unclemattie (4131) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, Spring Thaw Variety Pack, 2013, mixed 12pk. Hazy yellow, thin white ring. Aroma of fruity coriander. Nose of apricots. Flat taste. Flavors of wheat malt, coriander, froot loops cereal. Finishes with a dry wheat character. (3588)
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sam Adams has been doing some stuff I like recently. Unfortunately this did not live up to what I’ve been seeing from them recently. This pours hazy orange with an off-white head. The aroma has orange, powder, ginger, smoothness from wheat and cream. It has a medium body with a mushy feel to it and a decent amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with a powdery mix of spice and nothing standing out - it all seems quite muddled. There is also mushy malt and an odd cream quality. The finish adds a cough syrup aspect that leads to a fakeness taste. There’s lots of interesting ingredients here and it is a style I like a lot, but this one doesn’t do it for me.
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. cloudy gold color, thin white head. spice, coriander aroma. spice dry taste, little bit of orange.
PhatB420 (615) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz into a pint on a windy Sunday. A classic belgian orange take here. Spices of the typical citrus nature are in full effect, the color is a glowing type of orange and its an easy and refreshing drinker. Enjoyable, direct and a crowd pleaser here. Its a bit above a shock top really and thats b/c its Sam. Seems more of a summer brew than spring, but whatever. Its alright.
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Citrusy, knocked on the head with coriander, cloyingly sweet, barely biting. This is one of Sam Adams’ worst offerings. Please go away forever so awful bad and no.
leo2x4us (65) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is a golden cloudy beer with a 2cm head. Tast is lightly bitter with citrius flavors with oranges and hints of lemon. Sweetness is light.
nearbeer (3613) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. Hazy topaz with a large head that settles to a lasting disc. Aroma is citric acid, coriander, yeasty bread dough and crackers. Taste is way too much citrus peel for me, with some faint spicy bread showing in the aftertaste. It seems to be the tangerine peel that’s over the top. Near-medium body is balanced, with medium carbonation and finishes acidic-dry.
thornecb (4311) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow into a shaker. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel and lemon aromas. Soft with coriander and wheat.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from spring variety pack. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head that laces well. Nose is coriandery spice, lemongrassy hops, lime. Tastes rich, complex, with a pale malt and spicy flavor upfront and the lemon/lime kickiing in a fraction of a second later. Smooth and crisp, the only negative is that this one, like many other BBC beers, has that slight preservative twinge at the culmination that muddles things up a bit.
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy yellow/orange with a short-lives bright white head. Sharp citrus aromas with a subtle yeastiness and what I suppose is birds of paradise. Subtle malty sweetness with hints of hops and wheat. Light body, lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and a clean finish.