NormLovesBeer (19) - Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours a hazy and cloudy pale Yellow in color. Has a nice medium-size foamy head with good lacing on the glass. Foamy head dies down after a few sips though. Has VERY LIGHT carbonation that lasts until about the last sip. LOTS of Cinnamon and Nutmeg visibly floating around in the glass, and at the bottom of the glass!! Aroma is very light and faint, but is a slight aroma of Bread and a hint of Wheat. Taste is a little sweet, but not overpowering. A little light and watery, but you can really taste the Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Orange!! You can taste more Cinnamon and Nutmeg in this beer than in Samuel Adams "Ole Fezziweg" which is suppose to be their "Christmas" beer. Maybe this one should be their new "Christmas" beer. This beer would also be good around October when Fall kicks in and the cooler weather arrives!! ada (4) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
This limited edition ale is a great addition to holiday beverages. It reminds me of a winter version of a pumpkin ale. It isn’t too spiced and the taste is perfect for a cool or warm day. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-3-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a yellow-amber color with a decent haziness. The head formed upon pouring is quite nice with it fading relatively quickly to leave a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – The nose is biggest of a citrus and wheat nature mixed with winter spice aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of an earthy hop aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with flavors of citrus and wheat upfront with lighter notes of coriander along the lines of a traditional wit. As the taste advances however, more spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg come to the tongue. These spice flavors, when mixed with more bready flavors as well as a more citrus start modifying the flavor from the normal wit. In the end it deviates even more as some more spice and some light herbal and earthy hop flavors come to the tongue. These meld with the other flavors to give a rather interesting lightly hopped and winter spiced wheat and citrus flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the slightly lighter side with a carbonation level that was above average. Good for the wit like characteristics of the brew and not bad for the added spice flavors as well.
Overall – A delicious and flavorful brew. A nice winter style twist of a classic wit. Sam Adams dose it again. ndfreak77 (126) - USA - DEC 7, 2014
Hazy orange. Sweet malty aroma. Malty flavor with notes of ginger, nutmeg and citrus. Sweet finish. Refreshing! shrubber85 (11460) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with large white head. Strong nutmeg flavor dominates with wheat malt, light cinnamon/clove. Bitter orange peel finish. Not bad - extra spicy.
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. superspak (5690) - 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. tillmac62 (740) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours golden with a nice frothy head that lingers and laces well. Nose is of spice, mostly nutmeg. Light body with good carbonation. The taste is subtle, but of spice, with it being more nutmeg than anything else. Finishes cleanly with a slight spiciness that lingers. A solid non-complex beer, but not outstanding. It needs more flavor, be it from more spice or dark malt. Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is spicy, hoppy and malty. Big winter spices on the nose and flavor. Easy finish. Not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bpar73 (1133) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours yellow-gold with a white head. Orange and spices in the aroma and taste. Nice holiday brew.