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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As crisp as the first snowfall of the year, this unfiltered white ale is blended with holiday spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel. The familiar citrus and wheat characters of the ale are complimented by the warmth of the spices for a festive brew that’s perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (3270) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is nutmeg, coriander and citrus. Tastes are zesty citrus, wheat and typical winter spices. Kind of a strange mix. Little yeasty in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (187) - Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is spices. Flavor is wheat, orange, cinnamon with a slightly peppery finish. medium carbonation.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
I had no idea this was supposed to be a Belgian. This was a big swing and a miss from Sammy

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12oz in Seattle. Bright hazy orange, light amber. Big spicy wheat, obnoxious perfume of cardamom and sage. Clean crisp body, nice. White grape, creamy wheat. Eh, could be worse.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Interesting combination of flavors. Unfortunately, that combination did not agree with my taste buds. I could see someone liking this beer, but not me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3190) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12/30/2013: Samuel Adams White Christmas (Ale brewed with spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel)... The aroma is nutmeg-dusted orange and the flavor is lots of cinnamon on top of a citrusy wheat maltiness; it almost has the raw, dusty spice quality to it. I was thinking that this might just be the wheat version of Old Fezziwig, but the ginger in that works harmoniously with the maltiness whereas the nutmeg and cinnamon in this are just a bit too much on top of the Belgian Wit-like base of this week. I’m definitely not a big fan of the White Christmas. 12 fl. oz. bottle (5.8% ALC/VOL; Enjoy Before MAY14) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #407 for this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
The White Christmas pours a mostly cloudy bronze with a small beige head that does not last long and leaves little lacing. The aroma is faint but I pick up orange and cinnamon. The flavor is orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. Overall this is a decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pour: hazy darker golden color with a white head that dissipates quickly Nose: orange, cinnamon, all spice Tongue: light carb, thin, oily Taste: sweet, citrus, nutmeg Overall: a nice witbier would buy again. Type: 12 oz bottle from variety pack

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (700) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Appearance was hazy yellowish gold with creamy whitish diminishing 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are wheat, spices, citrus fruits and sourdough bread. Taste are tart orangish wheat with hints of spicey ginger and cinnamon. Palate is soft light CO2 with light body, tart bready average length finish. An easy refreshing Wit, strange marriage of spices and tartiness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2733) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
From the Holiday 12 pack Pours a hazy medium golden color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of pepper, anise, nutmeg and cinnamon overpower the nose of this one. Light sweet maltiness and a hint of wheat grain round out the aroma. The flavor is over spiced gingerbread cookies. There’s a hint of beer in here, but the spicing makes it hard for me to find. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick spicy mouthfeel. Not the beer for me.


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