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RATINGS: 434   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (299) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a haze light gold with a fine head. Aroma is that of, citrus, herbs and malt. Taste is a nice light spice and malt. Finish is warm with a nice spice after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours cloudy golden with a thin wisoy white head. Notes of cinnamon, vanilla, wheat, clove, banana. Medium bodied with lush carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to John. Pours cloudy straw gold with white head. Nose and taste of spiced orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, banana and light dried spice bag. Lighter bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ironprog (43) - - JAN 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy, golden-straw color, with a large, frothy, white head. Strong aromas of orange and cinnamon. Taste is fairly sweet and reminds me of a cinnamon roll with orange icing. It has a medium-body, with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Finish is long and sweet. Not a bad beer, but there are plenty of other Samuel Adams brews that I would choose over this one. Still, it does make for a nice change of pace.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (828) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
bottle. Poured cloudy straw coloured with a dense white head. Light citrusy aroma with a vanilla hint. Mouthfeel is crisp and light with a lingering slightly dry finish. Taste of wheat grains and pumpkin pie spices.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (441) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and citrus. Reminds me of Christmas morning. Taste is loaded with winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a nice bitter citrus rind. Light bodied. Good carbonation. My favorite Sam Adams thus far.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bconch (265) - - JAN 19, 2013
Cloudy yellow pour. Nose of lemon and wheat. Taste follows with some bread and tartness. Pale finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Poured cloudy gold, with a thin, white head. Aroma is floral and citrus. Taste is orange peel and dry hops. I got a little vanilla in on the tip of the tongue, which was interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (1974) - USA - JAN 18, 2013
This smells like a pretty standard lager, but tastes like a widely available witbier - think a notch above Blue Moon, but below Hoegarden.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 16, 2013
Fruity - cranberry. Kölsch tasting ale. Clean and crisp. Nothing special but a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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