shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
johnnnniee (3797) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark yellow with yellowish foamy large head, citrus aroma, fizzy with spicy orange peel taste, slightly bitter finish. Not bad but nor spectacular either.
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden beer with a short lived foamy white head. Light cinnamon spice nose with some orange notes. Light bready beer with some dry cinnamon and a bit of sour orange. Okay seasonal.
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew has the definite aroma of nutmeg, orange peel, wheat, and citrus. It is cloudy, golden in color with a thick, white head. It has a pleasant taste of orange mixed with the wheat flavoring with a burst of spices.
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy amber with a thick, creamy head that dissipates to a thin lacing. Aromas of malt and cinnamon with muted clove, banana and citrus. Flavors are orange, dried fruit and a whisper of cinnamon with a bready citrus finish. It’s light and slightly peppery on the palate. Very smooth and citrusy. Not enormously memorable, but not a bad ale.
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with minimal head. Some orange citrus aroma with holiday spice notes as well ( cinnamon and nutmeg). A sweet wheat beer that goes down easy and the spices actually blend well with the citrus flavor. A good light seasonal.