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RATINGS: 429   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is orange, bread and cookie malt, wheat, oats, and light floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some wheat and herbs and a heavy dose of orange towards the end; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Cloudy golden. Fast, white head. Aroma: Wheat, clove, spice. Flavor: Wheat, clove, mutmeg, ginger. Somewhat complex blend of spices. Spiced finish that was somewhat bitter. Itís a good beer but nothing great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ericular (484) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Poured with little to no head, a hazy straw color with a small ring and minor lacing. Aroma is peach with some wheat and citrus. Taste is somewhat sweet with a sharp punch of spice that fades quick. Doesnít come across screaming "winter" or "Christmas", so I was a little disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow/orange with white head. Aroma is pleasant, notes of citrus, clove, light nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is much the same with a nice malt backbone, light sweetness. Light-medium, soft body with high carbonation. I enjoyed!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nearbeer (3424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2012
12 oz. Hazy orange-golden with a quarter inch of lasting cream. Nose is dry cracked wheat, lemon zest and a touch of nutmeg. Taste is similar with the nutmeg and lemon zest taking more of the lead on the wheat. Some orange flesh in there as well. Medium body is soft, well-balanced, and tingly-dry on the finish with the spices and acidity. Seems to be exactly what they set out to achieve. Not bad, but my taste buds seem to be overly sensitive to nutmeg and this one nearly approaches my limit.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mighty_Taco311 (9) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
Iím a big Sam Adams fan and Iím disappointed by this one. Not at all what I think a winter beer should be. Sour tasting and very fizzy. Not my favorite flavor profile.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (865) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, minimal head. Aroma of bubble gum, banana, cinnamon, wheat. Spritzy carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Nice balance of fruity esters and spice.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fratto (2523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle from Kroger. Hazy, light pour with a big white head. Aroma is citrus, baking spice, and apples. Taste is banana, heavy nutmeg, and a gingerbready awkwardness that goes through the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (500) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a hazy gold, with white head. Aroma of spice. Taste is sort of a spiced up white beer, with a touch of citrus in there too.. Well enough blended, but not one that Iíll need to have much more of. Ehhh....thumbs sideways on this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Little head mostly diminishing light gold color cloudy fruity aroma spice and orange flavor light body, kind of like a lighter sweeter version on the winter lager.


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