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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Poured a hazy orange color with about an inch of foam that spent itself quickly. Sme decent lacing in a Samís pint. Aroma was typical wheat beer, very faint on the spices. Noted orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, maybe cardamom?, coriander. Taste was average. Nothing outstanding, but nothing bad either. Some spice notes, typical wheat beer haylike flavor, very slight bitterness. Lingered a bit on the tongue, but somewhat thin mouthfeel overall. Nice carbonation level. Wife liked it...but there are better examples of the style.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pacv27 (22) - - JAN 31, 2015
Tastes like a spiced chrismas cookie with hints of citrus and malts. A good holiday ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandon1989 (336) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
This beer pours an extremely hazy golden color with a lot of floating sediment. It was heavily carbonated with a thick white head. The aroma is citrus, orange, and also some cinnamon. The taste is citrus, orange, somewhat bitter, slight cinnamon and spices, and very dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (237) - - JAN 27, 2015
Bottled. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big white sticky head. Aroma is wheat, vanilla, definitely a cream soda, orange, not bad. Flavor is a bit of a let down compared to the aroma. Sort of generic cream ale type of flavor, some mild citrus, very light on hops,clight body. Medium heavy carbonation. Not bad. Solid for a Xmas beer. Aroma is the best aspect here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (738) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Slightly hazy medium gold with a thin white head. A bit of wheat malt in the aroma with some light spices. Spices come out a bit on the sip along with a very light lemony flavor. Good wheat and malt mix and the wheat gives it a nice body. Finishes slightly sweet in a bit watery. Nice winter / Christmas ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1096) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Nicely spiced. Not much funk. Small wheat presence. I think I like Old Fezziwig better.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2520) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy orange-amber body with an off-white head that fizzles away quickly. Heavy orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, & nutmeg in the aroma. Modestly spicy yeast. Flavor is more Belgian wit than the nose would indicate. Lots of straw, spicy & bready yeast, wheat, orange zest, coriander, & hints of clove. The cinnamon & nutmeg are present towards the finish, but lighter. A touch metallic. Meh, not terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (962) - USA - JAN 23, 2015
Golden with a decent white head. Aroma is mildly fruity with a big of citrus. Flavor is crisp with a bit of orange peel. Not bad, but nothing great.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerScout49 (33) - - JAN 22, 2015
Head disappears quickly. Good color and the taste is good. Enjoy Cold Snap better but not a bad second.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2773) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin poorly retained, off white head, over a slightly hazy light amber (SRM 8) body.....nose is light cereal malts, nutmeg, slight citrus, herbal hops, light cinnamon, balance to the spices.....taste is light fruits including orange, light cinnamon, hints of nutmeg, cereal malts, finishing with a light herbal hop bitterness.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, light carbonation. This is a fairly nondescript beer. The spices were used with a light enough hand to be almost non existent, and the malts are also. This is a failed experiment. BJCP 5/2/10/3/5

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dacrza (559) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
DATE TASTED: December 19, 2014... GLASSWARE: Ommegang Rare Vos... OCCASION: the last shopping trip done... APPEARANCE: pours a fizzling, rapidly diminishing off-white head; body is a hazy orange with little effervescence, belying its pour... AROMA: pungent, aromatic flowers; thick, musty coriander, mulled wine and faint orange peel... PALATE: warm, middling and rather mild; a blunted finish...TASTE: slight, sour, oddly malty at its end with cardboard-like grain; matted flower esters too, with some cinnamon and spice--surprisingly not an enjoyable combination ... OVERALL: usually Sam produces some new treats during the Christmas season, but this one is more of a trick, with uneven mouthfeel and odd flavors that left it largely untouched at our holiday get-together...


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