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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 thatís perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4567) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Aroma is of cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus and wheat. Taste is the same. Nice carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4487) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12oz in Seattle. Bright hazy orange, light amber. Big spicy wheat, obnoxious perfume of cardamom and sage. Clean crisp body, nice. White grape, creamy wheat. Eh, could be worse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4482) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before April 2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon, orange peel, wheat, clove, pepper, pear, floral, biscuit, and earthy yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes. Taste of lemon, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, wheat, light clove, pepper, floral, biscuit, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat, biscuit, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and spice notes; with spices being more muted than I expected from the nose; and zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good spiced witbier. Good balance of malt and spice notes with good flavor robustness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to my friend Mourty: Poured a hazy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is full of spices such as cinnamon and coriander. Taste reminds me of ginger bread cookies with loads of very balancing spices. Seemed very festive.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4370) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. The nose on this has a lot more spices than I would expect. Itís a bit hard to drink because of that.. Not my style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4236) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is spicy, hoppy and malty. Big winter spices on the nose and flavor. Easy finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes in Hickory. Gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is nutmeg, coriander and citrus. Tastes are zesty citrus, wheat and typical winter spices. Kind of a strange mix. Little yeasty in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from state line liquors. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Not a lot on the nose except a faint orange. Iím getting the orange peel but not much if the nutmeg or cinnamon. Lingers a bit of orange. Typical wit.


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