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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of chai tea, spiced bread, herbal doughy orange. Slighly vegetal dough taste with orangepeel and spice. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3087) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pour is a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is a nice cinnamon and nutmeg combo. Flavor is also spice heavy with some bitterness toward the end. Kinda watery mouthfeel and its a bit thin all around. The spice is nice but takes away anything the base wit beer has to offer. If you like spices in your beer then this is for you.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (3083) - Everett, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is orange, bread and cookie malt, wheat, oats, and light floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some wheat and herbs and a heavy dose of orange towards the end; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours clear yellow under a white head. Aroma of light lemon zest and spice. The flavor is light lemon and some vague spiciness. Smooth body and palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12/30/2013: Samuel Adams White Christmas (Ale brewed with spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, & orange peel)... The aroma is nutmeg-dusted orange and the flavor is lots of cinnamon on top of a citrusy wheat maltiness; it almost has the raw, dusty spice quality to it. I was thinking that this might just be the wheat version of Old Fezziwig, but the ginger in that works harmoniously with the maltiness whereas the nutmeg and cinnamon in this are just a bit too much on top of the Belgian Wit-like base of this week. Iím definitely not a big fan of the White Christmas. 12 fl. oz. bottle (5.8% ALC/VOL; Enjoy Before MAY14) from Jungle Jimís International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #407 for this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a dark gold color with a small white head. The nose smells like a holiday spiced Wit. Light and crisp on the palate with light wheat notes, a hint of cinnamon, and orange. The winter season just doesnít scream "holiday wit" to me. Sam, whatís up with the weak winter offering???

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark orange color with a tall white head. The aroma has some orange peel and light notes of baking spices. The flavor is the same. The body is a bit flabby for this style with a bit too much sweetness. The spices are well balanced though. Not a favorite, but a decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma has a touch of spice and a touch of citrus...very subtle and faint aroma. Flavor has cinnamon and nutmeg...a bit muddled but seasonal spices and not overly bold. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with an orange/cinnamon dry spicy finish.


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