Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a hazy, straw-orange body with a lasting ring of beige head. Aromas of yeast, zest, clove. Flavors of yeast, malt, zest, hint of clove. Thin and fading palate. I have to admit I was surprised by this beer.
zach8270 (3209) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is mild and wheaty with some light hints of coriander. Couldn’t really get the orange though. Flavor is very watery with very light hints of dry wheat, coriander, and some orange. Flavors disappear quickly and leave only a dry wheat flavor.
patrick767 (3394) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle mistakenly sold to me at a bar (they realized too late that it was the only bottle they had, a sample for the staff to try, and it ended up being free as it wasn’t in the system yet) - Pours hazy orange-gold with a small head. I can definitely smell the citrus and coriander. The flavor is full of citrus with grapefruit and orange in there and some of that coriander is noticeable too, but where is the wheat and malt backbone? That part is too weak and the result is a thin, light bodied brew overpowered by the additives. Why? A-B has the money and hires some highly skilled brewmasters, but the product is almost always quite lacking. It’s definitely better than the regular Bud Light if that counts for something. For mass market wheat beers, you’re much better off with Blue Moon though.
halfonit (1129) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from rep. Thanks for this new type from AB. Has a hazy golden color. Aroma is of wheat, orange peels, malts, with some hops in the background. Taste has a malt, wheat, and citrus taste. Pretty clean and crisp. Aftertaste leaves a light citrus taste in my mouth. For an AB product, it’s actually better than I expected. Maybe their new Belgium owners are putting a little influence in their new batches. Maybe.
StefanSD (2014) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 22, 2009
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 2 oz sample courtesy of Freddy at Bev4less. Cardboard aroma. Fizzy water with saccharine taste. Watery palate. Overall: A total waste of time, Bud reaffirms their company philosophy of avoiding bold flavors in pursuit of optimum blandness.
JMerritt (1744) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled at 2009 Bruegala. Yellowed amber in color with an average-sized white head, mostly diminishing. Rather hazy - looks pretty good for a wheat, actually. Aroma, however, is very light: cookie and weak flowery orange blossom. Light yeast flavor with *very* light orange notes. Slightly grainy aftertaste is almost immediately gone. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Recipe: 1/2 bottle of Blue Moon + 1/2 bottle of Bud Light.
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bruegala 2009 sampling - Pours a cloudy yellow with light cloudy yeast particles and a very small white head. Aroma is very light with a cookie, bready and grainy malt note with a light flowery coriander note. Flavor has an light orange drink (not orange juice, think orange Kool-aid), low spicy note and an overall non-distinct flavor. Body is light, thin and very highly carbonated. Looks like AB is trying to compete with Blue Moon with this one but cant quite hit the quality of BM but it is a bit better than BL by itself. Props to them for trying something different.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a somewhat orange color similar to blue moon with a nice medium head. Aroma of some light hops, wheat, and some citrus. Taste is somewhat similar to bluemoon in that it tasted fake. I tasted like flavoring was added. But all in all i would say it wasnt terrible.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
9/5/09 from 12oz bottle. Aroma has a suprisingly strong wheat character, which is doughy sweet/sour and has a light citrus spice background. Appearance is hazy gold with a moderate maintained white head. Flavor is very light with wheat malt even with pils strength and very low bittering without any spice character. Mouthfeel is low bodied with a relatively low carb texture. Overall, quite drinkable, and not bad, but could use a bit more spice.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Received an early release of this wheat ale. From 12-oz bottle pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of golden grain malt some grassy hops, a touch of orange zest and corn. taste is light bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, some orange zest and coriander. Flavor is where the coriander is more noticeable but it is still a diet beer caliber beer. Finish is watery, with a fast disappearing coriander aftertaste.