Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale

Massachusetts
United States
Nitro White Ale Samuel Adams Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
29 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Nitro beers are known for their captivating cascade and smooth creaminess.  Yet, for many, nitro is solely linked to stout.  We experimented with all sorts of styles and discovered that nitro truly can be the missing fifth beer ingredient. The first sip of our Nitro White Ale reveals a smooth velvety taste with a light wheat character and hints of orange while an undercurrent of peppery spice adds a bright finish to leave you wanting another sip.  

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
15
Hops: 
Citra
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, White Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
29 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

This beer poured clear and pale gold with a very thick white head, which was present throughout the taste (as expected of a beer with nitrogenation). The nose was relatively mild, featuring wheat malt primarily. The double-edged sword of serving lighter beer styles on nitrogen is in some ways the hallmark of this beer – the aromas and flavors (both good and bad) are subdued in favor of the creamy mouthfeel and distinctive head that nitrogenation provides. The flavors that do fight through the gas are mild wheat and hop bitterness, appropriate for the style but only blandly so.  The net result is unimpressive, though this beer should appeal to drinkers who want a light, low-alcohol tipple on a warm day without resorting to American Light Lagers.

Brewery Introduction

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Samuel Adams sets superior standards for quality craft beer. Insisting that only the world's finest ingredients make the best beer, founder Jim Koch, and the other brewers at Samuel Adams travel the world to hand select the hops, barley,... Read More

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