osvdale (5) - - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
Very disappointed in the flavor of this beer. It could best be described as sour. No hints of cinnamon or nutmeg at all. Finishes with a very skunky taste. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark golden yellow color with lighter banana yellow hues and a one finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Zesty autumnal spice aroma with sweet citrus, malted wheat and a strong bread/yeast presence. Smells more like a fall beer than a winter/Christmas ale. Reminds me of a pumpkin wheat beer with lots of cinnamon, allspice and ginger followed by bread, banana, clove, cider and orange peel. Interesting approach to the style but not very inviting.
On the fuller end of medium body with a peppery spice presence that lingers over the yeast and sweet citrus notes into a slightly dry finish. Prominent zesty spice up front with clove, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg followed by strong bread/yeast flavor, sweet citrus rind, banana, bubblegum, apple cider and subtle pumpkin. Tastes appropriate for the season but it’s slightly watered down and the flavors don’t mesh very well. Kind of bland except for being heavily spice and having strong wheat/bread flavor. Even the spice blend feels a bit generic and the orange peel is buried underneath the other notes. Okay for this time if year but not something that I would want to drink more than once. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
12oz bottle 11/12/15 (Meijer)-38° in Tumbler-Pours a cloudy yellow. Aroma of yeast, spices, and malt. Taste of he same with more spices. This light bodied brew should is not bad. kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Weak attempt at a Christmas spice beer . Shabby and boring . I could drink all 12 and I would worry about calories. That's all.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Found at Famous Wines in August, notched "Best By April." Spicy nose of the usual holiday/pumpkin pie beer. Cloudy gold color under a foamy head. Taste has mostly, yes, cinnamon and nutmeg, like the usual pie spice beer. Malt is starting to pick up some phenol. Attempts to create a holiday Wassail character, but again, it seems more like just another pumpkin pie spice beer. At least it’s not too sweet. Most beers I’ve let sit just a few months past their date hold up better than this.
AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
12oz bottle from Holiday Pack. Golden hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. No lacing. Aroma of all spice, honey and nutmeg. Floral and citrus taste up front with more of a lemon and spice finish. Dry texture. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Tan head on the pour that mostly diminishes, pale yellow body, fizzy, lots of carbonation and glass lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus, oranges, hint of spices. Flavor is similar to the aroma, just a bit spicier. Thin and watery on the finish.
Video review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngdggJTkN_4 LetsGoState (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
Appearance is medium white head and pretty clear yellow. Aroma is mainly wheat. Taste is an even mix of wheat, fruit, and spice. Overall decent, but not enough to it. Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a short white head. Aroma of coriander, cinnamon, orange peel, and nutmeg. Flavor of cinnamon, citrus, wheat, orange peel, nutmeg and coriander. JDBaker11058 (2206) - 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.