Sam Adams White Ale poured a hazy, golden yellow color with a thumb width, white head. The nose has pale malt, with a lot of spices and some citrus. The body is more of the same, pale malt orange, and spices. The mouthfeel starts out smooth with the carbonation rising on the backend, leading to a crisp finish the leaves a yeasty dryness.
Overall, this was a nice, sessionable white ale. If generously spiced white ales are not your thing, I would avoid this but I thought all of the zest worked well with the malt base.