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RATINGS: 470   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours a hazy orange color with citrus aromas, taste a little nutmeg with orange, not bad overall and thatís hard to say about a Sam Adams beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Not sure what to think about this one. It had the aroma of a witbier but heavily spiced. The color was cloudy yellow gold with a big fizzy head. Nothing unique or heavy about the palate. The tastes were confusing. Parts of wheat, citrus, cinnamon and nutmeg. However, they werenít balanced and just lumped together. It seemed like an effort to make a Christmas themed beer that didnít quite work.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VAYankee (333) - Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Sweet grassy aroma with nutmeg, a touch of cinnamon, and a bit of orange peel. Light hay taste; the spices mostly disappear in the flavor. Minimal aftertaste. Palate is medium to light bodied and softly carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (2087) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast, pineapple and orange. Taste is orange and wheat with cinnamon. Alittle too much spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (3509) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very hazy orange color with white creamy head that disappears slowly. Cinnamon and nutmeg is the only thing I smell. Flavors of Cinnamon and nutmeg upfront with wheat and a lightly spicy hop. It finishes just as it started with spice. Lighter body and drinks well enough. Not a bad holiday brew from SA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Poured from bottle. Nice vanilla spice aroma. Cloudy gold, thin white head. Flavors of vanilla, pepper, hint of banana, orange peel and caramel. Slightly watery feel, but quite drinkable. Nice stuff. Could really be kick ass if it had a little more flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a hazed golden with a chalky white edge and soft white head. Slight floral-sweet, cranberryesque aroma. A thick white with an orangey edge and noticeable spice character and that signature Sam Adams maltiness.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Taste is sweet citrus, dough and grain. Light drinking and pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 ounce bottle
I picked up a 12 pack of Sam Adams to have some lighter styles around the house. This was my first and not a bad introduction. For a large mass produced beer it is good (especially at about $1.15 a bottle). Check it out before the season changes.

Aroma / Appearance - The golden blond base has a light warmth to it as if the sun was rising slowly. Dense but short lived bursts of foam accent the base. Herbal green tea, white pepper, and ephemeral hints of gingerbread set a wintery feel.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, melons, and lemons prepare the palate for a gingery finish. Mellow and laid back it doesnít try to be ambitious. It isnít going to sell anyone on Sam Adams but it isnít swill either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Cloudy yellow with white lacing. Musky aroma. Creamy palate with flavours of orange zest and nutmeg. Nice.


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