McGarnigle (521) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled drink by March. Iím not usually a fan of holiday beers, but this works for me. The cinnamon and nutmeg are light and meld well with a witbier. Itís foremost fruity/citrusy and has a nice creamy body. It is not a hearty winter brew, however.
Narnad (1376) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a very nice white, dense head. Aroma has a very pungent spice nose with a strong orange peel, nutmeg and has a nose similar to a pomander. Flavor is extremely spicy with a lot of nutmeg and orange peel coming through. Very little beer flavor is there as its pretty much a spice bomb. Body is dense enough to hold the spice and there is a light fizzyness to it. Overall the brew is a bit too much spice in my opinion.
TheHopster (683) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle). Pours a hazy orange-golden complexion. Aroma is mild with wheat and faint spices. Flavor has lots of orange and coriander. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JayTeeSupreme (4) - - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy hazy yellow, hay coloured. With a good foamy head. Looks pretty nice. The smell however is off-putting, a sour yeast is all that appears. The taste is whats suprising, it doesnít taste like It smells. An almost refreshing, light spice with a typical ale taste on the back. The spices linger long after the sip. Almost lemon and a pleasant nutty after taste. An oaken earthy undertone predominates. A thin and light beer on the palate. Overall I enjoyed it, but the spices tend to become a little heavy, I couldnít see myself drinking to much of this. But once again as a holiday specialty beer its interesting. Not a huge standout from the holiday box but it doesnít try to be anything special and because of this, it works.
ADesenberg (392) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: pours a hazy orange with a nice white head. Aromas are sweet citrus and coriander. Taste is nice earthy... spicy bite... nutmeg. I like this... but it isnít the best wit, or Christmas beer. What it is though... a nice twist on a couple styles that wouldnít otherwise meet each other. Tasty.
mjg74 (2435) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled from BevMo. Hazy golden in color. Strong nutmeg nose. Bitter spicy flavors dominate up front. A hint of graininess, but the spice dominates.
MattH (580) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Translucent gold pour with half inch head. Aroma is orange peel and nutmeg. Flavor is coriander, orange peel, nutmeg. Finish is sour. Level of carbonation is high.
Bif (1199) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of orange, nutmeg, cinnamon and grain. Taste is similar to the aroma, with citrus, nutmeg, cinnamon. Has a mild bitterness and bit of lingering spice. Light body, smooth and sweet. Belgian Witbier is not very high on my list and the holiday spices to not enhance it any.
bwa5879 (457) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light hazy orange pour with a short white head. Nose has orange cream, slight clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. Average carbonation, chalky mouthfeel like cider, slightly dry finish, dries the teeth. Taste is light and watery, flavors of sour malt, orange citrus rind, belgian yeast, metallic euro hops ever so slightly, cloves and a hint of licorice too. Flavor average and unsurprising, not a good mouthfeel either, too watery.
joeneugs (2626) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark orange color with a tall white head. The aroma has some orange peel and light notes of baking spices. The flavor is the same. The body is a bit flabby for this style with a bit too much sweetness. The spices are well balanced though. Not a favorite, but a decent brew.
MercyDevice (317) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange gold. Small head. I detected some fruit and spice notes, but I expected this to be a bit more flavorful than it was. Still, not bad.