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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a bit of wheat thrown in. The flavor is very similar. The cinnamon is what comes through the most, but there is a bit of ginger and nutmeg as well. I donít get much wheat since the beer is dominated by the spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 12 oz bottle. Hazy medium orange pour, soft snow white head, brief lacing. Spicy aroma, hints of pepper, Christmas spices, nice. Flavor is full bodied and tart. Some orange peel accents, a hint of cinnamon and nutmet, some brief vanilla notes. Decently thick mouthfeel. Pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Sampled on 4/16/2103. This Witbier pours a medium orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy with orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. A medium to light bodied wit bier. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and sweet. Decent carbonation. The spices compliment and help offset the fruitiness and sweetness. Crisp and clean. Very drinkable. A somewhat different winter ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5259) - 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
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a medium, frothy white head. Strong cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma along with bold yeast notes and toasted wheat. Taste is cinnamon, wheat, yeast, nutmeg, light citrus and candied fruit. Body is medium with a strong, fizzy carbonation. Lingering cinnamon and nutmeg throughout. Ends with more cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted wheat, yeast notes, faint citrus, and hints of bubblegum.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy bright orange colored body with a whispy thin bright white head. A doughy nose of oranges and clove spice. There is also a little bit of spice like cinnamon. This tastes of orange peels and light clove spice. A dough like taste throughout. The body is a little thick and dense. Pretty good for a wit.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Not really sure what Sam Adams was aiming for here. Belgian wit is rather light for a winter beer, and this is a little too heavy for the style. Kind of a miss all around...

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 31, 2013
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent light yellow orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was musty mild malt and mild wheat. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a mellow herbal aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mild lager mild wheat mild hops herbal and crisp. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma of wheat, a corn like aroma, corriander, and a light brown sugar. Flavor is corriander, sweet wheat, and some spices I donít know. A bit thin and fizzy but ok for the style/beer that it is.


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