Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this is very bland along with the other New Belgium beers I’ve had.
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definetely not my favorite from
New Belgium. Smells like cologne.
More of a hop flavor than anything else.
Am concerned that my bottle might
be a bit long in the tooth.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting orange color, mild hops -there’s nothing more I can say b/c I am still shaking my head over my husband’s rating below. I had no thoughts of Charlie Brown when drinking this beer, but now that’s all I can picture. Thanks Dogbrick.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 As someone said before this is a small beer that does have a lot of flavor. However, it does not seem to back any of this flavor up. Lingering is not a quality of this beer. The sensation is quickly whisped away by the wind.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour. Sort of citrusy and light at first. A little bit like a wit, but it’s not as fruity and has a good dose of hops at the finish. Not one of New Belgium’s better offerings.
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to PhillyBeer2112 for this one. I couldn’t help thinking of poor Charlie Brown when I saw the kite on the label. If only Charlie could kick back with a good brew after a loss to the kite-eating tree. He could enjoy the appealing orange color with a thin white head and decent lacing of a brew like this. He would enjoy the pleasant hops aroma. He would have surely been mildly surprised by the subdued hops flavor with a nice wheaty counterbalance. Ah Charlie Brown, forever doomed to lemonade.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
surprising hop notes in the aroma, slight hops throughout hit the back of the throat, very interesting
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good combination of hops and barley flavors.
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
excellent lacing with this beer. clear golden color, very clean hoppy aroma with a fruity mildy hoppy flavor...quite an interesting experience.
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great beer from New Belgium. Not entirely unlike Sunshine Wheat by same brewery. Very light, very crisp and tangy, very refreshing. Has a nice orange color, slightly spicy aroma, flavor hints at graprfruit zest, orange zest, and coriander. Thin, but not too much so. Thin head, lace stays on top fpr some time. Once again, New Belgium delivers a winner.