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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Innocent yet beguiling, this hazy golden brew appears to be a classic wittier with its bright notes of orange citrus & coriander, but thereís a bit more mischief up its sleeve. Behind its sweet exterior lies an intriguing blend of white sage and rye for an earthly, spicy, and thoroughly refreshing brew.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 21, 2013
Lager glass. A complex smelling beer, hints of wheat, orange, and rye among others. Pours a cloudy gold, some lacing. Tasty, Iím picking up on the rye, bits of orange. Finishes crisp like a soda.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Smell is a bit wheaty but the flavor is a nice mixture of some wheat and rye. The finish is excellent. Smooth with a faint orange to it. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (455) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
The sage taste makes this a very enjoyable beer. Leaves a fizzy feel on the tongue that helps bring it to life.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (579) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Beers of Summer sampler case. Could have used a few more of everything but in itself not so bad and certainly worthy of a try.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Semi-hazy bright golden straw pour with ring of white head. Fantastic clean bright lemony citus floral sagey coriander nose is one of the best smelling beers iíve had in a while. The flavor is a nice orange citrus and coriander blend with again, a very nice fresh sage spiciness. The ingredients play off of each other so nicely. Blends really well. Really refreshing. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
This is quite am interesting selection. Pours a hazy yellow with a light white top. Aroma is very complex with notes of wheat, grass, earth, but a with a sweet edge. Fresh leaves come through as well. Taste is some cloves with a little banana that doesnít quite live up to the aroma. More of a wheat beer that one should definitely smell before tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1163) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into the official Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. The best before date was notched at September.

Appearance: Hazy dark gold hue, but pale yellow depending on the light. Forms a large, white, foamy head which mostly evaporates but still leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of sage herbs, a hint of citrus and black pepper. Garden-like and fresh.

Taste: Iím not usually a fan of arbitrarily adding herbs and spices to beers just to make them different, but in the case of Samuel Adams Little White Rye it actually works out well. Itís mostly a standard (but tasty) witbier at the core with plenty of the usual orangepeel and coriander. The sage and rye gives it some herbal character and a subtle spiciness that wakes up the palate.

The zesty character makes itself known right away. Thereís a citrusy potpourri of lemon and orange as well as pale maltiness. A quick burst of peppery bitterness through the middle (due to the rye Iím assuming), followed by a sweet finish of a honey/lemon candy with a coating of sage or parsley. It reminds me of a cough drop, but without any medicinal character. Slight bit of dry spice on the finish and a mostly clean aftertaste. Iím actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this beer. This is quite experimental for the Samuel Adams brand.

Drinkability: This is a remarkably easy beer to drink. The body is perfectly medium, with a fine amount of carbonation and smooth finish. Thereís a slightly dry aftertaste, but the beer is actually quite refreshing while in the mouth and would be ideal for summer. At 5.3% ABV itís got a lot of flavor for its size and would be quite tempting to session (if only you could get more than two bottles at a time).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a half finger of off-white head. Aroma of coriander and orange citrus. Taste is lightly bitter. The rye spice really comes out along with the coriander and orange citrus. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively, mouth-filling carbonation and a very long rye-spice finish. Overall, really good. Not what i was expecting but i would absolutely buy a 6er of this.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Blue Moon glass. Served cold. Aroma: Lots going on here. Definitely some spiced orange. Thereís some rye presence here too. Very strong aroma. Appearance: Hazy, somewhat translucent, burnt yellow. Sudsy white head that fizzes away slowly. Taste: Rye is the dominant flavor in this one. Itís backed up by that nice spiced orange, but itís mostly rye. Interesting. Palate: Medium body, decent finish. Flavors hang around a little bit. Overall: Very interesting beer. Unlike anything Iíve had. Itís an adventure! Itís really tasty too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silverbush85 (59) - - MAY 3, 2013
Great beer! Def taste the Rye, and its Spicy in a good way! I'm a fan of this beer. Not something I would drink over and over, but a solid change-up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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