Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (342) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden with small white head. Wheat, orange, and spices aroma. Medium body. Taste is similar to the aroma, but you are able to taste the cinnamon more than you can smell it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (281) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
caramel, bread, hay, toast, floral, citrus, herbs, dough, clove, ginger, golden, hazy, cloudy, white foam, frothy, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, creamy, lively, good spice,,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Smells decent but average in all ways. Tastes kinda generic. Yes it is Christmas style. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours a light golden color with a nice white head. Spice aroma with a bit of toasted malts. Flavor matches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bstaff88 (11) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Source: Winter Sampler. 12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams glass Appearance: The pour is a cloudy gold-orange, with a off-white head that disappears quickly Aroma: Wheat, citrus orange and lemon, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg & clove Flavor: Much like the aroma, lots of cinnamon & nutmeg you get the citrus of lemon/orange ends with wheat and the spices linger. Palate: The body is light-medium, good carbonation, the spices seem to linger not a clean finish. Overall Impression: Not awful, the aroma is very enjoyable very Christmas like. The same spices that help the aroma seems to over power the flavor a bit. I could enjoy 1 or 2 on a cold night. Worth a try!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12oz bottle - Pretty much the throw-away/drain-pour of the Winter Variety 12-pack, successfully replacing the Cranberry Lambic as perhaps SA’s worst beer. No, I don’t think it deserves that label, but this was pretty bad. Wet leaves/woody hop in the aroma, some orange, light ginger/citrus too. Flavor had a bit of spicy character, crackery but after it gets to room temp it really reminds me of vomit or that aftertaste in the mouth after upchucking. No thanks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7875) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"I dig the spices used here for a holiday ale, but question the use of them in a witbier. Especially the nutmeg seems to beg for a bigger more robust base beer. I don’t dislike it, but it’s a definite step down from the coffee stout it’s replaced."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rhf9120 (9) - North Providence, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
Holiday spices, (cinnamon, nutmeg etc) dominate the aroma and flavor of this beer. Overall it wasn’t too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2091) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-3-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a yellow-amber color with a decent haziness. The head formed upon pouring is quite nice with it fading relatively quickly to leave a moderate level of lacing. Smell – The nose is biggest of a citrus and wheat nature mixed with winter spice aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of an earthy hop aroma. Taste – The taste begins with flavors of citrus and wheat upfront with lighter notes of coriander along the lines of a traditional wit. As the taste advances however, more spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg come to the tongue. These spice flavors, when mixed with more bready flavors as well as a more citrus start modifying the flavor from the normal wit. In the end it deviates even more as some more spice and some light herbal and earthy hop flavors come to the tongue. These meld with the other flavors to give a rather interesting lightly hopped and winter spiced wheat and citrus flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the slightly lighter side with a carbonation level that was above average. Good for the wit like characteristics of the brew and not bad for the added spice flavors as well. Overall – A delicious and flavorful brew. A nice winter style twist of a classic wit. Sam Adams dose it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Msdrbeat (123) - - AUG 10, 2014
From bottle. Very drinkable with a nice spice. A good Christmas flavor for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 51

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50