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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4481) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Not too sure if this is a real beldian white, it brewed with spices and you can taste it, probably more like a veggie spice style. Does look like a good hefe, unfiltered and all. Smell is fairly straight forward, and a little spicey. Taste fer sure is christmass spice on a hefe, rather bland impact. The spice in here ruins an otherwise good mild hefe. Yes, overall, could have dispensed with the spice, its covering up the mild intracacies of the brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4450) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
thinish beer with that sam adams flavors, all the spices are subdued. its pretty good, easy drinker

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a hazy light yellow color with aromas of citrus, coriander, spice, and some light wheat. Flaovrs are the same, light spiciness in the aftertaste, decent witbeer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4430) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Aroma is spices and a hint of wheat. The flavor is cinnamon, citrus, wheat/malts a mildly tart/spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Rated on 10-31-2013 (Bottle from Krogerís Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This beer pours a huge smooth off-white head that mostly diminishes, hazy pale yellow body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is wheat, malt, orange peel, citrus, sweet, and a suggestion of spice. The flavor is sweet, wheat, malt, orange peel, and lightly spicy. The mouthfeel is watery and thin and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very watery and thin tasting beer. It has very little character and is bland tasting.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Happy Kwanzaa. 12oz bottle, 2012 Winter Classics Variety mixed 12pk. Pours cloudy golden yellow, white fizz. Aroma of a heavily spiced Wit. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, coriander, wheat malt. Loads of winter baking spice in the nose. Creamy, thick textured. Tastes thin. Flavors of pale wheat malt, some nutmeg, clove. Not what I had expected. Aptly named. (3562)

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
travita (4334) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Clear look, bigger foamy white head, and golden in color. The smell is wheat, very spiced, heavy and artificial like, and yeast. The taste is sweet, si heavily spiced to the point of icky, and sticky.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
The aroma is unimpressive with adjunct malt, dish water, and a hint of spice and yeast. The appearance is hazy gold with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall not bad and certainly drinkable but feels like just another macro.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4253) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange yellow, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, coriander. Flavor is about the same, plus other spices. Nutmeg? Medium sweet with a bit of lemon zest bitterness. Medium body. Not bad. Not sure why it its getting so hammered here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4176) - 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.


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