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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 519   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1725) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Mild aroma with hints of orange and spice. Pours a cloudy straw, with just a dusting of head. This beer is slightly sweet, with just a hint of the spices in the finish. Light on the palate and easy to drink. Its an interesting change of pace for a winter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1959) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 oz bottle, new addition to the Holiday 12 pack. Poura a light gold with a 1 finger white head. Wheat aroma with a bit of orange and a bit of spice. Flavor follows the aroma. Thin bodied and bubbly in the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stampion (241) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Unfiltered but not heavy. Light and the spices make you feel warm. Bit not overly spiced. Nutmeg hits you and is supported by the orange. A good early winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4134) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose is grassy hops, oranges, cinnamon, and white bread. Murky yellow with a medium pale yellow head. Flavor is light sweet, nutmeg, and a white pepperiness. Pretty decent!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (6014) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light ginger notes with some coriander notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some light notes of wheat with some coriander and ginger notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but really nothing to write home about either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
~Wheaty aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg and some citrusy notes. Some white pepper like spice in there as well and some banana. ~Pours a very hazy orange color with white creamy head that disappears. ~Bready citrusy spicy nutmeg flavor. Light citrus. A bit o the picy end with the nutmeg. ~light medium bodied, with med high CO2, lingering spice finish. ~ Enjoyable brew. I could drink a few of these. I like what the brewer was trying to do with Xmas spices, but think that the spice can be toned down a bit so we get some of the wonderful yeasty flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Taste is sweet citrus, dough and grain. Light drinking and pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a bit of wheat thrown in. The flavor is very similar. The cinnamon is what comes through the most, but there is a bit of ginger and nutmeg as well. I dont get much wheat since the beer is dominated by the spices. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Cloudy yellow. This smells like a pumpkin ale, big cinnamon and nutmeg. Tastes like a lighter version of a pumpkin ale as well, lighter in body with just a little bit of tart finish from the wheat. I wanted to not like this beer, but actually was enjoyable for what it is....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and citrus. Reminds me of Christmas morning. Taste is loaded with winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and a nice bitter citrus rind. Light bodied. Good carbonation. My favorite Sam Adams thus far.


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