hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Small creamy and smooth white head that mostly diminished, fine sized bubbles, carbonated, somewhat hazy, and a straw yellow hue. The aroma was oranges. The flavor was sweet, acidic, tart, sour oranges, tangy and basically yucky. Thanks, but no thanks.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bert Grantís Mandarin Hefeweizen--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 4.20% ABV. 20 IBUís. (3.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Creamy clouded lemon orange color. Mandarin orange scented mild hop wheat spice front. Thin mild wheat body dominated by mellow smooth orange flavor. Mild citrus hop wheat end. Sampled 9/21/2003.
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite summertime beers of all time. Orange tint and mandarin orange flavor. I was sad to see this one go. Rated 7/4/04
RSRIZZO (1836) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this beer on 8/11/2004. Aroma is not that impressive, with only a faint citrus scent. Color is a hazy bright gold with very good carbonation and a thin little head. Taste is light and clean. Starting with a light body it goes down with a fizzy feel. Finish comes in with a very light malt flavor backed by a faint citrus taste and ends with a little bitter bite. Overall itís just not a Hefey. It is a refreshing summer brew but it lacks flavor, there is almost no mandarin and none of that rich sweet, yeasty flavor in a good Hefey.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a hazy golden color with a 3/4 finger thick white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is light wheat malt and citrus. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt with a tad bit of orange. Light body. A decent beer. Thanks Richard.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Beverage Resort
hazy dark yellow, whispy fine white head, light sweet orange aroma, light malt flavor with lots of orange sweetness like an oranqe soda, touch of bitterness in the finish
orange dries out after a while loosing some of the sweetness but keeping the orange flavor, an improvment, but still weird
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
BREWMUSKCLES (2087) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
it wasínt a bad beer. description says it all. orangey and not overbearing. sweetish i used to get it cheap from the defunct shop rite in leonia nj. they had some great micro brews. the beer had moderate carbonation and really was not too wheaty in consistancy.
FATBABYCHUNK (1) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I wish I knew where I could buy around town. I havnít been able to find it anywhere.
IrishBoy (3683) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Country Club Liquors; Nose of wheat and oranges; yellow-orange with a small yellowish head; flavor of whaet and light oranges, but no sweetness. Might have been really flavorful if it wasnít an old bottle I found in the back of my beerstores fridge. Night light fuit taste even if some of the esters have disappeared.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2006
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2006 The aroma has mandarin oranges and malt. The appearance is hazy gold with a thin head. The flavor is flat. I can hardly taste the citrus. It basically tastes like stale malt and lightly bitter hops. The palate is thin and almost without carbonation. I can tell the age has gotten to this beer. I wish I could have tried this when it was fresh. Now itís just lifeless....blah.