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RATINGS: 517   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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3.6
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a tall foamy head. Light wheat aroma with sweetness and a little spice. Full body but a little syrupy. Overall pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2012
This is simply Sam Adams White Ale repackaged and sold as a different beer. I really enjoyed White Ale and when they replaced it with Noble Pils I was devastated. Glad they brought it back but, 1. It is only available in the Holiday Sampler pack and 2. Noble pils isn’t that great and by far a sub par replacement for White Ale.

3.6
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Cloudy yellow with white lacing. Musky aroma. Creamy palate with flavours of orange zest and nutmeg. Nice.

3.6
baraciisch (3363) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Slightly hazy golden orange... Light aroma of coriander orange and spices... Light crisp flavor with notes of cinnamon nutmeg and winter spices... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a one finger head that reduces. Aroma is spices, fruity, yeasty and and wheat. The taste is Christmas spices, wheat and orange peel. Good, I like those spices in there, it reminds me of the holidays.

3.6
User134089 (1644) - - NOV 1, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a winter variety 12-pack Purchased: Nov. 1, 2013 Consumed: Nov. 1, 2013 Misc.: Enjoy by March 2014 Poured an orange hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white head. Sporadic spots of lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention on the top. Smelled a lot of different notes combined into one. Got orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, molasses and even a bit of pumpkin. Some other wintry spices in there as well. Tasted a lot like the smell, but a little lighter. Got orange peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, molasses, gingerbread, cinnamon sticks and honey wheat . Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. I really enjoyed this one. I’d definitely have it again. Just a lighter winter beer.

3.6
Bcoble003 (292) - Jblm, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Wow the smell of spice galore! The taste is of multiple spice to cinnamon is the most notable to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
chucklemation (1759) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Copper color with a foamy white head. Smells of spices, mainly nutmeg, and has a similar taste. Doesn’t overdo it on the spices. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

3.6
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Hazy golden yellow in color, not a ton of head, but looks rather appealing nonetheless. If you slowly pour it out in spurts, the head is nice. Aroma of allspice and/or grains of paradise. Kinda like a spicy candle with hops. Distinct nutmeg (after I read the label). It’s a little un-beer like but pretty okay. Also orange peel after it warms up after a few minutes. This might be a nice crossover for someone who doesn’t love beer but loves candles. The flavor is very sweet in the malt area, before all dem spices come a creepin’ up. The orange peel is crucial here, as it ties together the malts and the other spices. The feel is about average, with a touch of tingly spice. It’s a nice wintry mix. Spicy and purdy good.

3.5
ShawnC (76) - - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a dark golden pale with a very fine lace. Nose is eggy and banana like with a touch of nutmeg clovy spice. Nails the carbonation. Adds a creamy element. Flavor is quite complex. Bread and ginger with a subtle hint of cinnamon spice. Hops are just barely finishing out. Not bad at all. ---That dog will hunt!


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