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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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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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0.9
JK (6158) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottled. Terrible beer. Nothing like a wit at all, some light haze, but none of the customary flavors or aromas. Some adjunct malt sweetness. Just awful.

3.2
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a decent hazy to cloudy white/off white tinged with a guiding hazy yellow note. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The smell had some light citrus with some light cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel. The taste took those flavors and combined them and then added a fairly noticeable wheaty kick at the end. On the palate, this one sat pretty light on the body with a fair good sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation was good for a witbier. Overall, good holiday spiced witbier worthy of having again.

3.4
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
thinish beer with that sam adams flavors, all the spices are subdued. its pretty good, easy drinker

2.7
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is orange, bread and cookie malt, wheat, oats, and light floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some wheat and herbs and a heavy dose of orange towards the end; dry, semi-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.6
thornecb (5911) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours hazy pale gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes to coat surface leaving no lacing. Cinnamon and sweet citrus aromas. Dry with sweet yeast and caramel upfront turning to cinnamon and nutmeg in the lasting earthy bitter finish.

3
ganache (5898) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle. Nose of wheat with cinnamon and tons of nutmeg, light citrus and grain. Hazy pour has the whole spectrum from yellow to orange and a creamy, dense eggshell head that laces. Oily, malty medium body with only light carbonation, a crackery resolves, and nice fruity and phenolic highlights to complement the orange and spices. Sweet with a little tang and less bitterness. The subtle cherry splashes here help nudge my impression to that of a holiday beer, but regardless this one’s just way too gaudy.

3.7
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.

2.5
cheap (5857) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Not too sure if this is a real beldian white, it brewed with spices and you can taste it, probably more like a veggie spice style. Does look like a good hefe, unfiltered and all. Smell is fairly straight forward, and a little spicey. Taste fer sure is christmass spice on a hefe, rather bland impact. The spice in here ruins an otherwise good mild hefe. Yes, overall, could have dispensed with the spice, its covering up the mild intracacies of the brew.

3.1
Cybercat (5833) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours clear, bubbly golden with a thick but not long-lasting snow-white head. Aroma presents yeasty and fruity notes, not strong but welcoming. Flavor is stronger and more complex, wheaty with hints of spice, citrus and - salt? Mouthfeel features typical body and fizz. Drink it at a party or while watching one of those timeless holiday specials for the umpteenth time.

3.7
superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before April 2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon, orange peel, wheat, clove, pepper, pear, floral, biscuit, and earthy yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes. Taste of lemon, pear, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, wheat, light clove, pepper, floral, biscuit, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat, biscuit, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and spice notes; with spices being more muted than I expected from the nose; and zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good spiced witbier. Good balance of malt and spice notes with good flavor robustness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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