Originally Posted by edm1602
To further clarify.... An underlying wheat beer with some of the traditional winter ale accompaniments and/or other associated flavors....
Hmm... this seems a bit contradictory. To me, a wheat beer is one that is light in color and flavor, medium to light in alcohol, an easy drinking thirst quencher for the hot summer days.
A winter ale is one with some darker roasts for flavor, perhaps a bit "chewy", and with more alcohol to warm you on those cold winter nights. I think it would be hard to combine the characteristics.