pottygok (442) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Light cereal notes with hints of doughiness. Spiciness throughout.
Appearance: Cloudy blonde with rich, white head.
Taste: Light bitterness with hints of spicy sweetness at the edges, but all very faint.
Palate: Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation, minimal finish.
Overall: Very weak and watery beer. Extremely disappointing.
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a white head. Yeasty aroma with some fruity esters. Tastes has spice and some citurs. Mouthfeel is thicker than one would expect for style. Decent.
Studentofbrrs (90) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 pale in color with a cloudy tinge to it. has a soft spicy smell to it with a hint of citrus. You can taste the cinnamon and nutmeg pretty clearly, almost leaves a dry feeling on the tongue, it has a citrus finish. It goes down smooth and when poured from a bottle it produces a light fizzy head that disappears quickly.
jimhilt (2391) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two-fingered white head that fades quickly to ring leaving traces of lace. Light-medium carbonation. Medium body. Hazy straw color. Nose is orange peel, flavor is sweet orange peel and finish is sweet and dry. 12oz bottle part of 12-pak $13.99 Market Basket Concord, NH.
b3shine (5202) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a cloudy orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells doughy and spicy with citrus notes. Tastes Like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A decent witbier.
edgallow (1938) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and grain. Taste is wheat, sweet malts and a hint of spice.
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This being a Christmas beer I figured it would be darker but it poured a hazy light yellowish hue. Smell was bitter and slightly spicy. Tastes light with hints of holiday spices. Good addition to three seasonal sampler.
gandalf7531 (8) - USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity beer, with a bit of a sour aftertaste to it. I have always thought Sam Adams brewed very fine beer, and this is a very decent one; just not to my liking. I am learning more about which beers I do like as I go along, and Sam Adams will be a brand that I turn to for that quality, just not this beer.
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy straw yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, and hint of spice. Wheat flavor with citrus, nutmeg and cinnamon hinted at but not easily noted. Decent beer.
JMerritt (1775) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A very hazy apricot-color with pink hues. Bright white head is small and mostly diminishing. Orange peel aroma with some quick black pepper spice notes atop mellow nutmeg, crisp wheat, apricot preserves and vanilla cookies. Medium-sweet with some light bitter undertones, particularly in the finish. Moderately carbonated with a medium body and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, the "winter" spices used approach "blink and you’ll miss" territory so I’m not sure how well this works as a special winter offering, but this is solid nonetheless.