DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Their best seller...not real big but for a tasty session beer this hits the spot...a touch of orange, zesty, nice carbonation, wheat, slight banana, vanilla, creamy, cream soda...tasty.
bleeng (1458) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap 1/24/08. This must be one of the "tempermental" kegs AJM mentioned below. Iíve had this beer in the past and it was an excellent fruit/lambic style beer. This batch was not even in the same ballpark as the previous batches. Iím sure a blind tasting would show that these arenít even the same beers. This keg should have been trashed. Make sure you get a sample before you buy a full pint. Hopefully next batch reaches "back, back, back in time".
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Papago Brewing Company tavern in Phoenix, AZ. Pours a hazy golden pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head that dissipates clean. Aroma of light wheat bready malt, some flowery hops and a distinct character of a creamy orange dreamsickle. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of wheat, some yeast and a orange cream soda character. Finish is semi-sweet, smooth, creamy with a orange dreamsickle aftertaste.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2008 When this beer is on, there is little to stop it; but man are these kegs ever temperamental. Only in the last month has this been sold to other taps in the state, and the result was a quick sellout. The word "bouquet" isnít used very often on beer, but this absolutely has one. The oranges show up primarily at the finish, following a light-to-vanilla cream mid-palette to produce an absolute spot-on Creamiscle aftertaste. An absolute must when I am back in the PHX.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was very impressed with this one, just like drinking an orange deamsicle. Very unique, very nice dessert beer. Probably would have rated it higher if I hadnít felt like I was drinking a girly drink.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mandarin hefe on tap @ papago. this beerís made for the desert. smells like an orange dreamsicle, tastes like...a beer flavored orange dreamsicle. orange flavors with vanilla,white pepper and soap. i could definately drink lots of this stuff pool side in the dead of summer (or the winter, doesnít really matter)
unclemattie (3902) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Papago Brewing Company w/ MNovak. served in a tall wiezen glass with an orange. light refreshing, yellow color. aroma of citrus. flavors of chocolate and kiddie cereal.
MNovak (32) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 Draft at papago with unclemattie. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of wheat, oranges, and cream. Tastes creamy and sweet with lots of orange and vanilla. Creamsickle, just like the description says. A pleasant refreshing treat.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft at papago: poured hazy yellow orange. nice nose of citrus wheat and oranges. slight baby aspirin feel on the mouth with a billowy smooth character. tingly on the soft palate. easy to drink nice for hot climate.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Papago 8/16/06: Pours to a slightly cloudy orange-yellow body with a medium, frothy, white head. The aroma shows off some pleasant fresh orange, sweet yeast, and very mild pale grains. Taste is sweet orange infused hefeweizen in a nutshell. It heavily featured the orange flavor, but I didnít feel overwhelmed by sweetness or feel like it was syrupy. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated, finishes with some orange and wheat flavors.