Drink Samuel Adams White Ale

Samuel Adams White Ale


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20110509:
"For Brewery-Fresh Taste, Enjoy Before Month Notched" June

This beer is nice and crisp. When I first gave it a whiff, it smelled fruity. I drank some out of the bottle. I drank some out of the whisky glass. I poured half a cup (I measured with a measuring cup) down the drain. This wasn't because the beer was bad, it was just because I didn't want to drink the full bottle, and it wouldn't be practical to save it in the fridge. 1 US cup = 8 US fluid ounces. Thus I drank two-thirds of the bottle. In any case, I look forward to next November/December to have this beer again.


Website Information:
About:
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.

History:
The origin of the witbier style is in Belgium. The style gets its name from the white, hazy appearance created by the suspended yeast and wheat proteins in this unfiltered beer. As a wheat ale its related to the German weissbier but with the addition of classic spices such as orange and coriander. Beers with combinations of traditional spices such as these were sometimes referred to as gruit. The spices were used to preserve and flavor the beer prior to using hops.

Brewing:
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Profile:
Flavor: Crisp and malty with a distinct spice note. The aroma and flavors are fruity, floral, and complex with a cereal malt note balanced by the Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops.
Color: Slightly golden to amber
Original Gravity:12.5° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.3%ABV - 4.2%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 166
Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, and Malted Wheat
Hop Variety: Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
Special Ingredients: a blend of exotic fruits and spices including Grains of Paradise
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams ale yeast
Availability: Seasonal (November - December) in the Winter Classics Variety Pack
First Brewed: 1997

White Ale - Course Pairings
Small Plates
Mussels
Mussels and beer are a classic pairing both to enjoy together and to cook together. They pair particularly well with wheat beers like White Ale or Summer Ale but for an added layer of flavor try them with a Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red. The depth of malt sweetness, and a moderate acidity will mingle with the briny sweet flavors of the mussels. Try cooking the beer and mussels too with some garlic, herbs, and butter.
Also pair with:
Samuel Adams® Stony Brook Red
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale
Seafood
Fresh Tuna
Tuna is incredibly flavorful yet delicate and less oily than salmon. We recommend our Summer Ale or Noble Pils to pair with fresh tuna. Summer Ale and White Ale have unique blends of spices and malted wheat which can help add some lightness to the pairing. Noble Pils has a full hop flavor and long malty finish to help balance the flavorful tuna, particularly in sushi.
Also pair with:
Samuel Adams® Noble Pils
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale
Mussels
Mussels and beer are a classic pairing both to enjoy together and to cook together. They pair particularly well with wheat beers like White Ale or Summer Ale but for an added layer of flavor try them with a Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red. The depth of malt sweetness, and a moderate acidity will mingle with the briny sweet flavors of the mussels. Try cooking the beer and mussels too with some garlic, herbs, and butter.
Also pair with:
Samuel Adams® Stony Brook Red
Samuel Adams® Summer Ale

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08to10 Dunkelweizen
04to07 East West Kolsch
09to10 Harvest Pumpkin Ale
11to01 Holiday Porter
01to03 Noble Pils
08to10 Octoberfest
11to01 Old Fezziwig Ale
04to07 Rustic Saison
04to08 Summer Ale
11to12 White Ale
11to01 Winter Lager

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