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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
mike67 (1195) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. Thanks Samp01 for sharing. Pours hazy golden with long lasting, creamy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of wheat malt, sourdough, and hints of spices and pears. Body is medium and smooth. A lot of spices, wheat malt, citrus fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Overall it is nicely made wit.

3.5
jimhilt (2609) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a two-fingered white head that fades quickly to ring leaving traces of lace. Light-medium carbonation. Medium body. Hazy straw color. Nose is orange peel, flavor is sweet orange peel and finish is sweet and dry. 12oz bottle part of 12-pak $13.99 Market Basket Concord, NH.

3.5
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Citrus and spice aromas with a mixture of bread. Hazy yellow orange with a frothy white head. Balanced with sweet and spice notes. Crisp and refreshing.

3.5
Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12oz bottle. cloudy gold, white head. aroma of nutmeg, spice. lot of nutmeg in the taste, smooth, light cinnamon finish. i enjoyed this

3.5
Finhead (1741) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Hazy, orange-yellow with a white head. The aroma is lightly spiced with some orange peel. It has a light, oily texture with lively carbonation. It has a sweet taste with a mouthwatering finish.

3.5
ronaldtheriot (1918) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Samuel Adams White Christmas has a thick, frothy, slightly off-white head, a hazy yellow-golden appearance, lots of streaming bubbles, and a thin lacing sheen left on the glass. The aroma is of white wheat bread and spices. Taste is of the same, and one will encounter no bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Samuel Adams White Christmas finishes slick, easy going, and drinkable. Overall, this is a stereotypical Christmas beer, and I think itís worth trying. RJT

3.5
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold body with a small fizzy white head that fade to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, rather subtle on the spice with some nice wheat and yeastiness. Mostly cinnamon and orange peel coming across to me. The flavor is not especially exciting, but itís really drinkable and the spicing blends really well with the yeast and wheat. Light bodied and soft fizzy carbonation. This was actually really nice and able to drink in big gulps. This is one of the better Sam Adams beers Iíve had in a long time.

3.5
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle from Bobar: Poured a neon glowing yellow with a ton of sediment haze while a thick fluffy topping of foam rested on top. Aroma is faint and seems to have faded away with time and seeing how this beer is 2 months past its expiration date, it has stood quite well with hints of wheaty malts and orange peel. The flavor brings out more traces of spices such as cinnamon and ginger bread flavors that despite the old age of this beer, they have complimented the Belgian witbier into a unique Christmas style beer. Too bad I never saw this during X-mas time because I might have enjoyed it when it was fresher.

3.5
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12 oz bottle, pours amber with average head. Tastes if malt and citrus, Christmas spices in this beer remind me very much of Harpoon Winter Warmer, likely where this recipe was inspired. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
jbuzz (829) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Very smooth no strong after taste or strong flavors. Spices in nose and very warming.


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