jhp40219 (350) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange with a two finger white head that fades into a ring of bubbles after a minute or so leaving a slight amount of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and biscuits with a bit of hops in the background. Taste is dulled down citrus (orange and tangerine), biscuits, malts and a hint of hops. This would certainly benefit from a boost in the citrus flavor. I hate to say it, but I would recommend adding a slice of orange to the glass when drinking. Abrupt finish with a very slight malt aftertaste. Thin palate but a decent body and average carbonation. Not bad, but not great either. Certainly not an exemplary white ale, but blows the macro Blue Moon types out of the water.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy gold, foamy white head. Aroma is orange, coriander, yeast. Taste is orange and wheat, sweet, light yeast, great body and texture.
chefrpalo (6) - Granite City, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keep passing this up in the grocery store but it keeps calling me back. This is a smooth yet slightly hoppy ale with hints of orange in the finish. Only available in the STL metro area in a variety pack. This would be a good beer to drink with grilled fish glazed in a citrus marinade/tropical fruit salsa and cilantro.
rocbyter (1926) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate coriander and maybe allspice aroma. Hazy yellow color with a small white head. Sweet beginning that fades in the finish. Palate is thick in the end.
radio_nowhere (1018) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
My last new bottle to try in the 2012 spring variety pack. Poured into pint glass a hazy orange-tinged golden color with white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and citrus spices. Taste is much the same adding coriander and other spices. Light body, moderate carbonation, yeasty sweet finish. Refreshing and easy drinking.
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Has a warm and wheaty taste and aroma. Smooth and mellow overall, but a bit boring. I swear I’d assume it would’ve had a higher score. Solid brew, can’t hardly taste any yeast but it’s there. Good spring ale. 5.5% alcohol.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a hazy golden orange with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that receded slowly, down to a medium cap which lasted throughout and produced fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a grain malt, light floral hops and a moldy yeast with notes of citrus (orange peel and tangerine), banana and coriander.
The taste was lightly sweet and rather yeasty with a touch of tangerine from the beginning, becoming a tad spicy with a hint of banana and a mild citrus peel bitterness towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a spicy yeast taste fading quickly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this brew was OK in taste and drinkability, but nothing overly special... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
MarkSachon (698) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from the Spring Thaw sampler case. As whites go this one could compete with some of the top contenders from Belgium. Impressed with the crisp and citrusy tastes and the clean finish.
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright, hazy golden-orange with a small white head. Aroma of oranges, bread, and spice. Taste is yeasty and fruity and a little sweet. Light-medium bodied. Refreshing. Not bad.
osu97gp (667) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy straw color with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of yeast, light citrus and some coriander. Flavor of citrus, spices, and wheat. Very similar to blue moon.