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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishonmyplane (495) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Interesting idea - pairing a witbier with Christmas spices. Medium bodied. A lot going on here. The orange flavor is really nice, but it seems muted and stays in the background. Tons of cinnamon and wheat - making it almost chewy in the mouthfeel. I would have preferred to simply drink a more traditional white ale with more citrus and a lighter body. Not a trainwreck but not a beer that Iíll pick up again.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1426) - Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4389) - Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Rated on 10-31-2013 (Bottle from Krogerís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2015
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 youíd expect. Witbier with nutmeg. Weird and unnecessary, but tolerable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Tastes like a spiced chrismas cookie with hints of citrus and malts. A good holiday ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
This beer pours an extremely hazy golden color with a lot of floating sediment. It was heavily carbonated with a thick white head. The aroma is citrus, orange, and also some cinnamon. The taste is citrus, orange, somewhat bitter, slight cinnamon and spices, and very dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (378) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottled. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big white sticky head. Aroma is wheat, vanilla, definitely a cream soda, orange, not bad. Flavor is a bit of a let down compared to the aroma. Sort of generic cream ale type of flavor, some mild citrus, very light on hops,clight body. Medium heavy carbonation. Not bad. Solid for a Xmas beer. Aroma is the best aspect here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (760) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Slightly hazy medium gold with a thin white head. A bit of wheat malt in the aroma with some light spices. Spices come out a bit on the sip along with a very light lemony flavor. Good wheat and malt mix and the wheat gives it a nice body. Finishes slightly sweet in a bit watery. Nice winter / Christmas ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1104) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Nicely spiced. Not much funk. Small wheat presence. I think I like Old Fezziwig better.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2881) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy orange-amber body with an off-white head that fizzles away quickly. Heavy orange peel, coriander, cinnamon, & nutmeg in the aroma. Modestly spicy yeast. Flavor is more Belgian wit than the nose would indicate. Lots of straw, spicy & bready yeast, wheat, orange zest, coriander, & hints of clove. The cinnamon & nutmeg are present towards the finish, but lighter. A touch metallic. Meh, not terrible.


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