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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a hazy yellow with thin, fluffy, white head. Nose of wheat, banana, citrus, tropical fruit, grass, some coriander and clove. Medium body, light bitterness on the finish. Typical wheat beer flavors with some decent hop flavor coming through. I was avoiding this, anticipating and overly spiced winter beer but this is change of pace. Lightly hoppy wheat beer. I’d definitely drink it again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2387) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Thin bright white head of fine bubbles with very good carbonation. Light and floral aroma with some lemon, straw, and cereal grains. Color is a medium gold with a wheat haze. More lemon and light spices in the flavor. Some rice and wheat, and a moderate floral hops bitterness. Slight bit of bitterness/sourness that makes the mouth salivate for more. Finishes lemony and clean. A decent wheat brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (890) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Tap @ Thirsty Monk - pours golden haze with a white head, nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is more clove than banana, nice light sweet taste. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4206) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a very hazed light gold body under a fluffy average to smaller bright white head. Aroma is the best part of this beer, cloves, corriander, white pepper, grains and straw, touch of rotting lemon. Body has aggresive carbonation, a lightly watery mouthfeel and a harshly dry finish. Flavor of a burst of citrus, lime and clementine finished with lemon and grapefruit, dry grains, white peppercorn shells, cloves. Not bad, better as I sip it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (887) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a big foamy white head. Aroma is fruity malt with spicy yeast and clove. Flavor starts out a sweet wheat grainy flavor followed by some fruity notes followed by spicy yeast and clove. Finishes out with sweetness. Pretty nice brew.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2293) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
First of all I don't quite see the relationship of a Bavarian style of wheat beer to winter. That said this is a pretty good Bavarian style light wheat beer. I first had it a couple days ago and it seemed more bitter than it does today. The aroma is very fragrant and traditional for a Bavarian Weiss beer. Appearance likewise full fluffy off-white had plenty of Lace and a pale yellow color. Flavor is like aroma with the addition of a pronounced cereal character fairly dry. Not as fruity as the Bavarians. Fairly drinkable. Palate is a touch on the soft side. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (256) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2014
EBD 2/19/15. Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden with some flocculation. World Class head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of tropical hops, with a lemon rind note, over light biscuit. Quite nice elements of banana and clove are also evident and become predominate as it warms and the head finally dissipates (which took about 12 minutes). Light medium body with a slick texture that approaches oily. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a prickly finish. The flavor profile is World Class - intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of very slightly bitter clove, tropical fruit and slowly fades to a pepper note in the middle over a light biscuit sweetness with just a hint of hop bitterness. As the finish begins, banana is evident and a lemon like tartness puckers the tongue. It finishes a bit dry and is slightly crisp. This is a very flavorful Hefe. Victory hit this one outta da park.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (552) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014
This is a really good winter ale. Lots of yeast and cloves flavors. Nice touch of hops. Very crisp with a slightly tart and dry finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (415) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Draft. Aroma is sweetness and Belgian yeast. Appearance is hazy golden with white head. Taste is Belgian yeast and finishes with hops. Palate is mild. Overall, a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Strong wheat malt aroma along with some spicy barnyard notes. Hazy, pale yellow with a dense white whip cream like head. Taste is Saison-like with a dryness and herbal spiciness. The body gets a nice fullness from the wheat. Finishes dry and lightly sweet with a lasting spiciness of coriander, cloves and grass. This doesn?t strike me as a winter beer, but it?s very tasty and refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
On draft at dads. Nice notes of wheat, bread, spice, and banana. Thin body. It was okay.


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