Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

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

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Samuel Adams White LanternSamuel Adams White Lantern
980 Ratings
Samuel Adams White LanternSamuel Adams White Lantern

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

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 980 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of shand
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

White Lantern pours a cloudy light gold color. The aroma is an onslaught of citrus, with a hint of traditional witbier spicing. The citrus from the nose isn't nearly as strong on the tongue, providing a mellow orange with a low level of spices floating over it. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, and the drinkability is good. White Lantern is easy-drinking and surely targeted at the Blue Moon/Shock Top crowd. I'll take it over either of them for sure.

 453 characters

Photo of DbbC
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of RBCBrams17
3.4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of RickS95
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

 999 characters

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When i poured this beer, it has a hazy golden color body with a small white head, that quickly dissapears. The smell is very aromatic of orange and coriander. The taste has a nice orange flavor to is, not overpowering and the coriander and other spices come through really nice and subtle on the back of the tongue. the mouth feel is great, well carbonated and balanced. this is one of the better witbier i have had.

 416 characters

Photo of Azpittil57
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of briandaube
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
2.31/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Creamy feel moderate carbonation. Strong coriander/spice. Then wheat. Some funk. Sort of dry. One and done is all that is necessary for me. I like cold snap more.

 162 characters

Photo of rudabegga9
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TurboBrew
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

 651 characters

Photo of TWStandley
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Ultimate
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of brandonld23
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bzach
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Mikecap
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of deebo
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is definitely a Belgian wit. Compared to some others this version from SA is real heavy on the orange-especially the peel. Spicy-lots of coriander. Plenty of malt body but it is overshadowed by the heavy dose of orange peel and coriander. Carbonation is appropriately medium/high. An ok wit-would prefer it a little more naked.

 332 characters

Samuel Adams White Lantern from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 980 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

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