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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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tmoreau (4363) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured to my 1/2 pint sampler with a hazed straw/light gold hue, frothy white head foam, and wavy cling to the abundant lacing. The aroma was ripe fruit, not really citrusy, with soft grain, light honey sweetness, spicing that was a little muddled, although nutmeg, cinnamon, & coriander were mildly noticeable, along with a light, detracting metallic hint. The flavor added moderate hop bitterness and some light astringency/tartness. Spicing was a bit more expressive, with some orange peel complementing the taste. A more lively effervescence would have projected the flavor notes better, and advanced my texture perception, which was bordering on watery. Light bodied nonetheless. I realize that this bottle was a bit past fresh, (notched on Feb.), but I’ve enjoyed many refrigerated Witbiers that have lasted longer. Spicing may have assisted the short life.

3.1
twindadplus2 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Hazy golden amber color with a good sized fizzy head that didn’t last very long. light aroma is sweet citrus, wheat and coriander. Flavor is sweet and spicy with a slight doughy malt background. Medium bodied with a doughy banana bread finish. These holiday spiced beers aren’t exactly my favorite but this one works better than most because the spice isn’t too overwhelming.

2.9
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle from the 76 station in Davis, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color and smells of Christmas spice. Tasted of nutmeg and cinnamon. Just not big enough and full flavored for my taste. Nice brew though.

2.7
RobertDale (6470) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and spice. Taste is wheat, citrus, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices. Too many spices. Just OK.

3.4
burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a hazy light yellow color with aromas of citrus, coriander, spice, and some light wheat. Flaovrs are the same, light spiciness in the aftertaste, decent witbeer overall.

1.1
dzimm27 (143) - - FEB 18, 2013
Wheat, spice and musk aroma. Hazy cloudy yellow. Taste is a mix of watery, sharp, and spicy... wheaty but lacks the cleanness of a good wit. Palate does not present well but is mostly the spices. Worth a try but would not buy again

3.4
Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Hazy orange with a bit of white head. Aroma is sweet with mild citrus and spices. Taste is the same, and finishes with spiced banana esters.

2.8
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle pour of a dark hazy off yellow with a thin disappearing white head. Main aroma hay, wheat that leads into a very faint spice and light citrus. Taste of bigger winter spice that is brought out by the lively body with a lingering of the same cinnamon and nutmeg. Overall drinkable beer that has winter spice notes that pair well with the lively body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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rocbyter (2123) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Light perfume and floral wheat aroma. Cloudy dark yellow color with a large white head. Moderate sweet wheat beginning with a bitter chewy palate finish.

2.4
Block (2722) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
I’m not a big fan of the spice combination. A decent beer with a nice flavor and hop profile.


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