riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I notice from the get go that this is rated higher than any of the other Bud Seasonals. Corriander, orange, and peanut aroma. Smells exactly like Blue Moon. Pours a hazy light orange gold with no head. It does have some nice wheat malt flavor, some orange and corriander as well. It does have a little bit of that Bud taste though and a strange chemically aftertaste. Like mild orange soda? This isnt totally awful, it just isnt good. It is about 10x better than Beach Bum Blonde if that means wnything. Bud’s best crap seasonal. YAY!
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint on tap at Sahara’s in Jacksonville. Slightly hazy golden beer with a small white head that didn’t last long. Not much aroma, but then it was a hookah bar so maybe it was overwhelmed. Flavor didn’t seem as good to me as other raters here are reporting. Perhaps I got the first beer pulled from tap that night and what was in the lines wasn’t so good. Very watery, some strange citrus flavors and maybe some spice, but not what I have come to expect from a decent Belgian Wit. Not terrible, but too subdued, and more of a macro lager character than anything else. No better than average. I’ll have to try this one in bottle and re-rate.
csbosox (1217) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Spring Heat Spiced Wheat 12ooz bottle dated 23Feb07, Light hazy gold with a two fingered head. Aroma is lemon, orange, corriander, and sharp wheat. Smells a little overspiced, but good otherwise. Initial taste is sharp wheat, mild acidity, sweet orange followed by spice, more citrus, and vanilla. The finish is lingering citrus and seems a bit sweet. Not a bad example of a wit, but a little restraint on the spice would be welcome.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Aroma is that of some kind of mutated Belgian wit. Heavy complexity here, with black pepper, citrus sourness, orange peel, light sweetness and clove notes. Appearance is a hazy straw with a medium retained white head. Flavor is a sweet peppery malty wheat tone forward followed by some orange and carbonic flavors. Beer has some solid bittering hop bite; a bit on the sour side. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carb texture, slightly spritzy. Overall, not bad, but the flavors don’t blend seamlessly, yet don’t clash enough to be objectionable. The beer just seems a little bright, like it was made yesterday.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe blonde voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de curaçao et de blé. Saveurs de blé, d’agrumes et de levures.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured with nice head. I have to admit this was better than I thought it would be. I like witbiers and wasnt to bad for an A-B product. Very cloudy appearance.
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
THOUGHTS: I was amazed to see something unfiltered from AB. A nice attempt , but a so, so execution. It it looks pretty good and smells pretty good, you might expect it to taste pretty good, but not this one. For AB great, for anyone els, mediocre to weak. The flavor was all fruit, not much wheat. Tastes kind of like watered down orange juice with 7Up. Might be good with brunch though.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy to murky, medium yellow with a large, frothy, white head that mostly diminished but left fair lacing. Great carbonation rising. The aroma was like that soda Five Alive. There were oranges, limes, lemons and some wheat. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter and moderately acidic and also sour, while the finish was heavy to harsh acidity and light bitterness and sour with an average duration. The light body was dry and watery with lightly fizzy carbonation and an acidic finish just like that first glass of OJ in the morning.
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Some faint spice aroma, mild flavor, nothing offensive but nothing memorable. Refreshing for a hot day I suppose.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too much carbonation which makes it taste like my wife’s perrier along with a balanced but untasty blend of lemon, wheat and coriander flavors. Its easy to drink but would be better if they nixed the lemon and lime peels and accentuated its hoppy character instead of watering it down in fruity H20. I had this on tap at the Scranton WB Yankees park because they stopped selling Victory Golden Monkey because of its alcohol content.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 On tap at Busch Gardens. I did not enjoy this one at all, really. There were certainly some spices and the wheat was prevalent, but overall it tasted just like another ABC beer. Too watery for my tastes.