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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Orange pour. Aroma of spices, nutmeg, orange citrus, cinnamon. Taste is a faint spice mixed with an orange wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Lightly hazy golden with a white head. Citrus, wheat, earthy, yeast, light sweetness. A bit of tang on the back end. Not really feeling this one. Too much spice here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma is wheat nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices. Taste follows aroma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhp40219 (447) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange with a decent white head that disappates pretty quickly and leaves a bit of lacing that slides down into the beer. Aroma of citrus, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat and malt. Taste is malt and citrus up front with the wheat, nutmeg and cinnamon coming in a bit in the back. Short finish of citrus and malts. Medium body, average carbonation. Not bad, but not particularly memorable either.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1852) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VAYankee (345) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (3088) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6181) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Poured from bottle. Nice vanilla spice aroma. Cloudy gold, thin white head. Flavors of vanilla, pepper, spice, hint of banana, orange peel and caramel. Slightly watery feel, but quite drinkable. Nice stuff.

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