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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 that’s perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.

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2.8
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a thin white head. Wheat, orange, coriander and spice aroma and flavors. Light body and an orange tart finish.

2.8
obxdude10 (2391) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Still not my favorite style of beer, but this offering isn’t all that bad of a witbier. Sam Adams’ White Christmas poured a cloudy dark straw color with a fluffy and nicely lacing white head. The nose featured some banana, clove, wheat and grass. The mouthfeel and body was fairly smooth and velvety. I tasted some banana, light clove and a hint of nutmeg in the flavors. There was mostly wheat and dry yeast in the finish, along with some smooth fruity flavors.

3.2
suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Hazy gold colored pour. Small white head. Some lacing. Spices in the nose. Taste is a sweet spicy beer taste. Not much else. Sweet on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
BlowOffTube (515) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Witbier? Eh. Pours golden with off white head. Weird grass and cinnamon aroma. Orange peel lemon nutmeg taste. Light body medium carbonation. Its OK.

3.1
Hopswagger (344) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2013
P: Cloudy piss yellow with a thin white bubbly head. No retention and minimal wet lacing. S: Sparkling apple cider, wheat, nutmeg, cinnamon candy, mandarin oranges and dry yeast. T/M: Taste follows the nose and packs a nice warming spice profile to tingle the palate. Powdery drying Belgian yeast hints of tobacco and apples. I get more apple than I get orange but its there. Spicy and citrus hops hit on the finish. O: A nice blend of yeast and spices. Not overly dramatic but a nice sessional brew to enjoy during the holidays.

2.8
Beerandhockey8 (441) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
From 12oz bottle to tumbler. Pour is a hazy yellow, thin white active head. Nose is intense, lots of orange peel, coriander, spices. Taste is light bodied, sweet with some sour also mixed in. Finishes very carbonated. Decent beer, just kind of simple.

3.2
ajnepple (7338) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Pale, gold and hazy with a white head. Spices, cinnamon, citrus fruit, wheat malts and nutmeg. Light to medium body. Pretty refreshing spiced wheat beer.

3.6
Bcoble003 (292) - Jblm, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Wow the smell of spice galore! The taste is of multiple spice to cinnamon is the most notable to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
ganache (6088) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2017 Bottle. Nose of wheat with cinnamon and tons of nutmeg, light citrus and grain. Hazy pour has the whole spectrum from yellow to orange and a creamy, dense eggshell head that laces. Oily, malty medium body with only light carbonation, a crackery resolves, and nice fruity and phenolic highlights to complement the orange and spices. Sweet with a little tang and less bitterness. The subtle cherry splashes here help nudge my impression to that of a holiday beer, but regardless this one’s just way too gaudy. [2013.11.07: 3.0]

Syrupy nutmeg excess, but nice rounding cinnamon and orange peel. So a gimmick dominated by its adjuncts. The graininess is really, really nice, though, and makes the drink's roots as a beer obvious. [2017.12.12: 3.0]

3.1
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
From the winter sampler: Pours out a hazy, almost orange amber with a thick white head. Aroma is very faint flowery. Flavor is crisp, light citrus that follows up with a spice regimen that belongs in a holiday pie. Very light for a winter beer, but a good brew.


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