DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Hazy gold with medium white head. Aroma is sweet with banana and spice. Taste has spices, citrus. Sweet. Eh.
Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Subtle sweetness in aroma with a zesty pow of corriander and citrus. Light vanilla and bready grain.
~pours a hazy orange with small lasting creamy white head.
~Orangesicle like flavor with breadiness and corriander spice.
~medium light bodied with medium high CO2, sweet citrusy lingering spice finish.
~Enjoyable witbier. Wish I could get some vanilla in the flavor to help round it out.
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What blue moon wishes it could be... and I really enjoy blue moon! An over the top Belgian wit .. lots of citrus in the nose and taste,a bit prickly, and finishes with a bit of sweetness. Excellent new addition to Sam’s lineup
cmonster (969) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark yellow-orange with a short sparse head. Short retention and minimal lacing. Artificial lemony wit aroma and flavor. Light body, creamy texture, and a light wheat finish.
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a medium, dense white head. Aroma is spicy with lots of citrus zest, orange and grains. Taste is mostly sweet with soft lemon candy, candied orange, wheat notes yeast and light spices. Body is medium with a dense, prickly carbonation. Ends with more spices, sweet malt notes, grains, yeast and candied citrus fruit. Not bad.
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ashley. Pours a light golden yellow color with a gentle foamy head. Aroma is nice. Big citrus aroma with pepper and slight funk. Flavor is also big citrus with some tang on the finish. Good.
CharmCityCrab (149) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unfiltered taste with a hint of the texture of the kind of orange juice you can buy with the bits still in or a dash of pepper, with the sweet taste of wheat, orange, tangerine, with smooth light tasting malt. Belgian Whit a notch above the "macro" whit brands (Blue Moon, Shock Top) with more flavor and no adjunct lager back end taste. Still, made to go down nice and easy, very thirst quenching.
Some speculation was that this was going to simply be a repackaging of the Sam Adams White Ale from years past, but the tangerine notes mean it isn’t- plus it seems bit less full bodied and spice mix is a bit different. Still, these are kissing cousins- similar in many respects in terms of the taste and ingredients used, plus I would suspect the same yeast. If you like that, you’ll probably like this. The tangerine at the same time makes it interesting to have as part of the mix pack, but less of a draw as a potential 6er- something that’s a fun thing to have in there to try, but I think one would get sick of fast. Labeling and name isn’t bad- a lot less bland than "White Ale", but not overdone or obnoxious, keeping it classy.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light hazy yellowish orange color. Smells and tastes a bit of lemon peel. Maybe some grapefruit in the flavor as well. Okay beer. Could use some more wheat!
Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bad label, foggy pear gold brew, thin bubbly head. Danish pastry aroma, yeasty, orange, lightly sweet; has a doggy tone at times. Wow, I really like this. There’s a definite black pepper tone to the beer, and it leans towards being savory. Like pepper on a jammy biscuit; tangy, lightly sweet, honey tones. Biscuity on the lips. Lightish body, crisp. Publix, I-10.
EithCubes (4833) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh bottle by JUN 2013. Nose of lemon cleaner with something short of coriander soup, sweet and tangy. Pours hazy yellow with a smooth white head. Taste is sweet, some powdery lemon cleanser, stripping bready-yeasty character to finish. Malt is not very diverse but it’s not expected to be, does its job of support and gets out of the way, of course no hops or bitterness here. Always makes me happy to see Sammy’s commitment to grains of paradise, though they’re not very evident here. Smooth, slightly slick medium-full body.