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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 12 oz bottle. Hazy medium orange pour, soft snow white head, brief lacing. Spicy aroma, hints of pepper, Christmas spices, nice. Flavor is full bodied and tart. Some orange peel accents, a hint of cinnamon and nutmet, some brief vanilla notes. Decently thick mouthfeel. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow/orange with white head. Aroma is pleasant, notes of citrus, clove, light nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavor is much the same with a nice malt backbone, light sweetness. Light-medium, soft body with high carbonation. I enjoyed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2707) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy darkish yellow with a little over a finger of thick white head. Aroma of banana, clove, a little citrus and some baking spices. Taste is light sweet. Clove, banana, cinnamon, wheat, christmas spices and a little citrus on the finish. Medium bodied with a somewhat thick and slightly creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would be happy to drink this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3014) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle. Orange, wheat malt, and spice aroma. Golden yellow with a large off-white head. Orange, wheat malt, nutmeg, clove flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. Nice spicy wit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with minimal white head. Aroma of cinnamon and oranges. Interesting flavor, with wheat and yeast character of this beer mixing with the orange and cinnamon notes. Light and smooth finish. Nice holiday beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCM3 (5) - Maine, USA - NOV 21, 2012 does not count
pours like a summer wheat ale but has the aroma and taste of the standard Sam Adams Winter Lagar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4130) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Looks like I liked this more than most. Pours cloudy yellow / orange with a large soapy off-white head. The aroma has lots of spiciness (cinnamon jumps out most), orange peel, smooth wheat, powder and an overall dryness. Medium smooth body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a gentle spice blend (lots present, but itís not harsh) balance by rich smooth wheat. The finish has light plasticy taste, but not too big. Large amount of nutmeg and cinnamon that lingers. Nice unique holiday beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Cloudy tangerine color with a white head thatís short-lived. Thick, yeasty aroma with lots of fruity esters. Tastes like a BPA with a little gingerbread spice. Pretty good. Itís a bit thick, but thereís really not much else bad to say about it exept for the wimpy head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4527) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours hazy pale gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes to coat surface leaving no lacing. Cinnamon and sweet citrus aromas. Dry with sweet yeast and caramel upfront turning to cinnamon and nutmeg in the lasting earthy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
pours a medium ornage .. .medium head, dies down a bit .. light lacing .. . sorry girls, if you have a tattoo- you are a whore. fact.. .. perfume, coriander, spice, orange peel, and sweet spiced wheat .. . pretty tasty, does have that touch of xmas, easy to drink too .. . . ...you got keep your flag tucked in your pocket, thatís all I know...


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