Full Review

The Boston Beer Co.

The Boston Beer Co.
"White Christmas"

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

The Boston Beer Co.
"White Christmas"

Category: Winter Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.8%
Minutely hazy gold color. Bright, spicy aromas and flavors of cardamom orange cake, ginger snaps, potpourri, and pinecone with a soft, vibrant, frothy, sweet medium body and a warming, subtle, medium-long roasted nuts, lemon soufflé, wheat cracker, and herbal tea finish. A lovely, spicy winter warmer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth, mild, spicy & complex & malty
Aroma Aroma: cardamom orange cake, ginger snaps, potpourri, and pinecone
Taste Flavor: roasted nuts, lemon soufflé, wheat cracker, and herbal tea
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Bánh Mì, Lentil Casserole, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely, spicy winter warmer.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co. Brewery

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Their Portfolio

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93 Samuel Adams Ruby Mild 5.6% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Hazel Brown 5.2% (USA)
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90 Samuel Adams Verloren Gose 6% (USA)
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90 Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA 5.8% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Hallertau Mittelfrueh 6% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - East Kent Goldings 6% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Zeus 6% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Simcoe 6% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA - Mosaic 6% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout 9.0% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Irish Red 5.9% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL 5% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout 9.0% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA 6% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager 5.5% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Boston Lager 4.9% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Double Lager 7.5% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Holiday Porter 5.8% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Downtime Pilsner 5% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams New World 10% (USA)
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90 Samuel Adams Boston Ale 5.9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Escape Route 5% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Pumpkin Batch 5.6% (USA)
95 Samuel Adams Crystal Pale Ale 5.3% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Nitro IPA 7.5% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Rebel Rider IPA 4.5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig 5.9% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Session Ale 5% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Scotch Ale 5.5% (USA)
96 Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser 8.4% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 6.5% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Irish Red 5.8% (USA)
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84 Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale 5.5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red 9% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA 6.3% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Rebel Raw Imperial IPA 10% (USA)
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90 Samuel Adams Fat Jack Pumpkin Ale 5.7% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Bonfire Blonde Ale 5.5% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Maple Ale 6.4% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Light Lager 4.3% (USA)
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90 Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock 5.8% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Boston Ale 5.4% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced IPA 6.2% (USA)
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87 Samuel Adams Hefeweizen 5.4% (USA)
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92 Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red Ale 9% (USA)
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87 Twisted Tea Half & Half Tea 5% (USA) $8.99.
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86 Twisted Tea Peach Tea 5% (USA) $8.99.
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Winter Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Winter ales are deep golden to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 5.5-9%. Beers in this category can be unspiced, though a majority of these beers feature a wide variety of seasonal spices. True to their name, these beers are commonly brewed in the winter and often feature cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and all spice in their flavor profiles. Better examples of this style feature a balance between added spices, hops, malt and alcohol. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale and Deschutes Jubelale.