chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Even with brown glass I could see plenty of sediment in the bottom of this bottle. Not being adverse to this I gave it a little swirl then poured all but the last bit into my glass. This produced a nice thick head (keeping the appearance rating from hitting 1), but with all sorts of unappetizing whitish particles floating about. I then poured this thru a strainer into another glass, and ended up with something that looked palatable, with a light yellow gold hazy liquid crowned with a generous head.
The aroma of a fruity, spicy and yeasty witbier matches the flavor. Neither is very robust. It does taste better than it smells, and there are no serious flaws in the flavor. The finish and aftertaste are the best aspects, being nicely fruity (mainly orange) and modestly wheaty.
The mouthfeel is light and bit watery, even for this style. Despite the indication provided by the ample head, I felt this could use more carbonation.
This is a drinkable and somewhat refreshing ale, but not a beer I’ll seek out the future.
Norton (328) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Almost no aroma aside from copper pipe.Miniscule white head lingers over murky pale gold liquid. Tastes doughy, faint hint of something citrus - label says "satsuma" whatever the hell that is. Creamy mouthfeel yet bitey. This isn’t great but it could be much worse.
hfmejias (603) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 Oz. Bottle, Poured a cloudy golden color with little white head. Citrus and Floral aroma. Taste is sour, some orange a bit of wheat, crisp carbonation and quite refreshing, but not a huge fan.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured pale gold with a medium-sized white head. Aroma and flavor of wheat, lemon and orange, some mild spice. Low bitterness, a faint tartness. Crisp carbonation. Refreshing.
geologyguy (547) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Kinda sour/kinda nasty taste...bitter with lingering aftertaste...no redeeming qualities
rdixon77 (409) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy yellow pour. Very orangey and citrusy. Some grassy flavors too. Strange aftertaste - like sour lemon at the end. Not a huge fan, though it was very sessionable. I guess just slightly better than a big name wheat.
gripweed57 (484) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy pale golden color. Large mousse-like white head. Fragrant lemony wheat malt aroma. Soft citrusy malt flavor hints of lemon peel. Remiscent of Belgian witbier. Bittersweet finish. Refreshing, but unassuming.
Beerathon (882) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Best thing about this beer is the aroma, which is inviting with its orange/wheat. Aftertaste is a bit bleh. Not that good of a beer unfortunately.
JDBaker11058 (1104) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: hazy orange with a thick, creamy white head slowly shrinking to a fat cap. Aroma: spicy, with bitter orange peel, toasted spices, and cream of wheat. Taste: pretty bitter, with notes of wheat, citrus, some coriander, and yeast. Finish: sharp, tingly and a little dry, with some lemony bitterness lingering. Notes: Refreshing palate, with zingy, bitter flavors. Not my favorite wit, but it’s trying. Had to google ’Satsuma’. That’s sad.
RuneStumo (2035) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
13.08.2012. Riviera hotel South Beach, Miami, FL. Golden white head. Orange aroma. Notes of citrus and floral summer hops. Refrishing and very easy drinkable beer.