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RATINGS: 438   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (223) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Don’t remember all the details as I drank this a few weeks ago. Very creamy in the mouth with a spicy flavor and aroma. I remember it being good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Interesting idea - pairing a witbier with Christmas spices. Medium bodied. A lot going on here. The orange flavor is really nice, but it seems muted and stays in the background. Tons of cinnamon and wheat - making it almost chewy in the mouthfeel. I would have preferred to simply drink a more traditional white ale with more citrus and a lighter body. Not a trainwreck but not a beer that I’ll pick up again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (499) - - JAN 21, 2014
Hazy wet golden with a filmy head, high carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of orange peel, wheat, cinnamon, spices, cloves and malts. Cinnamon and spices upfront with some oranges, wheat and malts. Moderate weighted palate and mild feeling carbonation. Pretty good!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (305) - - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a 2 finger head that leaves a thin white film as it dissipates. Nose has some nutmeg, orange peel and a strange, almost soapy, component. Taste has some spice, wheat...but a chalky type of finish. Drinkable, but wouldn't seek this out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Okay beer, but really lacking in flavor compared to just about any other belgian wit. C’mon sam adams get your head together and start putting some taste back in the beers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Hazy golden yellow in color, not a ton of head, but looks rather appealing nonetheless. If you slowly pour it out in spurts, the head is nice. Aroma of allspice and/or grains of paradise. Kinda like a spicy candle with hops. Distinct nutmeg (after I read the label). It’s a little un-beer like but pretty okay. Also orange peel after it warms up after a few minutes. This might be a nice crossover for someone who doesn’t love beer but loves candles. The flavor is very sweet in the malt area, before all dem spices come a creepin’ up. The orange peel is crucial here, as it ties together the malts and the other spices. The feel is about average, with a touch of tingly spice. It’s a nice wintry mix. Spicy and purdy good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours clear yellow under a white head. Aroma of light lemon zest and spice. The flavor is light lemon and some vague spiciness. Smooth body and palate.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jbuskirk (433) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
For me, the spices in this brew were too overwhelming and clashed with the sweetness of the wheat malt. I have to admit, though, this brew’s still fairly drinkable considering that it combines wheat with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s a harebrained idea with less than stellar execution but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (2619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is nutmeg, coriander and citrus. Tastes are zesty citrus, wheat and typical winter spices. Kind of a strange mix. Little yeasty in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (135) - Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is spices. Flavor is wheat, orange, cinnamon with a slightly peppery finish. medium carbonation.


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