Samuel Adams White Christmas


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.

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