Sunday, November 25, 2012
Samuel Adams White Christmas
Black Friday? White Christmas! You see what I did there? Yep, I'm drinking Samuel Adams White Christmas brewed by the Boston Beer Company in Boston, Cincinnati or Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. I'm pretty sure this is a new beer this year but am not sure if it comes in a mixed 12 pack or not. Seems like that's where new beer entries make their first appearance, though I bought a single myself.
Anyway, since this is supposed to be "as crisp as the first snowfall of the year", I'm going to get myself started. I hope that you enjoy how I spiced up this spiced beer by photographing it with Frosty. I should be working for some famous studio by now, I know. Enjoy before March (2013).
Orange and lemon aroma with a ton of wheat. Some spices come through as a mish-mash of holiday baking spices, too. Mmm. The flavors are really pleasant, far outshining the aroma and easily destroying neutral expectations!
Fresh baked pie crust meets cinnamon and allspice. Really nice and juicy orange flavors come next, both sweet and with a citrus rind kick. That citrus helped tone away the initial sweet entry. Wheat flavors and textures are prominent throughout as well. Very creamy.
Good body and carbonation. Great flavors. The 5.8% alcohol really isn't noticeable--perhaps a little dryness on the finish. If this isn't part of a mixed 12 pack, I nominate it to headline the next one and will happily offer my opinion on which others to be its cousins. Nice beer, Sam!