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

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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

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Added by Ford on 12-28-2012

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 6/23/2013 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lemons, light caramelized malts but not much else.

T: The taste starts out sweet with spices and citrus. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat, some Belgian yeast and a decent malt character. The hops presence is mild and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it seems very similar to Sam Adams Summer Ale, but a decent beer overall.

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Photo of bigdeuce
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hard copper color. Nice head but dissipates quickly. Scents of orange peel, and coriander spices on the nose. Non see through appearance. Quick burst of tingling fruity goodness on the initial sip with that same tingling moving from the front to back of the tongue. Very smooth and slightly tart. A bit thin, but true to the style. Smooth and easy drinking. Good session beer especially for spring and summer. Similar to the original "white ale" by samuel adams. Better than I expected. Loved the original white ale and this may be just as good. A well crafted, flavorful stab at the Belgian style.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of -ronin-
4/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

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Photo of JohnTurano
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Dodt
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

decide to review another one of the beers from the spring seasonal pack from sam adams.poured from the bottle into a plisner glass. a hazy color thats reminds me of pear juice with a light head.aroma is a nice blend of citrus and honey. nice flavor of coriander and citrus.

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Photo of BTFU
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +25%

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

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, White Lantern is a hazy, peachy-wheat color with a thin, active white head. The nose is sweet and spicey, corriander is definitely noticable which complements the otherwise orangy-citrusy backdrop. The flavor is what you would expect based on the taste. Very similar to Blue Moon, but possibly a bit more tart and not quite as sweet. Mouthfeel is light to medium in body with a mouthcoating carbonation. Overall, a good beer, nothing outrageous but definitely a solid beer.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Hazy amber color. Thin white head and slight lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, Citrus and pine and malt notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus(more orange than anything) hops and bitter pine notes.

Overall: This was a decent brew, I drank the whole 6 pack of it my wife got me, so I guess it was good!

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Photo of RyanCFriedrich
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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