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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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2.5
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head, typical of an unfiltered wheat. Aroma is a citrus spice. Taste is pretty faint that finishes clean. Easy drinking, but not very impressionable.

2.9
bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2012
This a good beer that is easy to drink but note a must have. Aroma is full of spice and yeast. Golden in color with a medium white head. Full of flavor but it lets you down and. Leaves you wanting more. It just doesn't reach it potential. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
TheEstimator (27) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Weak aroma and body; thin....phenolic notes, unidimensional flavor....ok but not my favorite....won’t spill it out, though...

3.3
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle part of the winter pack. Decent Belgian white with some wintery spice added to distinguish from your typical summery brew. A nice change of pace.

2.9
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a hazy medium gold with a 1.5 finger white head. Bad head retention with no lacing at all. Aroma of some lemon and coriander typical of a witbier. In addition to this, there are some spices typical of winter/christmas beers like nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor is even more spice-forward than the aroma and it becomes a bit too much/artificial tasting. There is a decent wheat beer base but it is overpowered by the spice. Also it is all a little too sweet. Overall, a miss for Samuel Adams. I don’t know why they got rid of the decent Black and Brew for this but not a good idea.

3.5
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy bright orange colored body with a whispy thin bright white head. A doughy nose of oranges and clove spice. There is also a little bit of spice like cinnamon. This tastes of orange peels and light clove spice. A dough like taste throughout. The body is a little thick and dense. Pretty good for a wit.

3.4
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle as part of a sampler pack at my parents house. Poured a simple yellow/gold. Nice spicy taste to it. No real hop character or super maltiness in it. Lots of spice, easy to drink. Decent overall.

2.5
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Well an interesting try at something new a white beer with Christmas spices..... that said not much going on here very light and bland not even a good white ale. The slight taste of nutmeg in the back end is about the only thing appealing here. Nice pour its refreshing but a bit on the bland side probably the weakest one in the strong Sam winter pack this year not sure what the winter lager will taste like this year that could be worse. Went down easy though interesting change from the normal Christmas beer just not enough of the spices but they could have been overdone with more too...

3.1
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of chai tea, spiced bread, herbal doughy orange. Slighly vegetal dough taste with orangepeel and spice. Okay.

3.2
Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tasty flavor with a bit of off malts, slightly off, mild spice slight wheat flavor. Decent and drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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