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RATINGS: 441   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 that’s perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1012) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This is simply Sam Adams White Ale repackaged and sold as a different beer. I really enjoyed White Ale and when they replaced it with Noble Pils I was devastated. Glad they brought it back but, 1. It is only available in the Holiday Sampler pack and 2. Noble pils isn’t that great and by far a sub par replacement for White Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Cloudy yellow with white lacing. Musky aroma. Creamy palate with flavours of orange zest and nutmeg. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1899) - USA - JAN 13, 2013
Slightly hazy golden orange... Light aroma of coriander orange and spices... Light crisp flavor with notes of cinnamon nutmeg and winter spices... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1526) - Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a one finger head that reduces. Aroma is spices, fruity, yeasty and and wheat. The taste is Christmas spices, wheat and orange peel. Good, I like those spices in there, it reminds me of the holidays.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (857) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a winter variety 12-pack Purchased: Nov. 1, 2013 Consumed: Nov. 1, 2013 Misc.: Enjoy by March 2014 Poured an orange hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white head. Sporadic spots of lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top. Smelled a lot of different notes combined into one. Got orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses and even a bit of pumpkin. Some other wintry spices in there as well. Tasted a lot like the smell, but a little lighter. Got orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, gingerbread, cinnamon sticks and honey wheat . Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. I really enjoyed this one. I’d definitely have it again. Just a lighter winter beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Wow the smell of spice galore! The taste is of multiple spice to cinnamon is the most notable to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (488) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Copper color with a foamy white head. Smells of spices, mainly nutmeg, and has a similar taste. Doesn’t overdo it on the spices. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1295) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Hazy golden yellow in color, not a ton of head, but looks rather appealing nonetheless. If you slowly pour it out in spurts, the head is nice. Aroma of allspice and/or grains of paradise. Kinda like a spicy candle with hops. Distinct nutmeg (after I read the label). It’s a little un-beer like but pretty okay. Also orange peel after it warms up after a few minutes. This might be a nice crossover for someone who doesn’t love beer but loves candles. The flavor is very sweet in the malt area, before all dem spices come a creepin’ up. The orange peel is crucial here, as it ties together the malts and the other spices. The feel is about average, with a touch of tingly spice. It’s a nice wintry mix. Spicy and purdy good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShawnC (76) - - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a dark golden pale with a very fine lace. Nose is eggy and banana like with a touch of nutmeg clovy spice. Nails the carbonation. Adds a creamy element. Flavor is quite complex. Bread and ginger with a subtle hint of cinnamon spice. Hops are just barely finishing out. Not bad at all. ---That dog will hunt!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a medium, frothy white head. Strong cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma along with bold yeast notes and toasted wheat. Taste is cinnamon, wheat, yeast, nutmeg, light citrus and candied fruit. Body is medium with a strong, fizzy carbonation. Lingering cinnamon and nutmeg throughout. Ends with more cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted wheat, yeast notes, faint citrus, and hints of bubblegum.


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