Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.

OxfordBeer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OxfordBeer (16) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 12oz bottle to hoegaarden tumbler. Pours cloudy gold with a white foamy head. Doesnt look very carbonated. Nose is cinnamon spices, with a light hint of nutmeg (just a bad combination in my opinion, with the orange peel and wheat). Has an egg nog creamy like taste and texture on the palate with some fizzing. It is sweet > bitter. Overall it is something different, which i like, but im personally not a fan. But no off flavors or anything wrong with the beer itself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2922) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Found at Famous Wines in August, notched "Best By April." Spicy nose of the usual holiday/pumpkin pie beer. Cloudy gold color under a foamy head. Taste has mostly, yes, cinnamon and nutmeg, like the usual pie spice beer. Malt is starting to pick up some phenol. Attempts to create a holiday Wassail character, but again, it seems more like just another pumpkin pie spice beer. At least it’s not too sweet. Most beers I’ve let sit just a few months past their date hold up better than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamT (255) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
12oz bottle from Holiday Pack. Golden hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. No lacing. Aroma of all spice, honey and nutmeg. Floral and citrus taste up front with more of a lemon and spice finish. Dry texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Tan head on the pour that mostly diminishes, pale yellow body, fizzy, lots of carbonation and glass lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus, oranges, hint of spices. Flavor is similar to the aroma, just a bit spicier. Thin and watery on the finish. Video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngdggJTkN_4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
Appearance is medium white head and pretty clear yellow. Aroma is mainly wheat. Taste is an even mix of wheat, fruit, and spice. Overall decent, but not enough to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a short white head. Aroma of coriander, cinnamon, orange peel, and nutmeg. Flavor of cinnamon, citrus, wheat, orange peel, nutmeg and coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1618) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Appearance: cloudy orangey gold with one finger of bright white head shrinking to a creamy cap, with generous lace curtains. Aroma: typical witbier aroma, but with the clear addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, and candied fruit. Taste: candied citrus and pineapple, toasted coriander, vanilla custard, cinnamon, hint of mulled wine. Finish: lingering creamy sweetness, big winter spices. Notes: Ugh. Wanted to like this, because I think their Cold Snap wit with plums is actually good. The "winter" spices and flavors were just too strong, and they warred unpleasantly with the witbier base, which could no longer be refreshing. Bottle from Village Beer & Fine Wine, Rockville.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Rated on 10-31-2013 (Bottle from Kroger’s Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This beer pours a huge smooth off-white head that mostly diminishes, hazy pale yellow body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is wheat, malt, orange peel, citrus, sweet, and a suggestion of spice. The flavor is sweet, wheat, malt, orange peel, and lightly spicy. The mouthfeel is watery and thin and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very watery and thin tasting beer. It has very little character and is bland tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3486) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and great lacing. Orange peels, some nutmeg, Belgian yeasty, some doughy, and grassy aroma. Taste is yeasty, some clove, nutmeg, lightly fruity, some citrus, and bread notes, though not particularly flavorful. Thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Could use a little more punch but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Clear orangish pour. Strange for a witbier. Nose is orange and nutmeg. Same flavor. Body is overly full. A little tart. Kind of exactly what you’d expect. Witbier with nutmeg. Weird and unnecessary, but tolerable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Tastes like a spiced chrismas cookie with hints of citrus and malts. A good holiday ale.

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