beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 4/16/2103. This Witbier pours a medium orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy with orange, nutmeg and cinnamon. A medium to light bodied wit bier. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and sweet. Decent carbonation. The spices compliment and help offset the fruitiness and sweetness. Crisp and clean. Very drinkable. A somewhat different winter ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found at Famous Wines in August, notched "Best By April." Spicy nose of the usual holiday/pumpkin pie beer. Cloudy gold color under a foamy head. Taste has mostly, yes, cinnamon and nutmeg, like the usual pie spice beer. Malt is starting to pick up some phenol. Attempts to create a holiday Wassail character, but again, it seems more like just another pumpkin pie spice beer. At least it’s not too sweet. Most beers I’ve let sit just a few months past their date hold up better than this.
AdamT (255) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Holiday Pack. Golden hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. No lacing. Aroma of all spice, honey and nutmeg. Floral and citrus taste up front with more of a lemon and spice finish. Dry texture.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan head on the pour that mostly diminishes, pale yellow body, fizzy, lots of carbonation and glass lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus, oranges, hint of spices. Flavor is similar to the aroma, just a bit spicier. Thin and watery on the finish.
Video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngdggJTkN_4
LetsGoState (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is medium white head and pretty clear yellow. Aroma is mainly wheat. Taste is an even mix of wheat, fruit, and spice. Overall decent, but not enough to it.
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a short white head. Aroma of coriander, cinnamon, orange peel, and nutmeg. Flavor of cinnamon, citrus, wheat, orange peel, nutmeg and coriander.
JDBaker11058 (1618) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: cloudy orangey gold with one finger of bright white head shrinking to a creamy cap, with generous lace curtains. Aroma: typical witbier aroma, but with the clear addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, and candied fruit. Taste: candied citrus and pineapple, toasted coriander, vanilla custard, cinnamon, hint of mulled wine. Finish: lingering creamy sweetness, big winter spices. Notes: Ugh. Wanted to like this, because I think their Cold Snap wit with plums is actually good. The "winter" spices and flavors were just too strong, and they warred unpleasantly with the witbier base, which could no longer be refreshing. Bottle from Village Beer & Fine Wine, Rockville.
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on 10-31-2013 (Bottle from Kroger’s Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This beer pours a huge smooth off-white head that mostly diminishes, hazy pale yellow body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is wheat, malt, orange peel, citrus, sweet, and a suggestion of spice. The flavor is sweet, wheat, malt, orange peel, and lightly spicy. The mouthfeel is watery and thin and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very watery and thin tasting beer. It has very little character and is bland tasting.
Steve_0 (3486) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pour is clear orange with a big white head and great lacing. Orange peels, some nutmeg, Belgian yeasty, some doughy, and grassy aroma. Taste is yeasty, some clove, nutmeg, lightly fruity, some citrus, and bread notes, though not particularly flavorful. Thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Could use a little more punch but not bad.
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orangish pour. Strange for a witbier. Nose is orange and nutmeg. Same flavor. Body is overly full. A little tart. Kind of exactly what you’d expect. Witbier with nutmeg. Weird and unnecessary, but tolerable.
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes like a spiced chrismas cookie with hints of citrus and malts. A good holiday ale.