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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 thatís perfect for the season.
Calories = 190.

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2.3
radagast83 (8007) - 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 didnít work for me.

3.4
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours with a hazy yellow hued body with a lasting and retentive tan head. Aromas are not quite as estery as you would expect a wit to be. Quite malty with lots of spices. Flavor is similar with distinct notes of each individual spice. A rich bready and crackery malt character. Fuller carbonation, off-dry.

3.6
PorterPounder (7893) - 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.

2.7
FROTHINGSLOSH (7694) - 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.

3.7
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.

2.9
AirForceHops (7139) - 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.

3.1
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

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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 doesnít want a white christmas?


3.3
wlajwl (6742) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Aroma is spices and a hint of wheat. The flavor is cinnamon, citrus, wheat/malts a mildly tart/spicy finish.

3.5
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold body with a small fizzy white head that fade to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, rather subtle on the spice with some nice wheat and yeastiness. Mostly cinnamon and orange peel coming across to me. The flavor is not especially exciting, but itís really drinkable and the spicing blends really well with the yeast and wheat. Light bodied and soft fizzy carbonation. This was actually really nice and able to drink in big gulps. This is one of the better Sam Adams beers Iíve had in a long time.


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