Bcoble003 (286) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow the smell of spice galore! The taste is of multiple spice to cinnamon is the most notable to me.
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EithCubes (5553) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose of wheat with cinnamon and tons of nutmeg, light citrus and grain. Hazy pour has the whole spectrum from yellow to orange and a creamy, dense eggshell head that laces. Oily, malty medium body with only light carbonation, a crackery resolves, and nice fruity and phenolic highlights to complement the orange and spices. Sweet with a little tang and less bitterness. The subtle cherry splashes here help nudge my impression to that of a holiday beer, but regardless this one’s just way too gaudy.
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the winter sampler: Pours out a hazy, almost orange amber with a thick white head. Aroma is very faint flowery. Flavor is crisp, light citrus that follows up with a spice regimen that belongs in a holiday pie. Very light for a winter beer, but a good brew.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy white head. Lots of cinnamon and nearly as much nutmeg in the aroma, toasted wheat, sweet, mellow citrus and a touch of bread. Flavor is sweet floury wheat up front, then strong, almost warm cinnamon, dried orange peel and a little earthy, spicy, nutty nutmeg to the finish. Light to medium body with a mostly neutral, somewhat syrupy and oily feel, light to medium, blanketing and slightly sharp carbonation. Not really my kinda thing, but not bad, I could see it going well with some winter festivities and some sweet dessert breads.
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish yellow, minimal clouding. White wheat. Aroma is very spicy for this style, so much so it’s hard to even classify it in this category for me. That being said- aroma is spices- nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, also oranges and lemon. Taste is sweet with spices. Very enjoyable beer.
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a winter variety 12-pack
Purchased: Nov. 1, 2013
Consumed: Nov. 1, 2013
Misc.: Enjoy by March 2014
Poured an orange hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white head. Sporadic spots of lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top.
Smelled a lot of different notes combined into one. Got orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses and even a bit of pumpkin. Some other wintry spices in there as well.
Tasted a lot like the smell, but a little lighter. Got orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, gingerbread, cinnamon sticks and honey wheat .
Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish.
I really enjoyed this one. I’d definitely have it again. Just a lighter winter beer.
thedm (5613) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent light yellow orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was musty mild malt and mild wheat. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a mellow herbal aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mild lager mild wheat mild hops herbal and crisp. An OK brew just nothing special.
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy yellow, wsmall white head. very spicy aroma, cookie spices, wheat.flavor is spicy, flowery, wheaty.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Late rating. 12 ounce single bottle from Sam Adams Winter variety pack. Pours a light gold color with a small white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and spices. Taste is citrus, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices. Too many spices in this beer - it seems like they tried way too hard with this. You can’t drink more than one of these in a row - the spices are overwhelming.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet, fruity, coruander, spice. The appearance is hazy ytellow, white head. The flavor is same as the aroma. The fnosh is spice, coriander. Medium in body. Good.