Butters (3653) - 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. I’d pick this over a blue moon, but not over an authentic belgian witbeir. tasty though.
brenn79 (1404) - Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy light orange with a white head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is coriander, orange peel, wheat, all the trademarks of the style, moderately spicy, almost like pepper. Taste is full and creamy, wheat, coriander and orange are all there, very tasty, no off notes. Body is medium, carbonation is high. Very good!
djd07 (2745) - 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.
Strykzone (4377) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. The pour was hazed golden. A white head sat on top and left a little lacing. The aroma was oranges and wheat. Flavors were those oranges with coriander, wheat, pale malts. The grains of paradise were kind of different here. They are described as a pepper replacement but that might be a stretch. Still, this was quite flavorful and a nice beer. The wheat gives crispness, mouthfeel, and complexity.
DocLock (7415) - 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.
thornecb (4090) - 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.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from spring mix pack. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is candied lemon, sweet citrus, coriander, and mild spice. Flavor follows nicely with big a big sweet lemon in the finish. Medium in body and lingering sweet citrus in the finish.
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jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-dissipating tight white-hazy yellow. A-spices-coriander, citrus zest-dried tangerine, wheat, grain. T-earthy spices-coriander, citrus zest-dried tangerine, wheat, grain, slight pepper.
Aurelius (3844) - 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.
Oscbert (961) - 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.