chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Nose is peaches, straw, bread. Palate is very stingy, tongue lashing, with a light felt finish. Lightly sweet with flavors of peaches, pepper, light spiciness and bread. Dry finish with just a touch of umami. Like it.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, dough, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, lively, malty after taste that is sweet, second go round with this one, which means i odo enjoy it
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, spice and grain. Flavor is sweet, lemon and orange, wheaty notes, and a little spice.
DCLawyer (1969) - 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 (1166) - 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 Samís lineup
cmonster (998) - 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 (5689) - 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 (4043) - 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 (221) - 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 isnít- 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, youíll 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 thatís a fun thing to have in there to try, but I think one would get sick of fast. Labeling and name isnít bad- a lot less bland than "White Ale", but not overdone or obnoxious, keeping it classy.