more flavorful.

M - Crisp, soda-pop type feel happening here, so probably a little over carbonated, but that is to be expected when drinking Samuel Adams beers, I'd say. Otherwise, a dry, vaguely spicy finish.

Overall, a decent beer. I got this as part of the sampler 12 pack, and while it isn't my favorite beer by Samuel Adams, this one isn't bad. Better than the Samuel Adams White Christmas in my opinion, but I would give them both another go if I had the chance.

Samuel Adams White Lantern ---3/5.

 1,168 characters

Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.45 out of 5 based on 979 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe