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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (430) - - JAN 21, 2014
Hazy wet golden with a filmy head, high carbonation and no lacing. Aroma of orange peel, wheat, cinnamon, spices, cloves and malts. Cinnamon and spices upfront with some oranges, wheat and malts. Moderate weighted palate and mild feeling carbonation. Pretty good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Poured a pretty hazy deep gold with a wispy head. Nose of faint spice. I found that the spices lent themselves well with the style. Refreshing and still had that "holiday" feel to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Poured from the bottle,itís cloudy straw colour. Aroma is of traditional Christmas spice. The base flavour of witbier is there. Finishes sweet and sticky. Will continue to enjoy through the season

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, citrus, and a touch of orange peel. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that has decent retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus/orange. The finish has moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, and a hint of orange peel. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I like wheat beers and I like spiced beers, so I found this to be pretty tasty. I would throw this in the Spiced category as itís the spices that are front and center over the Belgian Wit characteristics.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1616) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12 oz bottle from the winter variety pack. Pours a cloudy cantalloupe hue with a dissipating white head. Aroma consists of coriander, christmas spices, as described. Taste is sweet and full of spices, savory, wheaty; ends on a lightly tart note. Body is thin, carbonation moderate. I thought this was pretty good. Underrated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Dark orange color with a large, quickly falling head. Strong ginger aroma with a solid nutmeg backing. Strong wheat flavor, lots of nutmeg. Light cinnamon. Heavy carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours a hazy orange color with citrus aromas, taste a little nutmeg with orange, not bad overall and thatís hard to say about a Sam Adams beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
A good looking beer, but not outstanding. Slightly hazy. A pale yellow color... a lot like Summer Ale but a bit lighter. This is a good beer. To be honest, I prefer it to the Winter Lager. The two beers are somewhat similar, but there is far less malt in White Christmas, and itís more balanced. Theyíre both very enjoyable, but I think this should probably be Samís seasonal... Like I said, I like the balance, and the nutmeg and orange flavors I get make this good any time, in any weather. You really donít need to have a white Christmas to enjoy this beer. One of the better beers Iíve had from Samuel Adams, to be honest. The beginning of each sip is somewhat floral, but the finish is bready with a bit of cinnamon -- like cinnamon bread or something along those lines. Refreshing, easy to drink, and quite unique. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NormLovesBeer (19) - Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours a hazy and cloudy pale Yellow in color. Has a nice medium-size foamy head with good lacing on the glass. Foamy head dies down after a few sips though. Has VERY LIGHT carbonation that lasts until about the last sip. LOTS of Cinnamon and Nutmeg visibly floating around in the glass, and at the bottom of the glass!! Aroma is very light and faint, but is a slight aroma of Bread and a hint of Wheat. Taste is a little sweet, but not overpowering. A little light and watery, but you can really taste the Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Orange!! You can taste more Cinnamon and Nutmeg in this beer than in Samuel Adams "Ole Fezziweg" which is suppose to be their "Christmas" beer. Maybe this one should be their new "Christmas" beer. This beer would also be good around October when Fall kicks in and the cooler weather arrives!!

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ada (3) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
This limited edition ale is a great addition to holiday beverages. It reminds me of a winter version of a pumpkin ale. It isnít too spiced and the taste is perfect for a cool or warm day.


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