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, I’m picking up on the rye, bits of orange. Finishes crisp like a soda. dwyerpg (6180) - 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. chucklemation (1683) - Royal Oak, 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. MarkSachon (1023) - 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. Butters (4059) - 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 i’ve 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.
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 doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. More of a wheat beer that one should definitely smell before tasting. ChadPolenz (1818) - Lakeland, Florida, 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.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
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: I’m 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. It’s 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. There’s 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 I’m 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. I’m 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. There’s 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 it’s 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).
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. wildbeercat (356) - 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. There’s 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. It’s backed up by that nice spiced orange, but it’s mostly rye. Interesting.
Palate: Medium body, decent finish. Flavors hang around a little bit.
Overall: Very interesting beer. Unlike anything I’ve had. It’s an adventure! It’s really tasty too. Silverbush85 (65) - - 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.
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