Stampion (209) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered but not heavy. Light and the spices make you feel warm. Bit not overly spiced. Nutmeg hits you and is supported by the orange. A good early winter beer.
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Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light ginger notes with some coriander notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some light notes of wheat with some coriander and ginger notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but really nothing to write home about either.
Oscbert (1210) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Wheaty aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg and some citrusy notes. Some white pepper like spice in there as well and some banana.
~Pours a very hazy orange color with white creamy head that disappears.
~Bready citrusy spicy nutmeg flavor. Light citrus. A bit o the picy end with the nutmeg.
~light medium bodied, with med high CO2, lingering spice finish.
~ Enjoyable brew. I could drink a few of these. I like what the brewer was trying to do with Xmas spices, but think that the spice can be toned down a bit so we get some of the wonderful yeasty flavors.
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a bit of wheat thrown in. The flavor is very similar. The cinnamon is what comes through the most, but there is a bit of ginger and nutmeg as well. I don’t get much wheat since the beer is dominated by the spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow. This smells like a pumpkin ale, big cinnamon and nutmeg. Tastes like a lighter version of a pumpkin ale as well, lighter in body with just a little bit of tart finish from the wheat. I wanted to not like this beer, but actually was enjoyable for what it is....
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and citrus. Reminds me of Christmas morning. Taste is loaded with winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a nice bitter citrus rind. Light bodied. Good carbonation. My favorite Sam Adams thus far.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy pale orange-yellow. Aroma is spicy with citrus and nutmeg. Flavor is definitely spicy. A smooth white ale with lots of cinnamon nutmeg and clove flavor. Solid, drinkable beer.
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Hazy dark golden with a head that lingers as a white ring. Light citrus and spice aroma, and the spice, esp. the nutmeg, comes out more strongly in the flavor. Lingering notes deepen that sense. Moderately fizzy, but tight as well. Reasonable, drinkable. Bottle.
wxman (1688) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Pours a hazy golden with a generous white head. Aroma is sweet pale malt and spices. Refreshing wit taste of sweet malt, citrus, banana, nutmeg and mild hops. Some hints of pepper after the swallow. This is a nice one, but not what I would consider a Christmas seasonal.
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little head mostly diminishing light gold color cloudy fruity aroma spice and orange flavor light body, kind of like a lighter sweeter version on the winter lager.