Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty flavor with a bit of off malts, slightly off, mild spice slight wheat flavor. Decent and drinkable
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DCLawyer (2438) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy straw, white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of nutmeg, currant, citrus zest, malt. Taste has some malt, yeast, orange peel, banana, spices. Messy. Aroma is bland, taste is same.
timmeratx (3) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
A welcomed alternative to the usual holiday offerings. Typical orange haze with a delicate head. Aromas of holiday spice and orange peel. Medium body with citrus and spice flavours. A good beer to have on a winterís day.
dfinney23 (2618) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy gold with a wisp of white head. The cinnamon and nutmeg are a little overpowering. Wouldnít want a 6-pack but a festive change of pace now and then.
ChainGangGuy (4750) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a solidly hazed, pale gold body with a thin, short-lived, white head.
Smell: Not just some pilsner and wheat malt, but also some pale malt in the mix. Thereís no second guessing the spicing, you get the cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel.
Taste: Very light pale malt, the malted wheat and some pils with a soft breadiness and fair sweetness. The first few sips had me taken aback at the cinnamon and nutmeg spicing, but, eventually the tongue adjusted and it all kind of melded together, letting the citrus from the hops and added orange peel come forward a bit more. Finishes up a little sweet, a little spicy, and a little citrusy.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Feels fairly full for a witbier.
Overall: I think would take it over the ole Samuel Adams White Ale. Speaking of, is this its replacement? Gee, man, thatís gotta be rough, being laid off on the holidays. Poor White Ale. Thanks, Obama!
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
While Jim Koch and company deserve the worldís respect for making craft beer commercially viable, they canít seem to come off the idea of mixing wheat and orange with cinnamon and other spices. Sounds good in theory, but the product tastes a bit fishy. It looks like witbier, but that is irrelevant. Sharp spices may work in a malt heavy porter or doppel, however a delicate wheat ale is another story. Tastes like a quahog with a nutmeg pearl inside. Hopefully this is the worst rating I will bestow upon our local pride and joy.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured hazy yellow with little head and not lacing. The aroma and taste were primarily orange, cinnamon and clove with some wheat malt in the background. This is not something Iíd get again. If Iím going to have a spiced winter ale I think Iíd prefer a darker, malty ale with more subtle spices.
McGarnigle (607) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled drink by March. Iím not usually a fan of holiday beers, but this works for me. The cinnamon and nutmeg are light and meld well with a witbier. Itís foremost fruity/citrusy and has a nice creamy body. It is not a hearty winter brew, however.
BeerandBlues2 (11964) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy-cloudy orange with a very small, fizzy white head, short to no retention or lacing. Aroma is orange, light caramel and toast malt, spicy wheat malt, cinnamon and nutmeg with faint earthy hops. Flavor is spicy wheat malt, spices, light citrus notes and a sweet finish. Light body and carbonation. The toast malt is problematic in this beer. Yuck!
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured brighter golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up cinnamon an nutmeg over soft bready malts.. fresh citrus as it warmed.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found bread and doughy malts at the core with cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel around... malty overall.. tasty stuff. Light-medium bodied and chewy on the palate.. good use of spillage.. really good.