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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 thatís perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ejh8 (105) - - NOV 24, 2012
Gold yellowish color. Not as crisp or fresh as Jim Koch tauts, little disappointing as most Sam Adams beers can be. Good to try a six pack but not a long term winner. Grade: C+

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Enjoyed at a friends house after recording new band material in Milwaukee, WI. I didnít take notes while drinking this from the bottle. My take is that itís a sub-par wit beer with pronounced spice notes. Just ok stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (137) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a one and a half finger head. Some decent lacing. Taste to me resembles a spice infused hefeweizen. Interesting flavor that I enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Looks like I liked this more than most. Pours cloudy yellow / orange with a large soapy off-white head. The aroma has lots of spiciness (cinnamon jumps out most), orange peel, smooth wheat, powder and an overall dryness. Medium smooth body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a gentle spice blend (lots present, but itís not harsh) balance by rich smooth wheat. The finish has light plasticy taste, but not too big. Large amount of nutmeg and cinnamon that lingers. Nice unique holiday beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Decent beer, a little too spiced up for me, may be the nutmeg, the taste of the belgian white gets lost with all the other stuff going on, but pretty average beer. Not something I will seek out.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jlar810 (5) - - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
Pleasant holiday aroma, soon the senses are overwhelmed by spice. Upon pour, head was nearly non existent. Not very drinkable, one bottle is enough

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a bright and hazy yellow with a white head that evaporates quickly. Aroma contains cinnamon, orange, lemon, banana, and spice. Quite pleasing. The taste is generally what I was expecting from the aroma. The lemon and orange citrus come out most along with the cinnamon. Cinnamon in the aftertaste, but this does not last long at all. Light in body, with a fizzy texture. This one is alright I suppose but nothing approaching special. However, you could easily do worse.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1335) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Reminds me of a summer shandy with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cloudy, decent head that disappears quickly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (963) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from state line - pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma has the orange and nutmeg, but Iím not getting a ton of cinnamon. Leans sweet and dry. Overall, solid, but I wished theyíd punched up the spices more to give it more complexity and interest.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from state line liquors. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Not a lot on the nose except a faint orange. Iím getting the orange peel but not much if the nutmeg or cinnamon. Lingers a bit of orange. Typical wit.


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