oobawa (1737) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2017 timmeratx (22) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
A welcomed alternative to the usual holiday offerings. Typical orange haze with a delicate head. Aromas of holiday spice and orange peel. Medium body with citrus and spice flavours. A good beer to have on a winter’s day.
Pretty much what you expect: the Samuel Adams Winter spice blend (same as what we get in Winter Lager and Old Fezziwig Ale), only this time applied to a witbier. Not bad, just straightforward, a combination of clove, banana, and vanilla white ale notes with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Yeast and citrus pop up on the back end, with an unsatisfying sweetness that grows stronger and more annoying as the pint warms. Pours a hazy gold with a slight white head and lackluster lacing. Good smooth mouthfeel, but it doesn't help the over-spicing and the ever-increasing sugariness. Pass. JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Cloudy golden to amber color with a modest off-white head. Nearly no aromas. Some white bread and hint of zest. No bad scents at least. Lightly sweet, with some wheat, little lime and hints of ginger and nutmeg. Simple nog beer. 11/12
monkeychugg55 (1109) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Hazy gold with a very small head. The aroma is nutmeg. Sweet clean malt flavor with some nutmeg. Meh emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Cloudy straw gold pour with two fingers of white head. Nose shows round sweet spice and subtle bready yeast. Nutmeg/ginger/cinnamon. Not terribly offensive in the flavor. Easy enough to drink. Spice profile could definitely be more aggressive. Glad it’s not....Medium body with a soft carbonation and touch of bite. Cajun (541) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - DEC 8, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2016 Bottle - Pours pale gold to peach, white head. Orange, grass, fruit make the nose. Flavors of light fruit, hint of lemon cough drops, spices, citrus peel, mild hops end.
basaywhat (312) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a medium sized head that slowly dissipates, leaving a bit of lacing. Smell is of bready malts, holiday spices, some citrus, and some additional dark fruits. Taste is a nice combination of the aroma, very smooth in the mouth. Nice medium body, easy drinking, but flavorful. Chalumeaux (1708) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Poured from bottle best by April orange gold with a nice white head. Aromas of clove lemon wheat and spices. Taste is slightly sweet hoo fruit caramel and a cinnamon finish. bigcat03 (336) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2016 Bottle poured into my Weihenstephan glass. Orange gold color and a foamy white head. Aroma is cloves, coriander, wheat, lemon. Initial taste is wheat, pepper, spices, coriander. Aftertaste is dry with mostly wheat sticking around. Lively carbonation and a thick but smooth mouthfeel. This is a solid wit! It?s not revolutionary but it is better than a lot of their other attempts at the style. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Bold orange body with medium head. Nose is funky, citrus, enjoyable. Taste of hops, fruits, cinnamon and spices, Nice and warming finish. Aggiebob (1297) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle. Clear gold poured with a nice white head. The aroma was citrus and wheat with some Christmas spices.