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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.


2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swiseman (430) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
pours a pale yellow with thin white head. aromas of spice and alcohol. initial flavour is typical wit of subtle orange peel, but cloves are quite prominent. AS it warms up, the alcohol taste seems to strengthen and almost overpowers other flavours. As a big Sam Adams fan, I was a little disappointed with this one. It’s not bad for a "light" winter beer, but there are far better choices.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/6/14

Aroma: The aroma of this one is full of wheat, lemon, and lots of spice
Appearance: The pour is a murky gold-orange, with a fizzy off-white head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lots of spice and lemon over wheat malt flavors
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a lively-to-fizzy carbonation, and a spicy finish
Overall Impression: Somehow I waited until May to pull this from the fridge. I wasn’t overly impressed by this beer. There’s too much carbonation and too much spice for it to be particularly drinkable, and the flavors are only alright.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (291) - - MAY 2, 2014
Golden colour with a very slight cloudiness and small lacy head. Warm flavour of cinnamon and nutmeg but not overpowering. Still has the taste of a wheat beer even with the spicing. (K)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
bottle - this brew has a spicy, citrus aroma. It tastes very sweet with nutmeg and a hint of orange apparent. It’s medium bodied with a sweet, spicy finish. While okay, I thought it would be better with the sweetness toned down some.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Nice and iteresting to drink. Very smooth and soft, not too sweet and nice cloudy features there.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
CardsPackHawks (99) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Got as part of the Christmas season variety pack. I usually enjoy this style, but something about this is funky. Not sure if it is the cinnamon or nutmeg, but something kinda ruins this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2676) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle: Pours a golden-orange color, translucent, and topped with a finger of creamy beige head. Nice amount of spice in the nose, but a little too much orange peel in the taste. More spice presence that I can qualify as sessionable. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Not good looking not good smelling or tasting. Any flavor disappears quick very similar to other beers from this brewery. Not a fan.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (159) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Hazy gold with thin head. Aroma of orange and spices. Smooth and easy drinking. Not bad, but nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
Poor interpretation of the style. Fake candy-like spice and aroma. Pours a yellowish straw color into the pint glass. Large white head that last for awhile. Aroma of lemon and orange with Christmas spices. Taste is bready malts with citrus zest and overwhelming amount of spices. Finish is acerbic and medicinal, fat malt on the tongue, not great.


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