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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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Appearance: poored into a Hobgoblin pint glass color is orange but hazy almost a burnt orange.

Smell: tangerine, wheat and some lemon

Taste: this is a below average witbier, i'll give you 2 reasons that all Sam Adams have the same similiarties and that is unbalanced and the other is very much too experimental before they perfect something

Mouthfeel: i think this was the worst of all; soapy mouthfeel and when it goes down rough on the throat it really lingers in flavor

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 5% and there is a short description of the beer.

Appearance : It has a hazy old golden color with a tall white head. The head has good retention and lacing is ok.

Smell: The nose has some mild spice and lemony citrus notes.

Taste / Palate: Sams White Lantern has a smooth light palate with a light malt base, a hint a spice and a touch of citrusy bitterness.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Very pale straw, many bubbles rising quickly- hardly any viscosity here. Thin white head dissipates quickly. Might look like a light beer, but that means it looks refreshing- let's just hope the flavors don't follow suit.

S: Fragrant citrus fruits, coriander, a touch of wheat. Pretty decent so far, not thin.

F: Orange and other tangy fruits, some coriander, even pepper joins in now. Some tastes even seem to have oregano or fennel in it, or something that reminds me of pizza sauce. Bizarre. Overall pretty good, certainly a new take on the wheat ale style (kudos, they were getting repetitive), but those aggressive spices make me unsure if I'd like to down these on a hot summer day.

M: Super fluid, highly crisp, but maybe a bit overboard on the carbonation. Drinkability is through the roof, if you don't mind getting a bit bloated.

O: A greatly refreshing, crisp witbier. The spiciness, while it does make it stand out from every other 'orange peel and coriander' wheat beer, might not be what you want for a summer thirst quencher. Still, I have to give them credit for making a unique beer, true to style, and one that works.

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