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White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager - Moylan's Brewery

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White Christmas Spiced Winter LagerWhite Christmas Spiced Winter Lager

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76
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnieoz on 11-11-2008)
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Reviews by oberon:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a dull slightly hazed lighter amber with a nice fluffy off white crown that was gone pretty quickly.Aromas were on the light side with alot of sweetness,I picked up some brown sugar and candied orange,a little nuttiness as well.I havent to many lagers like this with its hefty dose of spice,clove stands out along with cinnamon,alot of caramel and brown sugar as well,I will say there is a decent drying nuttiness in the finish.This was different but mot horrible,I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again though.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 19:04:15 | More by oberon
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.59/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Always a bit weird to see a Christmas offering from Cali, but since they have a stellar record of good beer, I'm happy to see what this one proffers.

This beer pours a rather beguiling dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and eventually creamy pale beige head, which leaves a few broad streaks of awkwardly webbed lace around the glass as things slowly sink southwards. One heady amber lager, this.

It smells of bready pale malt, ginger, metallic cinnamon, zesty white pepper, weak dried orange peel, very subtle coriander/clove spice, and the suggestion, rather than the presence, of warming alcohol. The taste is more bready, lightly crackery pale and caramel malt (this is a lager, really?), muddled holiday spices - steely cinnamon, subtle pepper, musty clove - stale citrus rind, and somewhat edgy yeast.

The carbonation is light, and generally just playfully frothy, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, a certain airiness informing any additional creamy notes. It finishes off-dry, the grainy, crackery malt offset by the lingering staid citrus and blended spice elements.

A nice, gingerbread-adjacent winter spiced lager, the lightness of the yeast choice becoming increasingly evident. Perhaps that is its weakness, as well, my predilection for beer offerings this time of year leaning towards the heavier and heartier of the ilk, but that's just me.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 02:35:41 | More by biboergosum
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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev 0%

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2.56/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Acquired for $1.99 at Total Wine Redondo Beach. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given its current ratings. 6.0% ABV confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Label art is mediocre.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

No issues with beer surging out of the bottle or anything upon opening. Just a brisk "tsh" indicating slight overcarbonation.

A: Pours a 4+ finger head of white colour, no real cream, okay thickness, and average (~2 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent pale yellow. Weak looking. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing as the head recedes. Carbonation bubbles are overabundant, indicative of overcarbonation.

Sm: Uh oh. Artificial. Old orange peel, light white pepper, and clove. I look for cinnamon but don't find it. I'm not great at picking out individual spices, especially with my broken nose, but I can tell this is messy. The hot pepper in particular is raising a red flag. I get chili pepper skin off the aroma. No yeast character or alcohol comes through, however. Pale malts. A mild strength aroma. Not real excited to try this one.

T: Ugh. Pepper skin, old clove, faint old orange peel, and bland pale malts. Clean barley. Unrefreshing. Comes off artificial. Balance is quite poor. No complexity or subtlety here. Rather boring and simple.

Mf: Decent softness. Smooth and wet. Unrefreshing. Weak and thin. Carbonation is okay. Poor presence on the palate. Badly executed. Doesn't complement the flavour profile all that well.

Dr: Hides its slightly above average ABV decently. It's just not a very good beer. I like that they're trying things out, but this one really misses the mark. Spicing was badly executed. Really mediocre. Still, it's drinkable. I doubt anyone'd have a problem killing the bottle. I definitely wouldn't get this again, but the price was rather reasonable. Sadly, that may be the best thing about it.

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Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 05:18:49 | More by kojevergas
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Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice pale amber with great bubbling, an awesome two finger head, and a strong layer of foam that lasts all 22 ounces. Definetly looks tastey.

Toasted cracker malt aroma with a light melange of Christmasy spices.

Great toasted cracker malt flavors. Add to that a very mild spice profile. Syrpuy palate with a little orange bitterness on the finish. Pretty easy and fun to drink!!

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superspak

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3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of orange zest, plum, lemon, pepper, clove, cinnamon, toasted malt, biscuit, coriander, and herbal spiciness. Some decent aromas, but they give off a bit of a stale vibe. Taste of orange zest, lemon, plum, pepper, clove, biscuit, toasted malt, coriander, and light herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus peel, plum, pepper, clove, biscuit, and herbal spices on the finish for a good bit. It has some nice flavor balance: spicing is not too overpowering, and the sweetness is not cloying at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Very smooth to drink. Alcohol is well hidden with only a very slight warming after the finish. Overall this is actually quite nice and enjoyable for a spiced beer. Nice flavor balance and not cloying with sweetness or spices.

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White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager from Moylan's Brewery
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