Samuel Adams White Lantern

 
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Samuel Adams White Lantern

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Spring
5.5% ABV

Belgian-style white ales have a long history of unique ingredients, as brewers experimented with spices discovered during the spice trade. For our hazy brew we found a refreshing combination of crisp wheat, the tangy sweetness of tangerine & orange peel, any subtle spices of coriander & Grains of Paradise.

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Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
3.0  (2)
Aroma 
 
4.0  (2)
Taste 
 
3.5  (2)
Palate Feel 
 
3.5  (2)
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Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Taste 
 
4.0
Palate Feel 
 
3.0

Part of the Spring Thaw Variety Pack, this wheat beer pours a dull, cloudy yellow, with notes of yeast, honey, orange and a crisp sweetness that reminds be of burnt cotton candy (?). Interesting. On the tongue, surprisingly delicious. I've had plenty of wheat beers in my time, but the sharp sweet attack, courtesy of the orange peel, coriander, and a spice called Grains Of Paradise, which is part of the ginger family, really give it character. The middle follows with a soothing creaminess, quickly followed by a clean yet gentle spicy finish.

This is certainly now my favorite wheat beer, flavorful, refreshing, and brief, a burst of complexity on the tongue that doesn't leave any unpleasant aftertaste. Food recommendations include quesadillas, enchiladas, or cheesesteak sandwiches if you crave something heavy, but I find it perfect just on it's own. Cheers!

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(Updated: April 07, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Taste 
 
3.0
Palate Feel 
 
4.0

A mellow witbier with spice

This golden brew is slightly hazy with a quickly fading head. The citrus aromas slowly rise from the glass. This brew has spice with a mellow citrus flavor. Rounded out nicely with prickly carbonation with a medium body.

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Standout Qualities
  • Cloudy
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Floral
  • Spicy
  • Linger
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