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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A wheat ale, combining German wheat and barley malts, oats, torrified wheat and whole flower Tettnang and Citra hops, this fruity and warming holiday brew delivers a refreshing finish, with spicy hints of banana, clove and citrus.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy straw color with lots of suspended yeast floaties in the body. The head is a three finger white shade. Its texture is very soapy, and its retention is decent. Splotchy patches of lacing are left behind. As a *witbier*, itís really good looking. S: Thereís a nice spice note, evoking black pepper, coriander, and sage. Some wheat hides behind this nicely, coming out more strongly as it warms up. The aroma is inviting if not mindblowing. T: In general, the predominant flavor is íspicyí. Note of coriander and black pepper give way to a finish of subtle orange peel. Wheat and candied sugar linger as secondary notes throughout. Really, itís just a slightly sweeter than normal witbier, but the execution is damn solid. The sweetness never gets overwhelming. M: I love how crisp this one is. Thereís just enough sweetness to give it a thirst quenching quality, and the heartiness betrays its roots as both a winter ale and a high ABV wit. Carbonation is somewhat low for the style, and that helps its former qualities become amplified slightly. O: This is not a dunkel, but a wit. And a good one. Itís one of those rare brews that would work in both winter and summer equally well. While itís not what I expected, it still managed to be a very satisfying beer - one that I could drink multiple servings of. Donít mind if I do...


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2555) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2014
On Tap at teh River Room, Whole Foods Boise Hazy pale yellow. Classic wheat ale appearance, with a thin wispy white head. Mild european yeast notes, and rather sharp and bitter for the style Crisp and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (422) - - NOV 17, 2014
Tap in easton pa. Light gold with small white head. Smells of yeast, banana, and some citrus, and maybe some spice. Nice aroma. Itís spicy on the tongue, then nicely warming and soft at the end. Really nice flavor up front, with yeast, citrus, banana. Finish is a bit more bitter than expected and could be better. Overall, it was quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2200) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear yellow with a huge white head. The aroma has a nearly Saison lemon spice. The taste has a big yeasty character, peppery, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RSRIZZO (1868) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12oz bottle (Courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 41į. Color is hazy golden yellow with good carbonation and a fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and coriander. It has a light body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is banana, coriander and spicy wheat. In the after taste is yeast and a hint of lemon. Overall its a very well done Wheat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (755) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Hazy pale yellow gold color. Huge pillowy white head. Big sulphury wheat malt nose has hints of bread and lemon peel. Slightly tangy with notes of alcohol and coriander. Not a traditional Winter Ale, but tasty none the less.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3812) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12 oz. bb 14 Mar 2015. Pours a hazy golden-straw color with long legs that support a pillow of delicate, sticky foam on top. Aroma is bread yeast, citrus zest, clove and peppery grains of paradise. Taste is the same crisp mix. Long finish has some grassy-citrus hops and bubblegum. Well-balanced medium body has smooth carbonation and just the right touch of astringency to make this one very drinkable. Not your traditional winter brew, but nonetheless very tasty on a 30 degree (F) November day. Head-and-shoulders above the 70 or so wheat ales Iíve rated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1520) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Lightly hazed gold appearance with a large white head and lots of lacing. Yeasty, spicy aroma. Spiced, herbal flavor up front balanced by a strong wheat backbone. Peppery, witbier-like aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5222) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Lightly cloudy yellow, thin head. Smells corn and...mustard? Did I smell mustard? More corn in the flavor. Some coriander and clove, too. Weird. Not really my thing...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (736) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Decent brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is bready and slightly citrus. Decent taste, bready funky finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3414) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle from the Beer Store, Nashua NH. Straw color that is very hazy, lasting head retention. Aroma is wheat coriander seed and mild fruit. Much like a Belgian Wit.

Flavors is sweet grain, honey wheat bread, light floral hops and ending with coriander type spice. Orange peel may also be here. This reminds me more of summer but still a easy drinking wheat ale.


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