Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper with a small head of white that dissapates quickly. Dusty malts in the nose with a hint of citrus and some spice. Not much spice. There’s more spices found in the flavor along with some orange peel. The coriander comes about in the finish. Body is somewhat thick. Doesn’t really remind much of a wit.
slowrunner77 (9942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 "a little too heavy on the spices for me, especially the coriander. not a bad beer, but a bit of a disappointment given how much I like Moylan’s. Average to above average for the style, average overall...it just doesn’t do anything to separate itself."
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear yellow to amber color. Medium white head that retains above average, but is nothing special.
Nose leans towards coriander and baked spice goods. Somewhat dessert like, but focused on spice.
Palate is sweet and spicy, with a resemblance of Belgian Wit character but more heavily focused on the spice.
The traditional estery yeasty flavors of wheat beers in general and especially for Witbiers isn’t really present. For that reason I’m a little disappointed.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/06/2007: Moylans White Christmas Belgian Style Wit has an aroma of taosted malts, light tropical fruits (mango), spices, and orange. The beer pours a clear golden color and has tin, bubbly, off-whit ehead. The flavor is spicy and dry with a light maltiness and other flavors, including vanilla wafer, sugar, pepper and orange (in the middle), hints of lemon grass, and toasted malt. There is also a delicate spiciness throughout. There is a soft grassy bitterness in the crisp and dry finish. This beer has a medium-light body and is different. It is really interesting and a good interpretation of a Wit.
22 fl. oz. bottle (Alcohol 6.5% by Volume) shared by Tmoney99. Rating #91 for this beer.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bevmo and rating from my memory alone since I wasn’t aware it was classified as a different beer at the time. For all of this time, I was under the impression that Moylan’s Christmas beers were the same recipe being made during the winter season, but I thought to check and turned out they are distinguished from each other. Color was a glowing orange color with transparency of white too. Aroma was moderate and was able to hold some kind of spices to please the nose. The flavor was zesty with spice but also dominated by huge malt presence, but overall beer was tasty and in my opinion was better then the year before.
k9coug (105) - USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Did not have the sourness of a real Belgian wit, but was interesting. Put your nose in the glass and you are reminded of pumpkin pie. This bottle was from the "value rack" and I did not know it was a 2006 until just now. It held its own despite the time, must be the white pepper that stabilized it. The 22 oz was $1.50, think I’ll buy the lot.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Pours a murky dark golden hue, head is 1-finger of off-white, creamy smoothness that dissipates to a ring, minimal lacing
S- Nose is dominated by huge spices like coriander and cinnamon, subtle citrus-lemon, bread/biscuit malts in the background, and tea leaves
T- Initial taste is coriander and sweet bread malts reminiscent of holiday spice cake, midway comes subtle orange and lemon tones, finishes with a touch of pepper and more spices
M- Light/medium-bodied beer, slight oily slick texture, biting carbonation
D- This is one spice-heavy witbier that seems quite a bit off-style, too sweet and spicey for much more than one pint at a time, just not what I consider to be a balanced beer with that much spice in the picture
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy light gold with a very tall creamy off white head that has annoyingly good retention, seriously it just wont go away, but leaves great lacing. Aroma is of lots of light fruit, orange, a little spice and some yeasty notes, kind of soapy as well. Flavor is very floral and fruity. Vague fruity notes, orange peel, a little doughy yeast, and some peppery yeast. A decent take on the style though a little fruity, not enough yeast, like they injected fruit extract into it or something.
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden liquid. Two fingers of off-white foam. Mild aromas of orange peel and spice (pumpkin pie mix). Wheat and what seems like pumpkin as well in the nose. Aromas seems light and green. Light croissant sweetness in the front. Some paper and mild spice of cinnamon, and mace. A white pepper bit in the finish and into the linger. Subdued and easy going. Not many fault for a difficult style. Still lacks some of the wheat characteristics.
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade via PUB’N. Pours turbid bright oprange with 1-finger off-white head and great lacing. Nose is malty, with nutmeggy spice, coriander, white pepper, limey citrus. Tastes orange zesty, citric, with nutmeg and coriander spiciness, plus heavy white pepper, hops, and bready malt. palate is spicy and citric. Gets more caramelly as it warms, and loses some of its peppery and spicy notes, and the flavor falls off a bit.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear gold, white head. Nose is maltier than expected with some lemon & spice, honey and a bit of coriander. Flavor is more of that doughy malt, some coriander, a twinge of yeast, honey. Long sweet finish.