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SAMUEL ADAMS WHITE ALE (2010)

Mild gold-hazed Belgian-styled witbier stays sweeter than previous versions. Honeyed citrus entry places floral peach-apricot-tangerine tang and zesty lemon-squeezed sourness above astringent peppery hop fizz. Doughy white breaded backdrop soaks up pallid plum-dried orange-peeled bittering plus tertiary hibiscus, rose hips, and vanilla illusions. It’s quite approachable for lighter thirsts.

DOGFISH HEAD NAMASTE

Summery moderate-bodied ecru-clouded Belgian-styled white ale accrues sharp-spiced lemongrass-coriander-cardamom peppering above floral-hopped citric pleasantry. Tangy lemon zest and tart mandarin orange gain affluence but lightly buttered white bread spine falters. On tap at Dogfish Head 2016, serene floral-perfumed lemon zest glimmers alongside white-peppered lemongrass, chamomile and coriander adjuncts as well as newfound banana sweetness.

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THE BRUERY ORCHARD WHITE BELGIAN ALE

Subtle soft-tongued sunny-hazed light-bodied Belgian witbier retains well-rounded profile. Breaded wheat-oats bed cushions perfume-hopped lemon-fizzed white peach, yellow grape, and green banana fruiting as well as white-peppered coriander-clove-ginger spicing. Chalky lavender and limestone acridity may be off-putting to some, but mellow white Sangria finish proves indelible.

 

 

SAMUEL ADAMS IMPERIAL WHITE (2010)

Updated and bettered 2010 Imperial White recipe of glutinous golden-browned ‘wheat ale brewed with spices’ takes unlikely stylistic route, forgoing rudiment banana-clove-coriander expectancy for boozy malt-driven tropical-fruited 10% alcohol elixir. Bright hop-spiced, peach-brandied, nectarine-pineapple tang picks up bittersweet cherry-pureed bruised orange viscosity and minty tingle as whiskey-tinted caramel creaminess thickens.