JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden, slightly hazy with a medium fluffy white head. Coriander, orange peel, musty yeast, banana aroma. Lightly yeasty flavor with some lemon peel, wet grains, and white pepper. Moderate-to-high carbonation that works well for this particular brew. Surprisingly good!
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spicy yeast aroma reminiscent of Hoegarrden. Pours a golden yellow, carbonated, weak head. Fruity flavours similar to a hefe. Palate is a little thicker than expected. Weak finish. Give me a good reason to pay premium for this.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 I’m really kicking myself for waiting so long to try this beer. From a 12-oz. bottle, it pours a slightly cloudy pale straw color with a large, long-lasting white head. Noticeable clove and spice in the aroma. Initial taste is moderately malty with a quick dose of clove and coriander. Very slight orange peel taste in the background. Light and effervescent mouthfeel. Very good summer beer and for my tastes, much better than Blue Moon. Low purchase price is a real bonus.
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy, very pale with a stark white foam. Nice spicy aroma. Well flavored -- definite corriander. Well done and to style, if maybe a bit Americanized with more carbonation and head. Good.
twindadplus2 (602) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured medium yellow with some haze (though not as much as I expected) and a big fizzy head that actually hung around for a while. Aroma is lemon grass with some cloves and a peppery hit of wheat. Peppery, acidic wheat flavor with a bit of clove. Mouth feel is thin and tingly. Not bad but I really had a hard time picking out the orange peel, coriander or anything else but the wheat.
shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Banana, bubblegum and cloves aroma. Light golden yellow with light cloudiness and little head. Slightly sweet clove, banana, and orange flavors. Very good - stands up to the best Belgian witbiers.
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light hazy color. Pilsner style nose with a hint of lemon. White peppper, semi-bitter, kind of sour taste. Sub-par product with a dressed-up macro style trying to be a craft beer.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 Bottle:
Orange peel, flowers and vanillla aromas.
It pours a nice hazy golden color with pretty nice lacing, but no head.
Has a malty front, thin backed taste.
No particular flavor is overly noticable although bannana and clove.
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was expecting more from this beer. pretty bland all around. Poured a rather clean yellow with some sediment. Not much in the way of fizz, but there was a slight head throughout. This beer shouldnt be this acidic. Not much in the way of orange, but the clove was overbearing. It did have an interesting bite to it, but the metallic aftertaste left things to be desired. It was only 5.99 for a sixer, so not a bad brew for the price I suppose.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesty of Jason. i was floored to see sediment in the bottle, that’s not something I expect out of this brewery. Clear, very pale yellow body under a thin white head. Cookie malt aroma with spicy green hops/coriander. The orange peel comes in w/ the sweet malt. Dissapointing flavor; it has a macroish quality: pale malt, grain husk, green macroish hops and coriander finishing with orange peel. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. I think the hops really kill this beer for me, it’s like they used the same ones as for their regular lager.