Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap (as Orange Kush) at Pi Bar, San Francisco, 5th March 2011. Hazy but glowing orange. Gentle zesty nose. Lightweight palate. Really doesn’t taste of much, a bit of a disappointment. Not objectionable but for the next pint I’d pick something with more flavour.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber thanks to Jimmy. Pours hazy yellow with a huge fizzy overcarbonated head. Nose is fruity with a perfumery odor. Taste is much too spicy and perfumery for me with some yeasty notes. Thin body-this is just a taster for me.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little too tea-y. Cloudy orange with thick head. Herby and orange aroma. Chamomile and coriander are most of the flavours. Uninspiring finish
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery (labeled as Orange Kush). Pours with a clear orange hued body and a small white head. Aromas of orange, tea, some spice and fruit notes, but clean (not very ester, which isn’t surprising as he actually uses WL007 on this). Flavors are clean, fruity, chamomile and quite bitter. Lively bubbles and very dry.
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed golden wit with a thin white head. In aroma, a rather chalky wit with orange and herbs, so-so. In mouth, a weird concoction with loads of orange blossom hoen, chamomile, a bit light but nice in the end. On tap at Oregon Brewer’s Fest, July 31 2011.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 [Updated rating #s from tap. CO2 issue fixed. A flawlessly rendered beer.] 22oz bottle, purchased at Ale Industries. Really dug this at the tasting room and grabbed a couple bottles. Pour isn’t particularly exciting, and seems just a touch undercarbonated; not putting out a ton of head formation; cloudy orange color; small, fine-bubbled off-white head that soon fades; solid lacing from what’s left. The aroma on this is just wonderful: tangerine notes, some very light coriander spicing, and a creamy chamomile note that’s just beautifully rendered: soft, floral, no sort of rough tannins showing up anywhere from the tea addition. Medium body; medium (or slightly less) CO2 is really the only negative in the presentation, it seems, and I remember it being more carbonated on tap. Very creamy witbier, with that chamomile note playing out nicely with accompaniments of juicy orange and (again) relatively quiet coriander notes; no sharp edges here, and a pleasant husky wheatiness emerges from the core; hugely drinkable, flawless aside from the modest CO2; a nice twist on traditional witbiers. Medium-lengthy, toasty wheat finish, with some of that softly bitter orange peel and spicing showing at the far end.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a pleasant surprise. This one poured light yellow with a nice white head. The aroma is spicy with orange, coriander, and tea leaves. The flavor is really spectacular with some tea, spices, orange, some bready malts before a pleasant finish. Very tasty and complex for the style. I’m really digging the vibe from these guys and looking forward to more releases in the future.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, labeled “Orange Shush”) Pours a lightly hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, chamomile, cinnamon, and orange. Flavor of cinnamon, chamomile, wheat, coriander, and caramel.
Cavie (3745) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Labeled as the aliased new name, Orange Shush. Pours slightly hazy with a golden light color. Big foamy head. Aroma is orange Hall’s cough drops, sweet with lots of orange zest. Flavor is powder, cinnamon, orange flakes, decorative soap and potpourri. Very spiced. Maybe too spicy.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Revolution poured a hazy yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromasof wheat, honey, orange zest and light coriander. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of honey, wheat, orange zest and light coriander with a smooth lingering honey finish.