Coaster Critique: Samuel Adams White Christmas

So my buddy Pat threw out the idea, “Hey, why dont you do the 12 days of Christmas” and of course my reaction, Challenge Accepted. Today is the first day of my 12 days of Beermas posts, I’ll be putting up a new beer review every day for the 12 days. On the first day of Beermas……

Name: Samuel Adams White Christmas

Brewed by: Boston Beer Company

ABV: 5.8%

Purchased: Burby and Bates, Orono Maine

Style: Witbier

Samuel Adams White Christmas is a limited released unfiltered white ale brewed with spices.

White Christmas pours a hazy yellow with gold highlights and a thick white head.

Smells very clean, definitely picking up some wheat, I can’t smell any of the spices but I am picking up a hint of citrus, oranges mostly.

White Christmas is a very easy drinking beer; there is a citrusy orange flavor that works really well with the subtle holiday spices. It has a wheat bread flavor but it’s not overly malty.

Overall a tasty beer, I don’t generally reach for white ale around Christmas but this one works. Very smooth drinking beer that is flavorful and not too spiced up, I would recommend picking up a six pack on your way to a holiday party while it’s still available.



Feel free to follow along!

Day 1: Samual Adams White Christmas, Boston Beer Co.

Day 2: Slick Nick, Sebago Brewing Co.

Day 3: Goose Island Christmas Ale, Goose Island Beer Co.

Day 4: Winter Session, Peak Organic

Day 5: Woodchuck Winter, Woodchuck Cidery

Day 6: Snow Day, New Belgium Brewing

Day 7: Weyerbacher Winter Ale, Weyerbacher brewing

Day 8: N’ice Chouffe, Brasserie D’achouffe

Day 9: St.Bernardus Christmas Ale, Brouwerij St. Bernardus

Day 10: Lump of Coal, Ridgeway Brewery

Day 11: Samuel Adams Merry Mischief, Boston Beer Co.

Day 12: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Anchor Brewing Co.


Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.