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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 thatís perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5005) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold body with a small fizzy white head that fade to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, rather subtle on the spice with some nice wheat and yeastiness. Mostly cinnamon and orange peel coming across to me. The flavor is not especially exciting, but itís really drinkable and the spicing blends really well with the yeast and wheat. Light bodied and soft fizzy carbonation. This was actually really nice and able to drink in big gulps. This is one of the better Sam Adams beers Iíve had in a long time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle from Bobar: Poured a neon glowing yellow with a ton of sediment haze while a thick fluffy topping of foam rested on top. Aroma is faint and seems to have faded away with time and seeing how this beer is 2 months past its expiration date, it has stood quite well with hints of wheaty malts and orange peel. The flavor brings out more traces of spices such as cinnamon and ginger bread flavors that despite the old age of this beer, they have complimented the Belgian witbier into a unique Christmas style beer. Too bad I never saw this during X-mas time because I might have enjoyed it when it was fresher.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12 oz bottle, pours amber with average head. Tastes if malt and citrus, Christmas spices in this beer remind me very much of Harpoon Winter Warmer, likely where this recipe was inspired. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuzz (753) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Very smooth no strong after taste or strong flavors. Spices in nose and very warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1184) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
I find this very enjoyable for what it is supposed to be- a wheat beer that reminds you of the holiday season/winter. Nice tingly feeling on the tongue from carbonation, warming spices, integrity of the base wheat is still there. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dapierce17 (103) - Pasco, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a hazy golden color with minimal head. Abundant orange citrus aroma with holiday spice notes as well ( cinnamon and nutmeg). Very sweet wheat beer that us extremely approachable and the spices actually blend well with the citrus flavor. A very good light seasonal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2007) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Clear amber. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of citrus, mild christmas spice, and wheat malt. Tastes spiced and citrusy; a little yeasty and sweet. Medium bodied and smooth and slightly dry. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (227) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Donít remember all the details as I drank this a few weeks ago. Very creamy in the mouth with a spicy flavor and aroma. I remember it being good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3590) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to my friend Mourty: Poured a hazy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is full of spices such as cinnamon and coriander. Taste reminds me of ginger bread cookies with loads of very balancing spices. Seemed very festive.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1238) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Two fingers of head, held well. Cloudy, medium straw colored body. Smell a lot of spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and some citrus, but I canít place it. It smells festive. Taste like orange and the above spices. The mildest of bitterness at the end. Soft texture, surprising but nice. Medium body, low carbonation. Almost like sipping on a cloud. Really not bad. Not my favorite style, but this one is put together well.


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