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!


Anonymous said...

Boston Lager. Revolutionised my stance on brews from the 'states. Now happly get minced on Blue Moon, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn Lager and anything else which I can possibly get my hands on from you boyo's across the pond.

Incidentally, any of the crafties over there coming out with some schwarzbier or dunkel styles which you would recommend?

Beer Drinker Rob said...

For me, I lived in New York in the mid 90's and got to drink Rogue, Saranac, Brooklyn. Those were the ones that let me know there were better options. I also fell for Sam Adams Boston Lager, very nostalgic for me.

As for the schwarzbier or dunkel, they are not really my thing. But try this one out if you can.