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40
48
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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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unknown

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RATINGS: 524   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 thats perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7678) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 12 oz bottle. Hazy medium orange pour, soft snow white head, brief lacing. Spicy aroma, hints of pepper, Christmas spices, nice. Flavor is full bodied and tart. Some orange peel accents, a hint of cinnamon and nutmet, some brief vanilla notes. Decently thick mouthfeel. Pretty decent.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was orange, with various spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). Caramel, malt, and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor was spice bomb, way too spicy - strange citrus notes. This didnt work for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (7604) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange yellow, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, coriander. Flavor is about the same, plus other spices. Nutmeg? Medium sweet with a bit of lemon zest bitterness. Medium body. Not bad. Not sure why it its getting so hammered here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottled. Poured brighter golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up cinnamon an nutmeg over soft bready malts.. fresh citrus as it warmed.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found bread and doughy malts at the core with cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel around... malty overall.. tasty stuff. Light-medium bodied and chewy on the palate.. good use of spillage.. really good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy yellow-golden color with a large creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was dryish and wheaty with touches of nutmeg and coriander. The flavor was dry and musty with notes of nutmeg, coriander and dust. Medium length nutmeg and coriander finish. Medium body. Disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
bottle, different type wit, lots of christmas spice, mainly nutmeg, cinnamon, some citrus notes. higher carbonation. not bad

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle: Hazy straw in color, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing. Orange peel and corriander up front, but also some cinnamon and nutmeg. Belgian Wit crossed with Pumpkin? I guess I think Pumpkin with the cinnamon and nutmeg, but I guess given the timing I will try and think of it as some sort of holiday cookie. Feels a bit wheaty, body and mouthfeel are moderate. Finishes just as it started, flavor from start to finish, citrusy, corriander, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Interesting combination. To me its like a combination of summer and autumn, but I will overlook that and think about the label... white christmas. Who the hell doesnt want a white christmas?


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6690) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very hazy orange color with white creamy head that disappears slowly. Cinnamon and nutmeg is the only thing I smell. Flavors of Cinnamon and nutmeg upfront with wheat and a lightly spicy hop. It finishes just as it started with spice. Lighter body and drinks well enough. Not a bad holiday brew from SA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottled, orange amber color Wouldnt have guessed this was a witbier, lots of spice and bready notes similar to the Winter Lager

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, citrus, and a touch of orange peel. It pours a hazy orangish-gold with a two finger orange tinged off-white head that has decent retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus/orange. The finish has moderate nutmeg, light cinnamon, and a hint of orange peel. Its medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I like wheat beers and I like spiced beers, so I found this to be pretty tasty. I would throw this in the Spiced category as its the spices that are front and center over the Belgian Wit characteristics.


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