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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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
kramer (5061) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold body with a small fizzy white head that fade to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, rather subtle on the spice with some nice wheat and yeastiness. Mostly cinnamon and orange peel coming across to me. The flavor is not especially exciting, but itís really drinkable and the spicing blends really well with the yeast and wheat. Light bodied and soft fizzy carbonation. This was actually really nice and able to drink in big gulps. This is one of the better Sam Adams beers Iíve had in a long time.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5053) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Nose of wheat with cinnamon and tons of nutmeg, light citrus and grain. Hazy pour has the whole spectrum from yellow to orange and a creamy, dense eggshell head that laces. Oily, malty medium body with only light carbonation, a crackery resolves, and nice fruity and phenolic highlights to complement the orange and spices. Sweet with a little tang and less bitterness. The subtle cherry splashes here help nudge my impression to that of a holiday beer, but regardless this oneís just way too gaudy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5039) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy yellow-golden color with a large creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and wheaty with touches of nutmeg and coriander. The flavor was dry and musty with notes of nutmeg, coriander and dust. Medium length nutmeg and coriander finish. Medium body. Disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, citrus, and a touch of orange peel. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that has decent retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus/orange. The finish has moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, and a hint of orange peel. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I like wheat beers and I like spiced beers, so I found this to be pretty tasty. I would throw this in the Spiced category as itís the spices that are front and center over the Belgian Wit characteristics.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4963) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Hazy yellow, white head. Nose cinnamon, spice, ginger, and gum drops. Easy palate, heavy spices, followed by cinnamon, wheat, and light fruit.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
radagast83 (4911) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was orange, with various spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). Caramel, malt, and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor was spice bomb, way too spicy - strange citrus notes. This didnít work for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4818) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light ginger notes with some coriander notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some light notes of wheat with some coriander and ginger notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but really nothing to write home about either.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (4658) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Unfiltered yellow-tan body with a thin, white head. Cinnamon dominate overspiced aroma. Wow, this is 100% overspiced, reminds me of some of the more awkward US saisons from a few years back. Whereas a good Wit is subltle and delicate, this is heavy-handed and brutal. Lacks any semblance of balance...the spices kill it. Try again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwyerpg (4629) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Get a faint orange in the aroma but mostly itís wheat, from the first aroma to the last drop. A nice loft to it, but one is enough due to the heavy wheat body.


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