Samuel Adams White Lantern | 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): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
979
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
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11
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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Billolick
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Samuel Adams Mix-pack. 12 ounce bottle, with "Enjoy before" dating notched onto the label. (July 2013)

Hazed medium tangarine, lite khaki head, leaving respectable blobs of lace.

Muted pepper and some dull yeast on the nose.

Middle of the road wit, with typical light pepper, faint coriander and a yeasty presence. Not bad stuff, would work on a warm summer's day with some salads, cheese and crusty bread.

SA makes more craft beer with training wheels

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Photo of jwc215
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours lemony, clouded yellow with a thin, creamy white head that lasts a decent time before becoming a thin swirl. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of orange and lemon peel with coriander and candy.

The taste is of sugar-coated lemon and orange peel with a mild bubblegum undertone. Sweetness balanced by coriander spicing and a touch of tart. Crisp, refreshing finish.

It is appropriately light bodied with a carbonation level that gives it a refreshingly crisp character with some creaminess to it.

This is a good example of the style.

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Photo of mklisz
3/5  rDev -13%

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.

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Photo of Tone
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and Slight lacing. Smells of coriander, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of pine, slight pale malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, syrup-orange, sweet malt slight pale malt, slight hops, and a hint of pine. Overall, weak aroma, body has too much syrupy orange flavor, weak appearance, but feel is good.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Label is notched by best June 2013. Man this is juicy for a wit. You know what it reminds me of? Blue Moon. The aroma has a cleaner whole-grain bread note with a dash of pepper, and the flavor does still resemble a wit, but it's closer to Blue Moon than Hoegaarden or Allagash White. There's a mild tart feel with floral tangerine flavor with more smooth, doughy bread. Make sure you let this one warm up for at least 20 minutes, it's much better at cellar temps. The fruit is still on the heavy side, along with the floral spices, but it's an interesting enough take on the style.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy bright straw hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured bright citrus notes, soft esters and a light wheat malt.

The taste consisted of a soft chewy wheat malt, citrusy estersvand a cleansing grassy hop. There was a full, yet soft residual wheat malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a rather robust and plenty tasty wit.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams White Lantern

LOOK: Hazy gold color with a soapy head that leaves some lace on the glass. Looks the part of a good Belgian wheat.

SMELL: Oranges and wheat are heavy in the aroma. Some of this fruity aroma could come from the addition of tangerine to the mix. Smells like a wit that has been topped with orange chunks and served to you at a tiki bar or trendy restaurant.

TASTE: Fruity wheat beer, with the tangerine and orange peel used in brewing actually meld together to an apricot like flavor. Wheat and a faint hint of peppery spice on the back end from the coriander. Refreshing, with low bitterness and remains fairly enjoyable.

FEEL: Medium bodied, ultra smooth with a medium level of carbonation. Some of the fruit and spice flavors stick with you.

OVERALL: Not a bad beer here, the flavors are fresh and not artificial tasting. I normally don't like to draw comparisons to other beers in reviews but the flavor here is very similar to Magic Hat #9. A crafty fruit beer with a wheat base. This is a gateway beer to lead the masses to craft. Even as a seasoned beer drinker, I have to say this isn't too shabby.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: lightly hazy yellow hue with a light effervescence and a finger of fizzy white head which dissipated rapidly. Kind of disappointing - it lacks the silvery haze and billowy head of the best of the style.

Smell: lightly fruity, citrusy and floral aroma; balanced and appropriate for the style. It's actually quite nice.

Taste: moderately wheaty with a bit of a citrus hint. There is a tartness here which is a bit distracting and unwelcome, but it's not a dealbreaker. A decent if not spectacular witbier.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big, well-integrated carbonation and a good, creamy mouthfeel. Definitely the best part of this beer.

Overall: this is not an outstanding witbier, but it works in a pinch. It's probably quite nice on a hot sunny day.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dear brewers, it snowed 4" in Boise today. It is too early for spring beers.

Picked this up as part of Boston Beer Company's Spring Thaw mix 12-pack. Poured into my thin tulip... Nice white head... decent lacing atop a hazy yellow/light orange brew.

Nose shows big citrus zest and I guess what are the birds of paradise... too much citrus IMO... and the tangerine is a little distracting.

Flavor is better, but only mildly... a residual malty sweetness blooms the citrus and sorta deadens the spices... coriander is flat on the finish.

Body seems thick for the style... carbonation is a little soft too.

Okay... Will I buy again? Probably not.

3.75/3/3/3.25/3.25

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Photo of puboflyons
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Expiration date of Jan 2014.

The pour is a cloudy pale yellow with a big, fluffy and frothy milk shake-like head that lingers. Busy carbonation.

The aroma has a few Wit characters including pale malts, orange citrus, and dough. But I also get a cellar-like musty quality to it too.

Light to medium body but fairly creamy.

The taste is a step up from what I expected after the aroma. Decent spicy and citrus notes mingle well with the biscuit malts and a smooth slightly lingering finale.

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Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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