TURDFERGUSON (4010) - 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 "mandariní taste on the palate. Might be better on a hot day, but im pretty sure id rather just eat an orange.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Its a shame to see a micro go out of business. But its cool you stil come across some bottles every now and then. Pour a clody orange colour with very small head. Nose is citrus and mild floral hops, however it dissapears as qucik as the head. Taste is somewhat mild carbed juice/soda. This stuff would be more refhresing frozen and served on the beach. Citric, artificial mandarin orange flavour. I would agree that it would need more yeast and carb. eh.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aromas of orange, bread, and orange. Flavor is to fruity for me, all I could taste was the orange. Not very good at all.
asheft (2680) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy goldenrod with a white cover. Mandarin is obvious in the sweet aroma with malt and some American hops varieties. Not too sweet flavour with a way subtler mandarin character than aroma that mingles interestingly with the hops flavours. Needs more yeast character. Medium body, low carbonation (too low for style), almost clean finish.
newtrip (54) - USA - DEC 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured with medium white head, bubbles are a little soapy looking. Head didnít stick around too long but did see some lacing. Nose is of Apricot and orange, and something else I canít put my finger (or nose) on. Taste is wheaty, but just a little bitter and a little hint of orange. It is quite watery though. This is not bad, but itís not good either. Very average beer. I can see a lot of chicks drinking this one though.
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a beautiful, cloudy apricot color. 1/4" head that unfortunately dissipated very quickly. Good carbonation though. Subtle orange aroma + malts. You can really recognize the orange flavor in this hefeweizen (still not sure if thatís a good thing or not). Other flavors I picked up are wheat and alcohol. Flavor is mediocre and itís light on body, but the carbonation gives it a decent mouth feel and it has a clean finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy golden color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma is orange maybe some spice in there but mostly orange.The flavor comes off as mostly heavy on the orange wheaty and just plain mild all around from what i was expecting.I guess it has itís place but itís nothing worth getting into more then once.Cheap taste and cheap feel.
pineypower (2689) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this one over the summer, finally got around to rating it. Decent aroma of orange. Very light on the pour, almost white. Extremely light body, pretty decent flavor if its cold, but once it warms up it gets a strange grassy aftertaste. Ok in the summer if you put it on ice.
TheCartel (10) - Elburn, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A delightful summer refresher. Though an entire case was covertly imported into Illinois after a vacation trip through Yakima, a junior member of the cartel was able to wrest only three bottles from the groupís poobah. The distinctive aroma of the Mandarin oranges played nicely against the spicy lemon-like flavor of an iconic Hefeweizen. This beer would be well worth another trip to Yakima.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12 oz bottle: Trader Joeís in Pacific Beach, CA) Pretty much what I expected, a very light wheat beer with mandarin flavoring. It isnít sweet, and thereís only a slight bit of tartness from the mandarin, and bitterness is kept to a minimum. Very slight wheat in the nose so the light mandarin scent is pretty apparent even though itís not a very aromatic beer overall. Light bodied, and just kind of lifeless and unstimulating mouthfeel. Medium golden body is a bit cloudy and looks still, maybe a single carbonation bubble rises every ten or so seconds. The whitish head pours small and fades fast to a tiny ring. Totally boring beer with nothing redeeming, so rest assured I wonít be drinking this beer again.