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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 that’s perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
(Bottle). Pours a hazy orange-golden complexion. Aroma is mild with wheat and faint spices. Flavor has lots of orange and coriander. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JayTeeSupreme (18) - - DEC 20, 2013
Poured a cloudy hazy yellow, hay coloured. With a good foamy head. Looks pretty nice. The smell however is off-putting, a sour yeast is all that appears. The taste is whats suprising, it doesn’t taste like It smells. An almost refreshing, light spice with a typical ale taste on the back. The spices linger long after the sip. Almost lemon and a pleasant nutty after taste. An oaken earthy undertone predominates. A thin and light beer on the palate. Overall I enjoyed it, but the spices tend to become a little heavy, I couldn’t see myself drinking to much of this. But once again as a holiday specialty beer its interesting. Not a huge standout from the holiday box but it doesn’t try to be anything special and because of this, it works.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (499) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
bottle: pours a hazy orange with a nice white head. Aromas are sweet citrus and coriander. Taste is nice earthy... spicy bite... nutmeg. I like this... but it isn’t the best wit, or Christmas beer. What it is though... a nice twist on a couple styles that wouldn’t otherwise meet each other. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled from BevMo. Hazy golden in color. Strong nutmeg nose. Bitter spicy flavors dominate up front. A hint of graininess, but the spice dominates.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattH (608) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Translucent gold pour with half inch head. Aroma is orange peel and nutmeg. Flavor is coriander, orange peel, nutmeg. Finish is sour. Level of carbonation is high.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bif (1292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of orange, nutmeg, cinnamon and grain. Taste is similar to the aroma, with citrus, nutmeg, cinnamon. Has a mild bitterness and bit of lingering spice. Light body, smooth and sweet. Belgian Witbier is not very high on my list and the holiday spices to not enhance it any.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bwa5879 (535) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Light hazy orange pour with a short white head. Nose has orange cream, slight clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. Average carbonation, chalky mouthfeel like cider, slightly dry finish, dries the teeth. Taste is light and watery, flavors of sour malt, orange citrus rind, belgian yeast, metallic euro hops ever so slightly, cloves and a hint of licorice too. Flavor average and unsurprising, not a good mouthfeel either, too watery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark orange color with a tall white head. The aroma has some orange peel and light notes of baking spices. The flavor is the same. The body is a bit flabby for this style with a bit too much sweetness. The spices are well balanced though. Not a favorite, but a decent brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy orange gold. Small head. I detected some fruit and spice notes, but I expected this to be a bit more flavorful than it was. Still, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ada (3) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
This limited edition ale is a great addition to holiday beverages. It reminds me of a winter version of a pumpkin ale. It isn’t too spiced and the taste is perfect for a cool or warm day.


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