This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale.
I remember going on a tour of the FX Matt Brewery not long after I started writing this blog and being amazed that craft brewers were actually canning beer. It seemed to me at the time that the only beer that came in cans was Bud or other macro lagers and I could not remember trying a beer from a can which did not taste like metal. The tour guide explained that they had engineered cans which did not react with the beer and that (then) beer could be canned without a reduction in flavor.
Fast forward to 2016 (yes I know its 2017) and I caught my first glimpse of the Samuel Adams nitro cans. Much like the concept behind the rocket widget in the Guinness bottles, these nitro cans are manufactured in a way that the beer which is poured is creamy and tastes almost like it came from tap. And yes, the Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale is creamy. The pour gave foam which was reminiscent of having beer straight from the tap at the brewery with reach cream at the top of the glass.
Although the good folks at BA call this is a witbier, it really is light on the phenols and there is little to no clove taste in the brew. But it is rich and creamy with a little of complex flavor towards the end of the swallow.
The Samuel Adams Nitro White Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the Star-K and has a Star-K certification mark on the can. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link - beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35/197070.
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