badhack (229) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy golden color with little head. Aroma is light, mostly wheat. There is a lot of wheat, a light spice and a lot of musty orange peel. The peel is strong and not mixing with the hops at all. Medium light on the palate.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a medium ornage .. .medium head, dies down a bit .. light lacing .. . sorry girls, if you have a tattoo- you are a whore. fact.. .. perfume, coriander, spice, orange peel, and sweet spiced wheat .. . pretty tasty, does have that touch of xmas, easy to drink too .. . . ...you got keep your flag tucked in your pocket, thatís all I know...
Jabic (346) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ar: Peaches and banana - orange peel, clove, and a bit of clean malt.
Ap: Cloudy gold - medium-large white head with pretty good retention, leaving a medium-small cap of foam.
T: Some light clean malt up front - clove, orange peel, and ginger - the spicing tastes sort of stale and dull - spicy finish, with some banana, low bitterness.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: No huge flaws, but the flavors just donít come together and, overall, the beer doesnít taste very fresh and bright.
Nicklaus1 (9) - Seymour, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bitter smell, bitter taste. Not my favorite. But since its Samuel Adams, iíll drink it..
Wileecoyote (33) - - DEC 4, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 Very smooth caramel tones with nice hint of the holiday spices. Aftertaste is similar to their basic ale, wish it was just a bit darker or had a heavier aftertaste.
dlovell2 (460) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with white head. Spicy Citrus aroma. Light wheat flavor with some light cinnamon and nutmeg spice and cirtus with yeast notes.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: † Hazy straw in color, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing. † Orange peel and corriander up front, but also some cinnamon and nutmeg. † Belgian Wit crossed with Pumpkin? † I guess I think Pumpkin with the cinnamon and nutmeg, but I guess given the timing I will try and think of it as some sort of holiday cookie. † Feels a bit wheaty, body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Finishes just as it started, flavor from start to finish, citrusy, corriander, nutmeg, and cinnamon. † Interesting combination. † To me its like a combination of summer and autumn, but I will overlook that and think about the label... white christmas. † Who the hell doesnít want a white christmas?
Wiszard (19) - Derry, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours from the bottle golden orange with a white head. The orange body is cloudy showing the unfilteredness of the beer. Orange peel the dominate aroma and taste. Itís a nice beer for a change. Donít think I could drink a case of this, though.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fragrant holiday spices, on a wheaty base. Cinnamon and orange peel dominate. Good stuff if youíre in the mood.
Tac (95) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours small quickly disappearing head, cloudy body. Aroma of some cloves, cinnamon, honey and citrus. Taste is quite sweet with very light bitterness.