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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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3.3
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.0 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and just a wisp or two of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Quite a pleasant aroma. Big coriander with peppery and slightly bready yeast. Just enough sweetness from a neutral maltiness. Simple, but nice. 3.75 T: It tastes even better than it smells. Coriander and peppery spiciness. Sweet neutral malts. Hints of cinnamon and wintry spices. 4.0 M: Medium body. Pleasantly creamy with good moderate carbonation. Supremely smooth. 5.0 D: Supremely drinkable. I could put this down all night. ★ 638 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 11, 2014

3.3
raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
bottled - a good Christmas beer. Nice cinnamon and clove flavor. Nice golden color.

2.9
hershiser2 (3832) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours good with a small head. Lagery aroma, grasses, light spice. Taste is lager with some cinnamon, roasted malts, nutmeg, bubble gum. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Cybercat (6342) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours clear, bubbly golden with a thick but not long-lasting snow-white head. Aroma presents yeasty and fruity notes, not strong but welcoming. Flavor is stronger and more complex, wheaty with hints of spice, citrus and - salt? Mouthfeel features typical body and fizz. Drink it at a party or while watching one of those timeless holiday specials for the umpteenth time.

3
jeffbigD (134) - - DEC 1, 2015
High carbonation with overwhelming spices. The spice to hop ratio is off leaving this a weird brew.

2.7
rondphoto (4514) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Eastgate OH --- Hazy medium orange amber color, white head cover, swirls of lace. Aroma of malt and light nutmeg. Taste is nothing more than a lighter colored version of a pumpkin ale. Spice is there, along with more sense of pumpkin than malt. A little watery; not satisfying.

2.6
crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
355ml bottle. Hazed golden pour. Large head. Nutmeg aroma, Flavor is nutmeg, just a pumpkin beer gone witbier.

1
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.

2.8
corby112 (2813) - 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.

3
Headbanger (4022) - 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.


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