Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this as a sample from the distributor... Iím going to make this short and say I wasnít expecting much... something like BLL but with oranges and spices. Iím kind a pleasantly surprised. It actually looks interesting in the glass and hazy, unfiltered orangish amber, carries an intense head, but settles down quickly, but not as quickly as the regular AB lineup... I detect no lacing on the glass. The beer wins on color alone. Aromas have subtle orange, cinnamon and coriander... I donít detect wheat yet, until the beer warms up a little later, then you can detect some of that classic rotten Bud backbone... but if you drink it fast enough, and you will... you wonít notice. Easy to down and could appeal to some folks, but Iím too dedicated supporting the craft beer industry, not the big guys.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewerís Festival. Hazy golden orange, whitish head. Aroma is spicy, orange, citrus. Taste is the same light spice notes, orange, thin, watery.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I got this as a sample bottle from a distributor (perks of the business). This beer is super light and this simply must be a lame marketing scheme, much like BL Lime. It pours vaguely cloudy with a decent head, but it basically tastes like Bud Light with vague, vague hints of citrus in the finish. Itís not bad, but itís not nearly what theyíre saying.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at the Music City Brewers Festival. Pours a hazy yellow with a ring of white head. Fairly sweet, orange, coriander, and white pepper. Iím thinking this should probably be a belgian wit. Fairly typical american macro attempt at crafting a good beer, but I did prefer this over blue moon actually.