pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Straw-colored and clear with no head. There’s a bit of orange rind and coriander along with dough in the nose. The palate is light and slick and not overly carbonated. There’s a little bit of orange rind bitterness in the taste balanced by the sweetness of the malt. Dry finish. Overall, I found it bland and barely tolerable.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty standard beer that tastes somewhat crisp despite the name and it’s nasty cloudy look. I got wheat, muddled citrus/orange, smokey dirty earthy tones, and lots of malt. Decent enough beer of a pretty standard style.
Lowe1983 (1369) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lighter amber color with a thick, white head. Aroma is banana, wheat, slight coriander, and some lemon. Flavor is the same with plenty of carbonation. A very standard blonde, with nothing that stands out.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Golden with no head. Aroma is orange, wheat, and earthiness. Flavor is similar with some other fruits also and coriander. Body is crisp and dry lasting.
hayduke (3561) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This 12 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone, and it is apparent this came from the same six pack as his. When I pried off the cap a huge gusher erupted, and half the beer spilled out onto the table. What was left poured a huge head into the lass (in fact head is all there was to start) slowly settling into a cloudy yellow with moderate lacing The nose is citrus and fruit. The mouthfeel is fizzy and the body medium. The flavor is like the aroma with citrus and fruit. The finish is dry and slightly sour. I am not sure what happens to make a beer explode like this. Atwater appears to have some quality control problems.
bubbleflubber (1919) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden into the glass, without a real retentive head nor lacing. The bouquet is of earthen grains. The flavors have some young cherries, yeast hints, grains and some macro corn notes in the background. The finish is a bit of plastic, hay and sourwood. The texture is thin, along with a watery mouthfeel. No real substance to this, but interesting enough to try a new offering to rate.
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a quickly disapating white head. Aromas of wheat, coriander and light orange zest. Palate was light b odied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, coriander and orange zest with a crisp dry lingering coriander finish.
Strykzone (5350) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An atomic head erupts from the glass during the pour. It is almost white with shave cream look. Retention is strong. The beer is golden and quite cloudy. Nose is crisp with fruit. Flavor is also crisp and mildly tart. Light orange flavor that grew as the beer warmed. A nice sessionable beer.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Large and pillowy white head atop lightly hazed pale straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orangei/lemon, some coriander, light wheat. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, light coriander, orange. Light body, fairly easy drinking.
gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Atwater did a really good job of capturing the "Blue Moon w/orange" flavor in this beer. Very smooth and drinkable with tones of coriander and orange peel. Exactly what i had expected.