Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a decent hazy to cloudy white/off white tinged with a guiding hazy yellow note. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute.
The smell had some light citrus with some light cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel.
The taste took those flavors and combined them and then added a fairly noticeable wheaty kick at the end.
On the palate, this one sat pretty light on the body with a fair good sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation was good for a witbier.
Overall, good holiday spiced witbier worthy of having again.
bluejacket74 (1770) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle, best before March 2014. Oh well, better late than never! Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/amber color with a half inch off-white head that stayed around for a good amount of time. There’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and some orange and orange peel. It tastes pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some wheat/bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Not a bad brew, but I wish I would have been able to try this when it was fresher. Hopefully I’ll be able to this upcoming winter!
TXBadger (2424) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly cloudy orangeish color with white head. Spice, cinnamon, clove, and citrus fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Pretty simple, yet straight forward for a witbier.
swiseman (472) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a pale yellow with thin white head. aromas of spice and alcohol. initial flavour is typical wit of subtle orange peel, but cloves are quite prominent. AS it warms up, the alcohol taste seems to strengthen and almost overpowers other flavours. As a big Sam Adams fan, I was a little disappointed with this one. It’s not bad for a "light" winter beer, but there are far better choices.
ben4321 (5481) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/6/14
Aroma: The aroma of this one is full of wheat, lemon, and lots of spice
Appearance: The pour is a murky gold-orange, with a fizzy off-white head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lots of spice and lemon over wheat malt flavors
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a lively-to-fizzy carbonation, and a spicy finish
Somehow I waited until May to pull this from the fridge. I wasn’t overly impressed by this beer. There’s too much carbonation and too much spice for it to be particularly drinkable, and the flavors are only alright.
batneil (587) - - MAY 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour with a very slight cloudiness and small lacy head. Warm flavour of cinnamon and nutmeg but not overpowering. Still has the taste of a wheat beer even with the spicing. (K)
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - this brew has a spicy, citrus aroma. It tastes very sweet with nutmeg and a hint of orange apparent. It’s medium bodied with a sweet, spicy finish. While okay, I thought it would be better with the sweetness toned down some.
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and iteresting to drink. Very smooth and soft, not too sweet and nice cloudy features there.
CardsPackHawks (172) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Got as part of the Christmas season variety pack. I usually enjoy this style, but something about this is funky. Not sure if it is the cinnamon or nutmeg, but something kinda ruins this beer.
jake65 (3315) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a golden-orange color, translucent, and topped with a finger of creamy beige head. Nice amount of spice in the nose, but a little too much orange peel in the taste. More spice presence that I can qualify as sessionable. OK.