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

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Samuel Adams White LanternSamuel Adams White Lantern

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

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Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of RickS95
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle

Sam Adams continues to do little for me. If you're a Bud drinker, this is probably not a bad looking beer. It's not entirely clear, just mostly. It's got the basics of a milky golden color, but it's too clear and it's not milky/cloudy/hazy enough. The head is a couple finges thick and retains well. The pieces are there, they're just not well put together.

Kudos for a decent selection of spices. I can pick up the coriander and orange peel, but I'm missing the tangerine. Score would be higher if the scents were a bit more pronounced.

Again, the pieces are there, they just don't cooperate. Wheat and coriander, but that's it. Muted tastes.

A good wit pops. This lands with a thud. Like smell and taste, everything is too muted and subtle. Medium bodied. It's tangy-ish, but needs more. There's a splash of acidity, but needs more. It needs more of just about everything.

Run of the mill wit. Not quite good enough to be average, not even as good as Blue Moon. Skip this one.

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Photo of briandaube
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TurboBrew
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 6 pack of this today. Ive always been a blue moon drinker at bars if theres not much else of another selection so I figured this would be a solid choice as it was a Sam Adams product, and it delivers well!

A: Slightly cloudy with minimal head and lacing / orange hues.

S: Banana, clove, tangerine and orange peel

T: Crisp and refreshing without being overpowering, very drinkable. Sweet and tangy tangerine flaor that drifts around the palette. Grains of paradise and coriander too.. detect a hint of the sam adams summer ale in this on the finish.

M: Nothing fabulous here, but good indeed. Very crisp, and will definitely buy again.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of teromous
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice hazy golden colored body. No real head...a head is poured but it immediately thins to a white ring. No lacing. Under-carbonated.

S: I pick up a faint fruity scent orange scent. There is a wheat smell as well. It does not smell like a traditional wit though (no coriander scent or Belgian yeast scent).

T: Aah I'm so glad the flavor is there. The taste of coriander, pancakes, and a bit of citrus. It still does not have many characteristics found in a wit, but it is still very nice.

M: The mouthfeel is nice and creamy, very light, and wonderful. Very drinkable, and feels exactly the way it should.

O: This wit is good for its own reasons. It won't taste like many of the other wits out there that have more Belgian phenolic tones, but it is done very nicely. It has more of an American take on the style, with more citrus and less yeast characteristics. I would have liked more carbonation and a bigger head. Despite its shortcomings, it is better than some of the average wits I've had.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Duhast500
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Shock Top Wietbier glass.

The color is a hazy/cloudy yellow with a tint of orange and three fingers of foamy white head that left a slight of lacing on the glass.

The smell is pretty tangy with a big orange and tangerine aroma. There is a slight lemongrass aroma there as well that adds to the spicy citrus twang.

The taste has more of a wheat presence then the aroma. The bready flavor is the big factor here with some tangerine or orange rind toward the back. There is a slight bitterness in the back but does not impart much to the flavor.

The feel of this beer is light bodied and goes down pretty easy. There is a nice slight crisp feel and is nice and smooth going down.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Making my way through the variety pack...12oz poured into a New Belgium Globe...

A: Slightly hazy dark straw with minimal head.

S: Very bready wheat component with a backbone of ample underlying citrus. Hints of some floral notes, some honey or sugar-like sweetness, suggestions of stone fruit.

T: Straightforward Witbier with a light bready sweetness, suggestions of honeysuckle, and the same underlying impression of orange or lemon peel. Slightly grainy on the finish.

MF: Light, watery flavors lead to a light, watery mouthfeel. Carbonation is light as well.

O: Not great, not bad either, kind of good I guess? Drinkable at least. Just unimpressive.

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Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.45 out of 5 based on 980 ratings.
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