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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 thatís perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Sampled on 4/16/2103. This Witbier pours a medium orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy with orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. A medium to light bodied wit bier. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and sweet. Decent carbonation. The spices compliment and help offset the fruitiness and sweetness. Crisp and clean. Very drinkable. A somewhat different winter ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1491) - Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a one finger head that reduces. Aroma is spices, fruity, yeasty and and wheat. The taste is Christmas spices, wheat and orange peel. Good, I like those spices in there, it reminds me of the holidays.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (746) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy deep yellow hue w/ a small fizzy white head quickly dissipating and good lacing. Medium aromas of nutmeg, lemon, orange peel, clove, pear, biscuit, and earthy yeast spiciness. Initial flavor is light citrus with a faint bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are lemon, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, wheat, clove, pepper, biscuit, and yeast earthiness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a mild dry alcohol warming in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that faded quickly and left light lacing. Smells of citrus, cloves, coriander, and a few other spices. Tastes of all the same things mentioned in the smell. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with decent carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good wit beer with extra spicing. Pretty average though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (700) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a small, thin white head. Aroma of nutmeg and yeast mixed with mild citrus. Body was light-to-medium and slightly on the thin side. Flavor of nutmeg over orangey citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2468) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before April 2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon, orange peel, wheat, clove, pepper, pear, floral, biscuit, and earthy yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes. Taste of lemon, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, wheat, light clove, pepper, floral, biscuit, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat, biscuit, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and spice notes; with spices being more muted than I expected from the nose; and zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good spiced witbier. Good balance of malt and spice notes with good flavor robustness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
12oz bottle from sampler pack. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aromas some wheat, coriander, light spices, and light citrus. Flavor of wheat, light citrus, bit of bread and some spice and coriander. Average wit. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
A good looking beer, but not outstanding. Slightly hazy. A pale yellow color... a lot like Summer Ale but a bit lighter. This is a good beer. To be honest, I prefer it to the Winter Lager. The two beers are somewhat similar, but there is far less malt in White Christmas, and itís more balanced. Theyíre both very enjoyable, but I think this should probably be Samís seasonal... Like I said, I like the balance, and the nutmeg and orange flavors I get make this good any time, in any weather. You really donít need to have a white Christmas to enjoy this beer. One of the better beers Iíve had from Samuel Adams, to be honest. The beginning of each sip is somewhat floral, but the finish is bready with a bit of cinnamon -- like cinnamon bread or something along those lines. Refreshing, easy to drink, and quite unique. Well done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
bottle. Hazy gold with small head. Mildly spiced wheat beer. Pleasant but not particularly noteworthy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
I didnít like this too much for a Christmas beer I thought that it was way too light.


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