Brew Review

Beer Review – Samuel Adams White Ale

I picked up another Sam Adams sampler and this time along with the usual suspects, this case included the White Ale. From the Sam Adams site:

“Full Spicy yet smooth. Samuel Adams® White Ale is brewed with 10 exotic spices: orange and lemon peel, dried plum, Grains of Paradise, coriander, anise, hibiscus, rose hips, tamarind, and vanilla. As an unfiltered wheat ale, Samuel Adams White Ale has a crisp and refreshing taste profile with the added unique character and complexity of our special blend of spices.

I found the White Ale to have the following characteristics.

  • Appearance: Cloudy & Golden with good foam and lacing.
  • Aroma: Sweet, spicy with a hint of malt.
  • Taste: Very mild with a subtle sweetness and a nice finish.
  • ABV: 5.2%

This was a good beer, but not a great one. If you are looking for a traditional Belgian Ale, this is far too mild to satisfy that taste. However, if you are looking for a American spin that is more mild and not too citrusy, the White Ale might be for you.

3 replies »

  1. This isn’t a bad beer – but obviously doesn’t hold a candle to something like Hoegaarden. With that being said, Sam Adams is the beer for the masses – so I think it’s great that they try out different styles and introduce the amateur beer drinker to something new!


    • I agree. It’s an ok beer, but not something that I would go out of my way for. Avery White Rascal and Allagash White are infinitely more interesting.


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