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RATINGS: 429   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 that’s perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange. Small white head. Aroma of citrus and spices that increases as it warms. Flavor is that of a typical wheat beer, but it had just enough body to keep it interesting. Some citrus and spice in the finish. Very pleasant. A nice easy drinker. Most of the SA seasonals are decent, but I thought this one was pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
bottle, different type wit, lots of christmas spice, mainly nutmeg, cinnamon, some citrus notes. higher carbonation. not bad

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Spice and cinnamon. Some hops in the end. A bit watery and could have a bigger mouth feel.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz bottle from my mother in law. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, mild Christmas spice, caramel, wheat, very mild fruit character. The nose has a metallic note that is distracting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (1619) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2013
bottle from hyvee, poured into glass, hazy light orange pour with white head, funky spice aroma with sweet, spicy flavor and some orange and spices. decent, wont do agaibn

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (99) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Medium amber beer, white head. Aromas of cider, faint orange. Flavors of cinnamon nutmeg,caramel, apple, sour cherry. Smooth on the palate, moderate carbonation. Finish is slightly sour, hint of peach. This is surprisingly good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with frothy white head. The aroma is citrus and spice. Medium mouthfeel with strong citrus, nutmeg and cinnamon. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours yellow-gold with a white head. Orange and spices in the aroma and taste. Nice holiday brew.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was orange, with various spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). Caramel, malt, and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor was spice bomb, way too spicy - strange citrus notes. This didn’t work for me.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1417) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a very nice white, dense head. Aroma has a very pungent spice nose with a strong orange peel, nutmeg and has a nose similar to a pomander. Flavor is extremely spicy with a lot of nutmeg and orange peel coming through. Very little beer flavor is there as its pretty much a spice bomb. Body is dense enough to hold the spice and there is a light fizzyness to it. Overall the brew is a bit too much spice in my opinion.


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