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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 thatís perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Lemon and citrus peels, grain and wheat. Medium bodied, a touch of sweet lemongrass, a bit of spices. Lemony, almost shandy like. A bit sweet, easy drinking and tasty enough. Better than the regular Samís summer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours with a hazy yellow hued body with a lasting and retentive tan head. Aromas are not quite as estery as you would expect a wit to be. Quite malty with lots of spices. Flavor is similar with distinct notes of each individual spice. A rich bready and crackery malt character. Fuller carbonation, off-dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7369) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottled. Poured brighter golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up cinnamon an nutmeg over soft bready malts.. fresh citrus as it warmed.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found bread and doughy malts at the core with cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel around... malty overall.. tasty stuff. Light-medium bodied and chewy on the palate.. good use of spillage.. really good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7105) - 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 donít dislike it, but itís a definite step down from the coffee stout itís replaced."

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (7032) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6990) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fragrant holiday spices, on a wheaty base. Cinnamon and orange peel dominate. Good stuff if youíre in the mood.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6909) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6872) - Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2/13/13. 12oz bottle from... somewhere... Iím thinking Warehouse in Albany. Lonely tick lingering in my fridge. Lightly hazed orange pour with a thick, tight off-white head that cuts in half but seems to stick and laces okay. Dammit, I didnít know what this was until I took a sniff and then looked at the commercial description... holiday spices... ugh. Big whiff of nutmeg et. al in the aroma... reminds of pumpkin beers. I hate spiced pumpkin beers. Thereís also a touch of sweet orange and some wheat character. Spiced flavor as well, again nutmeg et. al, with a bit of pale malts, wheat, a citrus tang, and some orange sweetness. Ehhhhh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
pours a medium ornage .. .medium head, dies down a bit .. light lacing .. . sorry girls, if you have a tattoo- you are a whore. fact.. .. perfume, coriander, spice, orange peel, and sweet spiced wheat .. . pretty tasty, does have that touch of xmas, easy to drink too .. . . ...you got keep your flag tucked in your pocket, thatís all I know...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (6619) - Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a cloudy orange with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells doughy and spicy with citrus notes. Tastes Like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A decent witbier.


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