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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 thats perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus, and nuts. Taste is orange, nutmeg, and cinnamon and not much else. Kind of like eating some potpourri or something.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
finn1918 (198) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a light hazy orange/yellow with a 1-finger white head. Aroma is very weak, but mostly of spices. Very sweet on the tongue, and taste is dominated by citrus and some spice. Sadly, there really isnt much to this beer. It is vastly inferior to the coffee stout it is replacing in the winter pack, and is a bland, forgettable beer in its own right.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3637) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to my friend Mourty: Poured a hazy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is full of spices such as cinnamon and coriander. Taste reminds me of ginger bread cookies with loads of very balancing spices. Seemed very festive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy darkish yellow with a little over a finger of thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove, a little citrus and some baking spices. Taste is light sweet. Clove, banana, cinnamon, wheat, christmas spices and a little citrus on the finish. Medium bodied with a somewhat thick and slightly creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would be happy to drink this one again.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Herbal and glossed with a tangy, citrus-fueled core, this Belgian white is studded with a vinegar-like flavor. Murky body and an innocuous nose round out this underwhelming "limited" offering. Ghastly.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours pale gold with a thick white head. Aroma and flavor are lots of spice (nutmeg and cinnamon) and orange peel plus some wheat notes. Pretty sweet. Comes off as a little flat. Thick, cloying mouthfeel. Not big on highly spiced winter ales, and this is pretty highly spiced.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Botte, poured cloudy pale gold. Some lite spice aromas, hard to tell. Mild nutmeg, cinnamon spice, mixed with orange. Makes me think of the holidays. Overall a little weak,, but still good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
A hazy orange color with a tall white head. Nose has a strong spice aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. A bit of wheat and sweet bread, some yeast, and mild citrus peel. Tastes strongly of cinnamon and nutmeg. The spices really dominate. A bit of yeast, wheat, and bread sweetness. Fairly light citrus flavors in the background and on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large white head. Strong nutmeg flavor dominates with wheat malt, light cinnamon/clove. Bitter orange peel finish. Not bad - extra spicy.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ScoWRee (392) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours like gold with a white foamy head. Aroma of wheat. Taste is a mess. Crisp citrus. Im not getting the spice. Kind of watery. Not what I expected. Im a huge Sam Adams fan. This one is not on the mark for me. Maybe I need to re-rate another time.


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