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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by BottleCaps80, Aug 19, 2015.
Aw shit! I love nitro/widget beers. And I love SA.
I did that part. Samuel Adams listed them as "special ingredients." Sam Adams is horrible at posting their own press on their website. I pulled this info from Mybeerbuzz.
Edited to add:
According to this Fortune article, there's a formal announcement coming on Monday so more info should be available then.
With there being a burst of Sam Adams talk today, I thought I'd add the first piece of advertising for this series. You might recognize the theme they're piggybacking on:
I will look forward to the Coffee Stout too. The others I will wait for others to review to see if I will spend my hard earned money on.
100 IBUs on a 7.5% nitro IPA. Whoa. I assume that's all to balance out the bitterness and hoppy flavor against the flavor-muting capability of the nitro, but that's still a lot of IBUs there cap'n. I'll probably still try it and the stout. Weirdly, I'm also pretty interested in the nitro white, especially with it being brewed with citra hops.
I was also thinking that those stats for the IPA were boosted specifically to balance out the muting capacity of the nitro element.
Will be trying one of these bad boys tonight. Was lucky to score 6 of these sample cans
I'm suddenly interested.
Sam Adams launched a new section of their website for what they've dubbed "The Nitro Project." They've even made a new glass to hawk just for their nitro beers.
I really like that they are going all out on promoting this. Also, a bit more snooping, it looks like they added the Nitro beers to their regular beer locator, which also lists launch events. Hopefully they are generous in giving away complimentary Nitro project glasses
Any impressions on this?
I had a chance to sample the Nitro White. I am not a witbier fan at all but I really liked it. This is super drinkable with some nice citrus notes; it will be perfect for spring.
I'd guess the pub ale style is the English Bitter. It's the ale of pubs in England.
Got to have the Nitro White at a launch event and got a complimentary glass as well. While Belgian Whites don't usually blow me away, this was pretty good. The mouth feel was great and taste was good. Hopefully the canned version comes close to the on tap version. Can't wait to try the coffee stout and IPA.
There are some sample cans of the Nitro White floating around Untappd and people seem to be generally pretty positive about it as well.
I'll give them all a shot. The coffee stout one in particular has snagged my interest.
I will be giving some of these a try--but I wonder why they didn't go with 16 oz. cans. imo "having a pint" of something is more than .8 oz more fun than "having 450ml" of something.
I've tried the Nitro White Ale recently and thought it was pretty tasty. Probably not for everyone as it is not super flavorful but it is nice and smooth, creamy, and has pleasant flavors of a white ale with it. Very very easy to drink. Everyone else I was with who tried it liked it a lot but they were mostly the occasional craft drinker.
Edit: From a pre released packaged 16oz can
I am trying to wait patiently for these but it is getting difficult!
It is a 16 oz can but the widget takes up some space so its less than 16 oz of beer.
"Having a pint minus a widget's worth" it is, then! Cheers.
That's not good. Sam A. is usually all about flavor. Surprised they would even waste their time making a lite white ale.
Keep in mind that the perception of flavor, or lack thereof, is purely subjective. I notice a tendency with some of us 'serious' beer folks to discount anything that doesn't attempt to peel your face back on the first sip. I spent last summer sampling many pilsners and other lighter styles. I enjoy the subtleties of a well crafted pilsner, kolsch, witbier, hefeweizen etc. As always, drink what you like.
That was an offhanded comment made months before this beer even hit the market, which it's doing right now. It's very true that Samuel Adams has a well-earned dismal track record with wheat beers. Surprisingly, however, early reports about this beer have been positive. As always, it's better to try it for yourself and make up your own mind. Taste buds and beer preferences vary greatly. If I solely relied on other people's thoughts on beer I'd never drink Bell's Pale Ale (which I like and most people think is akin to swamp water.)
Lol, i feel dumb now for not seeing that. After drinking the Cabin pack i was hoping they wouldn't go cheap.
I had the IPA, white, and coffee stout the other night. The IPA definitely did not taste like 100 IBU, but apparently it is. All are solid, definitely smooth. The coffee was my favorite, probably because the nitro smoothness is more befitting of a stout. They were at least worth picking up a can or two of each, which is pretty much what I felt about Guinness IPA.
I just picked up the white ale and coffee stout.. I think it's funny all the hate for Sam Adams. They are basically the brewery that introduced me to craft beer through their sampler 12 packs so even though I've started drinking better beers and harder to get beers through trades I still like to support them since if it wasn't for Sam Adams I wouldn't be drinking Trillium or Hopslam this week... just my 2 cents
The widgets I have seen are hollow with a small hole in them and about the size of a grape. Midget widget?
I bought 4-packs of the coffee stout and the wit. The stout is definitely good and I don't think it is far off from Guinness but sweeter. I'll have to try them side by side and compare to really figure it out.
The wit was extremely easy to drink but overall bland. Maybe it's the nitro masking some flavor. If this was cheaper it would be much more appealing but for 10-11$ per 4-pack I'd like something more. And I don't mean that I want it to melt the enamel off my teeth; something like Allagash White's level of intensity would be great. This is good but boring.
Had the coffee stout yesterday. Glad it was a sample because I def would not be purchasing any more.
"officially", it is a 15.2oz can (0.8 oz for the widget I guess).
How is the coffee variant? I looked at buying it for about a solid 60 seconds at the bottle shop today, but passed. If it seems to be worth trying, I'll snag it this weekend.
I enjoyed the Coffee even more than the White. Not sure if I'll bother with the IPA; I think I'll wait for more impressions here.
Is it just me or will anyone say that the Pub/Pale and Red aren't released yet? If you go to the Sam Adams website, they only have the Coffee, IPA and White available. Where'd this guy get the others?
Look at the first post in the thread.
I enjoyed the IPA. Not as much as the coffee, but not bad.
Coffee was good, definitely worth a shot in my opinion. Easy drinking, enjoyable stout and the foamy head tastes like a frikkin milkshake!
Had the coffee and the white. I liked both a lot. Coffee was the better of the two but the white actually worked surprisingly well.
Always have respect for SA, will try anything they put out at least once. Just wish they would take off that "west coast style" off of the bottles of rebel. I don't think it taste anything like the IPA's over here, still tasty just not west coast.
Not a fan of nitro beers but I might pull the trigger on the coffee stout.
To me it was like a black coffee with a few sugars in it in terms of both flavor and mouth feel. Really well done.