Mini Brew Review: Samuel Adams Winter Variety Pack (Part 1 of 2)
Samuel Adams White Christmas
Appearance: Cloudy orange/gold with a quickly disappearing head.
Smell: Orange, cinnamon, nutmeg.
Taste: Orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, and malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, slight aftertaste from the spices.
The Verdict: Very good. A witbier with a subtle blend of spices that don’t overpower the tongue, this is one of SA’s better seasonal offerings. If you’re a Blue Moon or Shock Top drinker, give this a try.
Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale
Appearance: Dark reddish brown with a quickly disappearing head.
Smell: Malt, brown sugar, spices.
Taste: Caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, toffee, spices, orange.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy. Slight cocoa aftertaste.
The Verdict: Pretty good. A decent winter warmer with enough flavor to keep the tongue happy. Nothing over the top, not as complex as some, but still a good solid brew.