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RATINGS: 476   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2012
thinish beer with that sam adams flavors, all the spices are subdued. its pretty good, easy drinker

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3522) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange yellow, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, coriander. Flavor is about the same, plus other spices. Nutmeg? Medium sweet with a bit of lemon zest bitterness. Medium body. Not bad. Not sure why it its getting so hammered here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Lightly tasting wit that doesnt have much yeast character. A little orange and clove spice makes it ok but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled. A very hazy apricot-color with pink hues. Bright white head is small and mostly diminishing. Orange peel aroma with some quick black pepper spice notes atop mellow nutmeg, crisp wheat, apricot preserves and vanilla cookies. Medium-sweet with some light bitter undertones, particularly in the finish. Moderately carbonated with a medium body and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, the "winter" spices used approach "blink and youíll miss" territory so Iím not sure how well this works as a special winter offering, but this is solid nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
This being a Christmas beer I figured it would be darker but it poured a hazy light yellowish hue. Smell was bitter and slightly spicy. Tastes light with hints of holiday spices. Good addition to three seasonal sampler.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1299) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Ryan. Poured a darker yellow color with medium head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnimon, coriander. Light sweetness. Above average carbonation. Light bodied. A nice spiced Christmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12-oz bottle. Pours a very dense and hazy dark gold color. Slight, fading fine-bubble white head. Spicy aroma of nutmeg. Medium body with effervescent mouth-feel. Slight citrusy character matched with dry nutmeg notes. Overall, wheaty, well-carbonated with supporting spice and zesty notes. OKAY.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
I thought that the idea of this beer was very clever, but it didnít come out all that well. This is your typical Belgian Wit, but watered down. The spice profile (cinnamon instead of corriander) works out great, but the body of the beer leaves much to be desired. Not at rich as the style usually is.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Mush Doggie Mush! I fell for the $11.99 sampler pack at the store yesterday. Muted hazy yellow in the glass. Rounded and decently spiced Belgian white. Cinnamon and orange peel noticeable. Sweet honey train follows thru to finish. Too bad there were only two of these in the 12 pack, as I could have consumed four of them with ease.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
12oz bottle from sampler at Ericaís parentís around or on Christmas. Hazy peach-yellow pour. Nose has a little bit of citrus, but overall this beer lacks the citrus zest I love in witbiers. Not bad at all, though. Easy drinking, like all of the beers in the sampler pack, and good enough to probably be my favorite of the 6.


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