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RATINGS: 496   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 that’s perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
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....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (476) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1509) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1133) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 12, 2012
The pour is a cloudy gold with a white head that leaves no lacing. The aroma is full of spices with what seems to be the nutmeg standing out. The taste is pretty subdued. The spices are gently blended in to what is pretty much your typical wheat beer. It’s nicely balanced and quite drinkable! Not bad!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3365) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle; poured a ruddy, murky dark gold color with an off white head. Aroma of spices, orange, yeast and wheat. A bit medicinal at times, and a tad heavy on nutmeg; but a decent brew that matches the season well.


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