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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel. The familiar citrus and wheat characters of the ale are complimented by the warmth of the spices for a festive brew thatís perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
pours a medium ornage .. .medium head, dies down a bit .. light lacing .. . sorry girls, if you have a tattoo- you are a whore. fact.. .. perfume, coriander, spice, orange peel, and sweet spiced wheat .. . pretty tasty, does have that touch of xmas, easy to drink too .. . . ...you got keep your flag tucked in your pocket, thatís all I know...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Iím pretty sure Samuel Adams White Christmas is simply their White Ale with a few tweaks. It seems bit more orange-tasting and mellow this time around, while having a bit more drinkability to it. Iím not sure what makes this a Christmas beer, but Iíll drink it even if it seems out of season.

I poured a 12oz bottle into the official Samuel Adams glass.

Appearance: Extremely hazy tangerine orange colored body. Forms a small, off white, foamy head which mostly dissipates and leaves almost no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Orangepeel and nutmeg with the nutmeg being a bit stronger.

Taste: While itís not the most delicious beer in the world, Samuel Adams White Christmas certainly is an interesting one. Itís got a lot of the same spices and flavor characteristics found in a pumpkin ale but without the actual pumpkin. And on top of that itís a witbier, but an obviously Americanized one so the wheat character is lacking. Itís best described as a drinkable potpourri.

It begins with strong nutmeg and cinnamon spice to give it a bit of a rustic feel. I sense some clove as well, though the label does not indicate the beer is brewed with it. Through the middle comes the orangepeel and an almost orange juice-like taste to give it some sweetness and a hint of tartness. The ending reverts back to the original nutmeg flavor, but more mellow this time before finishing somewhat clean. Itís a satisfying palate and one thatís more interesting than it is impressive, yet thereís no obvious flaws.

Drinkability: The citrus component to this beer makes it a bit refreshing, especially combined with the somewhat thin and crisp mouthfeel. The spices impart some dryness, though, and leave a subtle pasty aftertaste. The mouthfeel is quite comfortable and itís smooth going down. At 5.6% ABV, Samuel Adams White Christmas is quite efficient for its weight as itís flavorful enough but nothing that will overwhelm anyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a tall foamy head. Light wheat aroma with sweetness and a little spice. Full body but a little syrupy. Overall pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This is simply Sam Adams White Ale repackaged and sold as a different beer. I really enjoyed White Ale and when they replaced it with Noble Pils I was devastated. Glad they brought it back but, 1. It is only available in the Holiday Sampler pack and 2. Noble pils isnít that great and by far a sub par replacement for White Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Cloudy yellow with white lacing. Musky aroma. Creamy palate with flavours of orange zest and nutmeg. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Slightly hazy golden orange... Light aroma of coriander orange and spices... Light crisp flavor with notes of cinnamon nutmeg and winter spices... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (2033) - Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a one finger head that reduces. Aroma is spices, fruity, yeasty and and wheat. The taste is Christmas spices, wheat and orange peel. Good, I like those spices in there, it reminds me of the holidays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a winter variety 12-pack Purchased: Nov. 1, 2013 Consumed: Nov. 1, 2013 Misc.: Enjoy by March 2014 Poured an orange hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white head. Sporadic spots of lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top. Smelled a lot of different notes combined into one. Got orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses and even a bit of pumpkin. Some other wintry spices in there as well. Tasted a lot like the smell, but a little lighter. Got orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, gingerbread, cinnamon sticks and honey wheat . Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. I really enjoyed this one. Iíd definitely have it again. Just a lighter winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bcoble003 (288) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Wow the smell of spice galore! The taste is of multiple spice to cinnamon is the most notable to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1426) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Copper color with a foamy white head. Smells of spices, mainly nutmeg, and has a similar taste. Doesnít overdo it on the spices. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

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