FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kramer (4895) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
EithCubes (4817) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow, white head. Nose cinnamon, spice, ginger, and gum drops. Easy palate, heavy spices, followed by cinnamon, wheat, and light fruit.
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange color with a large, quickly falling head. Strong ginger aroma with a solid nutmeg backing. Strong wheat flavor, lots of nutmeg. Light cinnamon. Heavy carbonation.