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Christmas Jam White Ale - Asheville Brewing Company

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Christmas Jam White Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CWiggins on 12-29-2009)
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Reviews by CWiggins:
Photo of CWiggins
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at Bruisin' Ales on 12/27/09. Asheville Brewing's website lists this as the official licensed beer of the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, a local fundraising event for Habitat For Humanity.
This witbier is certainly hazy, with a deep yellow hue and a barely living white head that faded to a rim-hugging ringlet in no time. The aroma is intriguing; there are light smells of grain and spice, and just the tiniest bit of piney hops sneaks through. Spices are more subtle in the flavor, as the grainy malts and bitter finishing hops are certainly dominant. It's light-bodied but satisfying; easy to drink but with enough interesting characteristics to be crafty.

CWiggins, Dec 29, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very hazy, whitish yellow, very pale and cloudy. Huge white head never fully faded and tons of clingy lace down the sides of the glass. Some visible carbonation.

very light, lots of yeast asnd some light fruit, little grain, and a touch of hops. Lots of yeast and light fruits, some peach and pear. Very light taste, awesome hot summer day flavor. rich and creamy, very nice consistency and feel. Great carbonation.Could put down a ton, really easy drinker and a great belgian.

Overall I was really impressed by this, a totally classic beer

mikesgroove, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sent by TrippHop - Thanks for the tick, pal!

Appearance -- Pours a golden straw hue with lots of clarity and a two fingers of sudsy white head.

Smell -- Pale malt, wheat, pinch of lemon zest, and a good helping of coriander. Also, there's a noticeable off aroma akin to vinyl or plastic.

Taste -- Pale malt, dry wheat character, and a modicum of tart earthy yeast. Citrus zest isn't too strong, but coriander holds its own. Definitely some plastic flavor similar to what is noticeable in the nose. Finish is tart yeast and vegetal bitterness. Lingering flavor of coriander.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with mild prickly carbonation. A bit too smooth.

Drinkability -- As far as Wits go, it's okay. One thing I found strange about this was that of the two glasses I poured from this bomber, one was crystal clear and one was hazy like a traditional Wit. Strange. In any case, I've had better of the style.

yeahnatenelson, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of UnDeadly
4/5  rDev +10.5%

UnDeadly, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of beer2day
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy pale, pale gold with light orange hues. 1/2 finger of the airiest head seen recently. No retention and sparse lace.

Nose is coriander and pine hops. Light pale ale hit. Spices kick in very fast and take over. Medium pine hop finish. Coriander really lingers.

Medium heavy body, slightly richer than anticipated.

Overall, very easy to drink for a spiced ale.

beer2day, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a hazy, dull-hued, pale gold body with a wispy, airy, white head.

Smell: Wheaty aroma laden in not-so-subtle coriander spice with a hint of citrus sequestered in the background.

Taste: Crisp white wheat leads and then, BAM, a full wallop of added coriander spice strikes the tongue followed by some sweet, fruity citrus. Fair amount of hop bitterness within. Dry finish with a perpetual taste of spicy coriander.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Not bad! A bit heavy-handed on the coriander, but, overall, it's still pretty tasty for a witbier.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 17, 2010
Christmas Jam White Ale from Asheville Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.