cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
<b>On tap @ Papago</b> - Pours a clear light golden color with a small white head. Light lacing. Aroma is oranges. What else? Flavor is cream oranges with a hint of vanilla. A smooth, light to medium body beer. This beer was a pleasant suprise. A must try when in the Valley of the Sun.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Papago. Pours a golden wheat color with a fluffy head. Nice creamsicle aroma, with a touch of grain and zest. Flavor is the same. Seriously easy drinking and delicious!
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 All of the creamsicle descriptions are perfectly accurate. This beer has an interesting flavor and is certainly aromatic, yet the recipe seems to have changed and resulted in a diet version of how I remember it. Way too high in water content and fairly one-note. Good on a hot day, but starting to approach novelty status.
DenverLogan (751) - 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 (1474) - 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. I’ve 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. I’m sure a blind tasting would show that these aren’t 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 (5109) - 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 (1063) - 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" isn’t 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 hadn’t felt like I was drinking a girly drink.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über 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 beer’s 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, doesn’t really matter)
unclemattie (4034) - 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.