Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 thats perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
New seasonal offering from Sam in the winter variety pack. Nice light tasting belgian, definite notes of cinnamon and orange peel. good for a not-so-heavy holiday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 25, 2012
Aroma of pine. Cloudy yellow pour, small head. Light citrus taste, light spice(nutmeg?). For some reason the after taste is a bit like clams?. Sluggish, like a wet sponge. Not a bad beer. Quite light for a Xmas ale, but the pine and spices give it a holiday feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Cloudy tangerine color with a white head thats short-lived. Thick, yeasty aroma with lots of fruity esters. Tastes like a BPA with a little gingerbread spice. Pretty good. Its a bit thick, but theres really not much else bad to say about it exept for the wimpy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (1096) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Cloudy yellow color with foamy white head. Spicy sweet malt aroma. Taste is fruity, yeasty, and spicy. Coriander, ginger, cloves. Medium body. I thought this was a nice Christmas brew.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Light bodied, cloudy, pale orange, flavors are muted and bland, yeasty citrus. Mild spices.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Gold yellowish color. Not as crisp or fresh as Jim Koch tauts, little disappointing as most Sam Adams beers can be. Good to try a six pack but not a long term winner. Grade: C+

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Enjoyed at a friends house after recording new band material in Milwaukee, WI. I didnt take notes while drinking this from the bottle. My take is that its a sub-par wit beer with pronounced spice notes. Just ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a one and a half finger head. Some decent lacing. Taste to me resembles a spice infused hefeweizen. Interesting flavor that I enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6318) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Looks like I liked this more than most. Pours cloudy yellow / orange with a large soapy off-white head. The aroma has lots of spiciness (cinnamon jumps out most), orange peel, smooth wheat, powder and an overall dryness. Medium smooth body with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a gentle spice blend (lots present, but its not harsh) balance by rich smooth wheat. The finish has light plasticy taste, but not too big. Large amount of nutmeg and cinnamon that lingers. Nice unique holiday beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Decent beer, a little too spiced up for me, may be the nutmeg, the taste of the belgian white gets lost with all the other stuff going on, but pretty average beer. Not something I will seek out.

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