Darkmagus82 (2214) - - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-8-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a super hazy orange-straw like color with a two finger foamy head. The head fades fast initially but soon settles to a one half finger of somewhat dense white foam. The head then fades rather slowly, leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather strong of a sweet orange smell with some more bitter orange peel smells mixed with some lighter lemon aromas as well. Along with these smells is a little bit of a wheat smell as well as a tiny amount of grass.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth sweeter orange and wheaty taste. As the taste advances some lemon and more bitter orange peel flavors come to the tongue. With a little bit of herb coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, as well as more bitter citrus and sweet citrus as well, a rather orange citrus sweet and wheaty flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both the thinner body and the higher carbonation are very appropriate for the orange citrus and lighter abv of the brew, making it a rather easy drinking brew.
Overall – A sweeter and rather refreshing summer brew. It kind of tastes like a blend of lemonade, orange juice and beer. While not quite appropriate for winter style drinking (at least not up north) it is a decent sweet summer style refreshing brew.
kidmartinek (4446) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This looks like fresh squeezed orange juice but better. Its an awesome yellow and orange concoction, completely cloudy, pouring with a big foamy white head. It smells like a blue moon the bartender dropped all 4 slices of a freakishly large GMO orange into. It, at first, tastes just like powerful orange juice, when that malty beer finish comes in and ruins it. I wish Coors, I mean Leinenkugel, no wait..., nevermind, would have just bottled orange juice and then sold it as Leinenkugel Orange juice without the foul barley malt finish rudely interrupting your citrus experience. For some inexplicable reason I enjoy this abomination. Probably because orange juice is better than beer. Oh, come on!... like you don’t thank it for saving your life before you go to bed, over and over again.
Beerathon (1680) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m a beer geek/snob, but I like the radler/shandy style, especially in warmer weather. Love the orange twist to the typical lemonade flavor. Not too sweet and not to soda like. Well done.
beerme31 (632) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light golden color thin off-white head. Aroma was all citrus for me, primarily oranges. Taste is high sweet citrus. Light body, sweet finish. Too sugary for me but ok overall for one beer on a hot day.
slowrunner77 (9398) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"Orange gatorade/tang is definitely the main aroma and flavor component here. I was not a huge fan of their previous lemon centric efforts, but this actually sounded better. Silly me. Like Lou said, not much to redeem this except thirst quenching...but I can get a 32 oz Gatorade for less than 12 oz of this :)"
Goppl (2) - - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange Shandy is a pleasant summertime drink. I don't consider it a real beer but it has a nice flavor. It's more orange juice with alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Boomersmancave1 (130) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a fizzy white head. Smells like Tang and wheat. Taste like Tang and wheat. Not the best beer they make.
obguthr (5414) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clementine nose, bubble gum accents. Cloudy amber, thick lacy head. Dry, stale malt, artificial orange flavor, bubble gum still present. Very light body.
ajtrupp (329) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"I want a Blue Moon, but I don't buy fresh produce, so I can't add an orange slice. Wait a minute..."
- someone before buying this
That makes me sound like a beer snob, but I have to imagine it's partly true. Good summer beer/juice, though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mbgrayson (701) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange, with slight white head. Aroma of oranges. Taste like an Orange Crush beer. It’s not a great beer, but it is tasty and very drinkable. I’m in for a ’thumbs up’ on a hot day.