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RATINGS: 439   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange yellow, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, coriander. Flavor is about the same, plus other spices. Nutmeg? Medium sweet with a bit of lemon zest bitterness. Medium body. Not bad. Not sure why it its getting so hammered here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2012
thinish beer with that sam adams flavors, all the spices are subdued. its pretty good, easy drinker

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1714) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12 oz bottle from the winter variety pack. Pours a cloudy cantalloupe hue with a dissipating white head. Aroma consists of coriander, christmas spices, as described. Taste is sweet and full of spices, savory, wheaty; ends on a lightly tart note. Body is thin, carbonation moderate. I thought this was pretty good. Underrated.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob02190 (24) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours cloudy gold with a light head, its Aromas are dominated by citrus and cinnamon. Taste is tangerines or candied orange with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon at the end. It was very smooth with good carbonation and went well with spicey tacos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4819) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, citrus, and a touch of orange peel. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that has decent retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus/orange. The finish has moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, and a hint of orange peel. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I like wheat beers and I like spiced beers, so I found this to be pretty tasty. I would throw this in the Spiced category as itís the spices that are front and center over the Belgian Wit characteristics.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma of wheat, a corn like aroma, corriander, and a light brown sugar. Flavor is corriander, sweet wheat, and some spices I donít know. A bit thin and fizzy but ok for the style/beer that it is.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (788) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. Thanks Samp01 for sharing. Pours hazy golden with long lasting, creamy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of wheat malt, sourdough, and hints of spices and pears. Body is medium and smooth. A lot of spices, wheat malt, citrus fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Overall it is nicely made wit.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
badhack (315) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
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...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabic (427) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
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.


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