JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average head, orange-yellow in color. Light hop aroma. I can taste the leaves in the favor, which is interesting, I can’t taste much in the way of hops. Clean finish with no after taste.
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hoppy nose to it. Good orange color, with an average head. Nice finish.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2004 I liked the fruity flavor and the disappearing aftertaste. Tastes like autumn and family gatherings.
Nastrass (58) - Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best NB has to offer. Nice orange color. Nice fruity, hoppy flavor.
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 (1417) - 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 (7959) - 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.