jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. I didnít pour it out of the bottle, so I canít fairly evaluate the appearance (other ratings seem to present an average of 3 for appearance, so thatís what I used). Aroma is light some notes of wheat and some notes of citrus. Flavor is light with distinct notes of malted wheat, subtle coriander, and firm citrus zest character (though I expected more from the label art and from its description of the numerous citrus peels used, including lime and lemon). There is a slight residual sweetness that fades by mid-palate, replaced with a subtle, grassy hop note. The finish is medium (somewhat dry) with wheat and a light dose of citrus fruit. The mouthfeel is medium in body with appropriate carbonation (not spritzy, but well-carbonated). Overall, this is a decent, drinkable ale. Unfortunately, Anheuser-Busch seems to have targeted Blue Moon when designing the beer instead of a more authentic wit - like Hoegaarten, Allagash, or St. Bernardus (to name just a few).
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Hazy orange color with very little head, served with an orange that I quickly removed. Smells mildly citrusy. Decent flavors of orange, lemons, and just a faint hint of spice, but there was so little of any flavors here it was pretty hard to distinguish what it was. If Iím really thirsty, this might be a refreshing drink, but it really doesnít offer much as far as taste.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice hazy yellow colr with a thin head. Lots of citrus in the aroma, with more citrus and a bit of coriander in the flavor. A bit too much spice--it almost seems like they couldnít quite make up their mind what they were going for, so they just threw everything in. A good summer drinker and certainly not the worst beer Iíve ever had.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
shared this one with bro swalden_28. pours a goldish yellow, a bit cloudy. aroma has notes of lemon and orange. flavor leans more towards the orange side. carbonation is high. all in all not a bad beer. seems like a fourth of july beer.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy,
Poures a cloudy light orange/yellow, fizzy white head, ok retention. Aroma of citris (Coriander, orange, lemon). Flavor is much the same, light sweetness, citris. High carbonation, light body. Overall, not bad on a hot day. like today...
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft...Aroma of a citrus and grains. Flavors of citrus, grains, very small amount of spices (coriander)...Palate was thin, as were the flavors. Easy to drink, and quite refreshing. Not a bad beer, just nothing Iíd purchase again...
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow with a quarter-inch white head. Aroma of citrus, cloves. Flavor is VERY citrusy, but not naturally so. Too much orange, not enough wheat character. A pale imitation. Meh.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weird witbier. Seems a little harsh on the palate, not very smooth. Orange flavor is there and dominant. Mild wheat tones as well. Not watery or thin, but not full either. Just kind of middle of the pack all the way around...
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average beer. Tastes like Blue Moon with orange flavoring. Looks to be unfiltered. Decent carbonation. Nothing special, but okay for the price. Recommended when nothing better is available.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
poured a cloudy straw color with a thick white head, mild retention. A mild orange flavor with a strong corn like note. Coriander was missing. Some wheat notes where there but had no effect. Crisp in the finish. not good but not a drain pour either.