SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of chai tea, spiced bread, herbal doughy orange. Slighly vegetal dough taste with orangepeel and spice. Okay.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow with a tall, white head.
Scent is busy....banana, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg...
Taste is yeasty, wheat and spices..
Not TOO sweet, but close.
thegreenrooster (3087) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
maxwelldeux (3083) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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???
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.