Both Samuel Adams White Lantern and Allagash White say on the label “beer brewed with spices” but that is where the similarities end. While Allagash White is flavorful, pleasant and enjoyable with just about any meal, White Lantern is nearly flavorless and ended up going down the drain before I was even half way through the beer.
The appearance is not all that bad but it seems too clear for a witbier. Aroma had a little orange peel but that is about it and even that went away in the flavor leaving a very bland beer with the only noticeable flavor being a bit of wheat.
This beer might appeal to a Blue Moon drinker but if you are used to drinking Allagash this beer will disappoint.
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 10
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: White ales have a long history of unique ingredients, as Belgian brewers experimented with spices discovered during the spice trade. For our hazy brew we created a refreshing combination of crisp wheat, the tangy sweetness of tangerine & orange peel, and the subtle spiciness of coriander & Grains of Paradise.