thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Question: if Anheuser-Busch has in itís repertoire the ability to rip off Hoegaarden (one of the worldís best beers and an absolute standard to judge all wheats against), why donít they stop making Budweiser and just make this all the time? Color is like Hoegaarden -- very pale yellow -- but with too little foam. Fizzy and refreshing with similar citrus/coriander/spice notes as the Belgian favorite. Slightly over-carbonated. Exceptionally enjoyable, especially with Hoegaarden hard to find due to the Anheuser/InBev supply-chain problems during the Summer of 2007.
Itís not Hoegaarden (quite), but Iíd take a lifetime of this over another Blue Moon. People that like Blue Moon generally just havenít had Hoegaarden yet.
Kroger (1) - USA - JUN 13, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome wheat beer. Goes great with cajun food, very smooth to drink, good flavor.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours a cloudy orange/yellow color without much head to speak of. Aroma is not unlike other witbiers except that it seems that the orange peel aroma is kicked into overdrive. Thin as expected upfront, all those different peels arenít really necessary and create a rather artificial maybe Tang-like taste. Itís not terrible though.
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Strong coriander & cereal aroma out of the bottle. Very hazy gold/yellow pour... soda like head that disappears just as fast. minimal body... consistancy of sugar water. Blech... taste like water and corn syrup.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap. This is probably the worst beer Iíve ever had. Yeah, Iím pretty sure it is. At least with the mainstream BMC products you know what youíre getting. This thing was just horrific. Cloudy gold pour with virtually no head. A few weak attempts at lacing. The flavor was gritty and sour. Artifical tasting citrus flavor. Meh.
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Anyone surprised to find that this is about as authentically belgian as an Eggo waffle? I didnít think so. Pours the same pale drabness as a Bud, with a slightly saving grace of some haze. Somewhat orangey smell, uh-huh. Taste comes in like an overly fizzy Radler beer, except with Tang in place of lemon. Suggestion of sourness, as it A-B was afraid to damage sales by making anything tart. Over carbonation is what really makes this unpalateable, it gets in the way of any attempt to make the flavors get along. Not even in Blue Moon territory.
HipsterDoofus (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2007 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Utter garbage. God knows itís better than most of the mass produced "traditional" swill out there, but that doesnít make it good. Iím not going to bother with comments on its specific qualities. Suffice it to say itís yet another pathetic attempt from anheuser-busch at some sort of "craft beer." The bastards fooled me this time. Not until after I bought the stuff and found that it sucked did I check the fine print and discover which pathetic excuse for a brewery made it.
Ugh, donít waste your money. Buy some Blue Moon if you like this beer style.
JimboHD2005 (8) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a wheat glass. Beautiful golden color with haze. Had strong but pleasant citrus notes. Tasted slightlly hoppy and was very easy to drink. Has a nice mild finish. Great beer for a sunny spring or summer day.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy, hazy, yellow like a hot summer day: Citrus in the nose and taste, crips finish with corney overtones which worsens in the sun.
vanek26owns (4) - USA - JUN 3, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in a pint glass. Nice cloudy yellowish-orange, like a good wheat beer. Overwhelmingly citrus aroma. What, this is from Anheuser-Busch? Whatís more, is that a retentive head I see? Smooth lemon, orange and spice flavor. Wet mouthfeel is a bit of a downer. Little lacing, but the best Iíve seen of a macro-mini. A rather surprising and well-done effort from the folks at AB.