ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 3/1/13
Aroma: The aroma is citrus/orange zest, some wheat, and plenty of coriander/spice
Appearance: It pours a hazy gold-orange color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: Tastes much the same, lots of orange and other citrus with plenty of spice and some wheat
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has average-plus carbonation, and a lasting, tingly finish
This is a pretty solid one. It is nothing special, but it feels fairly on style, and is sessionable and enjoyable enough. It probably goes without saying, but Iíd be significantly happier to see this one on a menu then a Blue Moon.
obguthr (4078) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemon lime and coriander nose. Hazy golden, medium head. Fizzy . Stale malt and unmalted barley flavor, wheat bread crust, lemon, coriander. Spicier and fruitier than Shock Top, maltier than Blue Moon, eerily similar quality though. I have defended Boston Beerís craft brewery status for years against those who suggest they should no longer be considered craft. Despite itís size, Boston Beer has continued to make quality beer in a variety of interesting styles. This beer, however, makes me at least consider if they havenít sold out.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold with a tall, white head.
Zesty orange-lemon aroma.
Taste is spiced wheat, orange.
Crisp, strongly fruit-sweet.
Pleasant, but nothing special.
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus/orange, spices and fruit. The flavor is spices, citrus, wheat and a tangy/mildly tart finish. Best Sam Adams Witbier.
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with an average sized white head. Aroma is of orange, lemon, yeast wheat. Taste is of orange tang, tangerine, wheat, coriander, oranges, with a lingering tangerine finish.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazed straw yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is faint and floral with coriander, lemon and toasted malt. Taste is sweet and spicy with citrus, lemon peel, pale malt and grains.
burg326 (3880) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured a golden color with aromas of light orange, orange peel, corriander and a touch if banana. Flavirs follow suit with a touch if spice thrown in. A nice witbeer overall, would easily drink again and again.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium creamy white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is orange peel and grain. Thin mouthfeel with strong citrus and light body with crisp finish. Easy to drink, very good refreshing wit.
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Is it just me? or is sam adams actually getting markedly better at their special releases? Clearish golden pour with decent ring of white head. Nose is a little muddled, mainly orange peel. Flavor is more of a blend of coriander, and orange, and even a little banana hint. Spiciness is hiding in the background. Very smooth and big chewy creamy body. Iíd pick this over a blue moon, but not over an authentic belgian witbeir. tasty though.
nearbeer (3842) - 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 thatís over the top. Near-medium body is balanced, with medium carbonation and finishes acidic-dry.