jeremyh70 (351) - Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy golden yellow color with two fingers of head and decent lacing. Aroma is predominately wheat and malt with orange zest. Taste is also wheat forward with a slight tartness and sweetness followed by citrus. Mouthfeel is light/medium with medium carbonation and finishes semi dry. More American wheat than witbier but is drinkable and has a decent flavor profile.
EtTuCthulhu (396) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma smells like floral hops, grapefruit, and a hint dry wheat, and the appearance is a hazy straw color with a large pillowy head that stays around for a little bit. The taste is mildly bitter, mildly sweet, and a touch sour; also the mouthfeel combines a medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture, and a slightly bitter finish.
adnielsen (6187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Not to be too picky, but the label on the bottle was crooked and it seemed to be poured awfully high. Anyhow, it pours a hazy orange appearance with a somewhat small, off-white head. Kind of chewy malty, lightly spicy, a bit zesty, lemon citrusy aroma. Light cardboard, lemon/grapefruit citrusy, dull bready flavor thatís well carbonated. Really not a whole lot going on. Bleh.
AlanRyker (44) - - SEP 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís funny that a beer made with some grapefruit zest tastes less grapefruity than IPAs with certain citrus-y hops. Still, I liked the bit of grapefruit bitterness. Sandy is crisp, very carbonated, and easy to drink. But I didnít know it was supposed to be a belgian white! The bitterness overwhelms the subtle floral and coriander flavors I usually associate with a Belgian white. Honestly, Iíd rather have either a tradition BW or IPA, but Sandy isnít a bad beer. Good try.
thefederalist (275) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a smoky golden with a small puffy white head. Dual aroma of musty witbier and fresh hops. Flavor is slightly sour, moderately bitter. Very dry. Finish is long and bitter. I like the idea of a hoppy witbier, but I think there is a reason itís not a style to its own. The hops are just unbalanced. The body and mouthfeel are thin and refreshing, but the bitterness is just a little too much for the backbone of the beer. And also the funky aromas I like so much about belgian beers are also a little overwhelmed. I like this one more and more as I drink it, but overall itís just a little unbalanced. Well made, though. No off flavors. A fine summer beer.
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes of paper, wheat, grass, dirt with a hint of citrus fruit. Light yellow with little head and cloudy. Gift from Nick.
JoeinEscazķ (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very zesty, smoothly bitter, hazy gold ale with plenty of citrus and floral hop aroma and flavor. Easy to drink, refreshing, and with a useful abv. I want to forcefully Corleone-style mouth-kiss them for leaving out the coriander. Similar to others Motherís beers it strikes as a touch overcarbonated, but I can deal with that.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, thanks to mora2000, hazy golden yellow with lemony citric aromas , flavor of floral notes with lemon and honey, papery finish
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to mora2000) clear medium gold, thin head of white bubbles. Nose of grapefruit zest, spicy, rye, Belgian yeast, coriander, candied citrus. Taste of grapefruit but not bitter, clean, pepper, coriander, easy drinking and well carbonated palate finish.
berrya785 (395) - Kansas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is yeast, wheat, and citrus. Taste is wheat, citrus, and hops. Pretty good.