GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can someone explain to me how this is a fruit beer? I mean, mandarin in the name, check. Mandarin tree on the bottle, check. Mandarin in the nose? Mandarin in the nose? Hello? Zippo. OK. Mandarin in the flavor? Zip there too. What aroma I did find was a pretty below average attempt at a hefeweizen, light apricots and light wheat aroma. Appearance was hazy, orangish/yellow with minimal head and barely any conditioning to speak of. Mouthfeel was light, but flat. Flavors weren’t much to speak of either, and again, I couldn’t get any orange. I could get malt, some grains and that’s about it. Overall it was wet and cool but I was really hoping for more. Pretty much a let down.
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An unclear orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of mandarin, while the flavor is sweet and very carbonated with notes of wheat and mandarin. Reminds me of a mandarin sodapop, both because of the flavor and the high carbonisation level.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a hazy pilsener golden with basically no head. Lightly fruity aroma. Light-bodied - almost watery. Distinct mandarin aroma albeit rather artificial. Dry finish. More extraordinary than really well made. 200606
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Sumdog. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a cap of looser white head... some sediment in there. Nose was pleasant with wheat and candied oranges. Flavor was not as pleasant... suffering from a sharp zesty orange presence that was just too much... sour wheat notes find the fringes of the palate. Lower carbonation with a sticky artificial orange and lime finish. Didn’t work out so well.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange color- decent head – nose orange/mandarin zest, yeast and candy – bitter orange, acidic and lime taste – light sparkly body- aftertaste nice and easy
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy copper color with a white head and some floaties. Candied orange aroma. Thin, VERY thin mouth feel with more of the candied orange in the flavor as well. A very easy drinking (read: Bland) beer. There’s a bit of an orange cough drop quality to it as well.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold bodied with a short-lived head. The aroma is sweet Mandarin oranges and garden flowers. The oranges become almost syrupy sweet in the flavor, although the wheat finally shows up in the background. I can’t think of a time when I would want to drink this again.
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stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one is pretty good. I like the mandarin flavor, it compliments the miniscule amount of yeast very well, or is it intended to mask the miniscule amount of yeast? Drank cold on a hot day, should’ve eaten an orange.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2006
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy orange with no head. My daughter said "is that beer or or piss?" so it’s hard to argue with the previous reviewer’s comment on appearance. Thin and watery in the mouth. Nose is amusing ... sweet orange more than anything else. The taste was an odd combination of sour and sweet artificial orange. Pretty uninteresint stuff.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a stale urine-amber. lots of carbs at first, but head dissipates very quickly. aroma of citrus and hops. taste is a bit dissappointing. was expecting more of the yeast that usually accompanies hefe beers. leaves a kind of yucky "mandarin’ taste on the palate. Might be better on a hot day, but im pretty sure id rather just eat an orange.