thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle: pours pretty golden with small white head. aroma is pretty grainy. flavor almost tastes just oike ginger ale with orange flavor added. decent if you like soda sub par if your looking for beer.
pdxmickey (33) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has its place. If you like the orange flavor and aroma it is not a bad beer to drink on a hot summer day, which I think was their intention when they made it. I am not quite as critical as others here, and will enjoy the rest of my twelve pack. :)
TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flat taste with wierd citrus-like mouth feel. Grainy and a lower than normal after taste body.
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strong artificial orange flavor in both the aroma and flavor. Also some grain and citrus. Pretty sweet beer, and not altogether enjoyable. It’s fairly drinkable I guess and it was cheap.
sandollor (48) - GERMANY - JUN 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I compare all summer ales to Sierra Nevada’s Summerfest which is probably not fare, because this one would rate far below it.
Not a bad beer, just not a terribly good beer. Little to no head with a LARGE taste of oranges. A strange beer indeed.
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light wheat aroma backed by light citrus. Some orange is noticeable as the glass approaches the lips. Orange tinted gold color with a substantive white head. Spicy. Orange peel indeed. Not quite medium bodied. A bit fizzy. The bitter comes forth lightly as the citrus oil fades - but it does not entirely fade. Damn refreshing, and quite excellent for a low price point ale. Perhaps the best of the HW litter.
ferociousgoat (8) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
To start off, this beer is not for everyone. Having said that it is a solid, though not stellar, brew. More an ale than a wheat beer, pours with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. the first impression is slightly watery with a hint of spice. Then the Orange flavour comes rushing in followed by a quick zip from the coriander. Taste lingers for a long time on the palate. Enjoy with a good steak.
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a gold color with a big white head. Citrus and spice aroma. Big time orange and lemon flavor. ever so slight hint of hops that is almost rendered invisible by the citrus. good summer brew. A
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Some wrote they ’almost always add lemon’ to their beer but didn’t need to with this one. well i can understand why, it’s got a massive ’lemon cool-aid’ flavor on attack. and i guess if that’s your thing then this is your beer. As for me no thanks. it was free and I still didn’t finish it. :(
mommacroft (1) - Central Point, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great tasting beer... I almost alwasy add lemon to my beer... and I didn’t feel I needed to with this one.... yummy