Happy New Year! It’s New’s Year’s Day, and as I work my way through the holiday seasonals, today I’m having a white ale called Samuel Adams White Christmas, brewed by the Boston Beer Company. There are a couple of holiday white ales around, and while it’s a lighter style than the normal winter seasonals, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it’s a refreshing break from big, heavy stouts and ales. The head on this is nice and full, though it has a bit of a harsh foamy texture. The nose grain and malt. There’s a bit of orange and coriander in the middle, and wheat and honey, and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg in the finish. This is a fairly straight-forward wheat ale, with a little spice to give it that holiday character. If that’s you thing, this is a fine beer.
I give it a 3.4 out of 5.