Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Night Suds - Samuel Adams White Christmas

This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Samuel Adams White Christmas.
Every year, the Boston Beer company puts out a winter box containing some of their best beers which they only sell in the winter box. These regularly include: Old Fezziwig (reviewed here; Holiday Porter (reviewed here; Winter Lager (reviewed here and the flagship Boston Lager (which I just realized tonight that I have never actually reviewed in one of these posts).
This year once again Sam Adams has added the Chocolate Bock (reviewed here which  the Star-K has informed me is kosher dairy (chalav stam). For reasons that I can't fully comprehend, the Star-K will not actually put a kosher dairy symbol on the beer, but they do confirm that it is milchig.
The White Christmas is classified by the gurus at BA as a witbier, but I really cannot agree with the classification. The Samuel Adams website calls it a White Ale which seems to be a more appropriate style for the brew (duh). They indicate that it is brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel, but I don't really taste the orange peel or orange flavor. I do taste the cinnamon and nutmeg and it gives some very nice spice to the beer.
I tried the beer on its own with Mrs KB an we both enjoyed the flavor notes. Since this seasonal is actually available in six packs, I may do some additional "research" in the future as to pairings for this brew.
Samuel Adams White Christmas is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K. Unlike most Samuel Adams brews, this bottle has the Star-K certification mark on the label. It also has been recently added to the current Star-K LOC (

To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the White Christmas, please follow this link -

As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.

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