FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 I think this beer would be rated higher if people did not know it was a Coors product. That said, there are a number of wit beers out there that are better.I have had this beer a number of times both draft and bottle. The draft is a bit better but this rating is for the bottle. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a tan - orange color with a small white head that quickly fades. The aroma is sweet, tangy and has a hint of orange. The flavor is relatively light with hints of citrus and spice. Pretty pleasant despite being the wrong color. A decent beer especially in placed that do not have much in the way of good beer.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium white head atop a cloudy yellow brew. Citrus-spice aromas. Good, smooth mouthfeel and citrusy flavor. Has the distinctness of a wheat beer without the yeasty bread overtones of an in-bottle fermentation.
-Had on tap-
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a small white head with a pineapple juice like body. Had a citris and spiced aroma. The flavor was orangey, spicy, light hint of hops, little to no malty flavor. The texture is very bubbley, and slightly watery. Not my favorite, but interesting enough to get a good rating because it never gets old.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much a smell to this, for a belgian style, or a wheat ale, let alone both. Decent look to it, but nothing exciting either. Flavor was a tad on the sweet side, with not much wheat to it. Palate just wasnt to my liking either, it was nice, but it sure could use a little kick to it.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy orange with creamy white head.
Smells okay with some fruity, spicy notes.
The taste is sweet and mild but really lacks depth. Supposedly modeled after Hoegardenn but falls very flat.
The mouthfeel is smooth but thin and its drinkability is hurt by the fact that it is uninteresting.
note: A year and a half ago I would have said this is one of the best beers ever, but what did I know then, nothing. However this beer showed me then that there were more out there than AB, Miller, and Coors (I found out later that coors made this). So I think this is the one that helped me bridge the gap from nothing to something. Although I'll admit I wasn't old enough to be drinking it and shouldn't have known better.
side note: I'm now a bartender and wonder what the fascination with the orange slice in this beer is. I know it makes it cool but...nevermind
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very citrusy nose from the head, all the way down. The beer is appropriately cloudy and light colored. It's a lot sweeter than many beers - not a malty sweet, though. It tastes almost like a cross between a beer and an orangey cider. Being a big cider fan, I like this a lot, but as a beer, it is definitely a little off drom the norm. What wheaty malt taste there is hangs around on the tongue for several minutes after drinking. The hops don't seem to get more pronounced as you get to the warmer beer on the bottom of the glass or bottle.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good looking cloudy pale orange color with small white head. sweet aroma candy and malt with some bananna and grape coming out. nice smooth wheaty body with definite bananna coming through...very decent for a macro.
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice orange colored pour. Fluffy white head which quickly recedes to a film. Active carbonation. Currently dealing with spring allergies, so no real aroma to me. Taste is rather citrusy (no twist)... orange predominantly, some spice, bananna hints, pleasant wheat on the palette. Crisp, smooth finish. Not too bad at all. This is pretty cheap over here in Atlanta... I can see myself going through a few of these these summer. Extra point or two for Coors actually making something good.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, with and without a twist of orange. Cloudy yellow color with a billowy white head that settles quickly. Slightly spicy, wheaty aroma. Mild citrus dominated flavor - very sweet and fruity with the addition of the orange twist. Light body and easy carbonation. Is this a macro??? Not too bad.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than I expected. Moderately sweet with a bit of spicyness. I hate to say it, but putting an orange in it makes it a lot better.