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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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 that’s perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6138) - 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 don’t get much wheat since the beer is dominated by the spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5928) - 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...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5920) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (5877) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very hazy orange color with white creamy head that disappears slowly. Cinnamon and nutmeg is the only thing I smell. Flavors of Cinnamon and nutmeg upfront with wheat and a lightly spicy hop. It finishes just as it started with spice. Lighter body and drinks well enough. Not a bad holiday brew from SA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5796) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Cloudy yellow with a tall, white head. Scent is busy....banana, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg... Taste is yeasty, wheat and spices.. Crisp. Not TOO sweet, but close.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5760) - 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 it’s 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 I’ve had in a long time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5742) - 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 don’t know. A bit thin and fizzy but ok for the style/beer that it is.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5737) - 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 (5678) - 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.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
JK (5626) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottled. Terrible beer. Nothing like a wit at all, some light haze, but none of the customary flavors or aromas. Some adjunct malt sweetness. Just awful.


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