Samuel Adams Little White Rye | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Little White RyeSamuel Adams Little White Rye
BA SCORE
3.26/5
511 Ratings
Samuel Adams Little White RyeSamuel Adams Little White Rye
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brad007 on 03-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,000
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
511
pDev:
15.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best before 10/2013.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, and strong sage aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and sage flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a sage presence that is fairly dominant over any other aromas or flavors.

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3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Straw amber color, slight haze. Thin white head.

Smell: Mostly malts and some hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Heavy grain taste and malts.

Overall: Ok brew. Not my first choice.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Color is a bright hazy yellow with a solid full inch of sticky white head.
S - Smell is of typical wheat, some coriander, and very dry rye aspect. Man I hope its balanced.
T - Well it's far from great the Witbier aspect is very watery with very little wheat favor, hardly any lemon peel, and maybe some rye in the finish but it's far from balanced it comes off earthy. Boring I guess.
M - Light in fact too lite for the style. Disappointed.

Overall I agree with everyone else this is a very bland, boring addition to the summer variety pack even more so than the Summer ale. Sucks.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I had ths poured into a pilsener glass. I'm usually pretty excited to try the Sam seasonal pack every few months to sample the couple of new ones that they put out. This guy...was pretty disappointing. This is the third different wheat rye beer I've tried, and I haven't really liked any of them, so it's possible that I just don't like the genre. The citrus and lighter flavors of the wheat just make for a weird mix with the earthy, spicy flavors of the sage and rye. The smell mirrors the flavor is golden with just a bit of haziness to it, which to me shows that this beer is really just a mix of two styles trying to be something different. Not sure it works so well.

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2.82/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not an awful beer by any means, but one of my least favorite Sam Adams. Loved it's appearance, nice medium color and good top. However, it smelled a little dank (which I've almost never experienced w/ Sam Adams). Tasted kinda dank too. Sour and rather bland for a Sam Adams. Not all that impressed w/ this year's SUmmer Variety Pack.

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Samuel Adams Little White Rye from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 511 ratings
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