mjg74 (2434) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Albertsons. Pours a hazy yellow color. Strongly spiced and lots of citrus. Middle of the road wit. Good beer by ABís standards. Enjoyable with some good flavors.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 Spring Heat Spiced Wheat review, spring of 07:
12oz brown bottle from Louís. Murky, virtually opaque yellow body with a half an inch of white head. Leaves pretty good lacing. Smells like orange and lemon, as well as corriander and possibly other spices. Tastes citrusy, spicy (corriander), with some yeast and hints of caramel and maybe diacetyl? An interesting beer. Not the best witbier Iíve had, but better than Blue Moon and not quite as good as Hoegarden. Decent.
Shock Top Belgian White review, Spring, 2008:
12oz brown bottle from Hannaford. Sounds like last yearís Spring Heat Spiced Wheat... Same beer? Letís find out. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Smells faintly orangey-lemony. Tastes like lemon with some orange notes, faint spice and vanilla notes and a very clean finish. Medium bodied with muted carbonation. Very drinkable. Nothing off or displeasing about this beer, but fairly pedestrian and bland as well. In a word, safe.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 8, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2008 Bottle. Poured according to the instructions. Very pale wit color with no head, really looks like a cider. Belgian wit-like aroma with some lemon notes. Very "fizzy" mouth feel. The carbonation makes it hard to taste the flavor of the beer. Something about the flavor profile of this beer reminds me of a typical pale American lager- It seems to have the same yeast character although I can taste a Belgian yeast as well. Very dry. I donít taste much coriander and coriander usually really sticks out in flavors to me. Somewhat dry finish. Iím guessing this is supposed to compete with Blue Moon since they where side-by-side on the shelf; Iíd probably prefer the Blue Moon.
Re-Rate: Tasted blind on draft. This is a great looking wit! Hazy, light golden color with a white head. The aroma was a yeasty, wheat aroma with notes of orange soda. Tastes like a beer with orange soda added. I Refused to drink the rest and insisted the bartender tell me what it was. Come on AB, I KNOW youíre capable of making a good beer, letís see it!
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a yellow with a huge white head Aroma is deffinatly coriander with some spice. Flavor is much weaker than the aroma. Some tart fruit but then its just very watery and bland. NIce try AB.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. An A-B wit... Iím going to go with an open mind here. OK, hazy electric yellow pour with a small white head. Nose is wheaty with lots of coriander and cirtus (mostly orange). Flavor is spiced up wheat and coriander, with a orange and lime tanginess. The lime flavor is a bit detracting. Kind of like a Wittekerke knockoff with too much spice and a dash of lime. Soft mouthfeel. Not all that bad - I actually had two, which is unusual for any A-B product. The lime taste starts to wear on your tongue after the first one, though.
olschoold (1) - USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hooters in Arlington by the Ballpark. Great compliment with wings; really cools down the heat. Small head with a rich golden color. Nice spicy aroma with citrus present. Very refreshing with smooth aftertaste to cool Texas summer.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Sea World. Cloudy golden body with little head. Aroma of wheat and spice. Flavor is mostly citrusy and sweet with a bit of coriander kick. Although on the weak side, the flavor is decent and overall not a bad tasting brew.
dkoonce (906) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Oakroom in Athens. Hazy straw color, with a true to the name spicy aroma. The flavor is also spicy, but not quite sure what the spice is. While not bad, it is a bit unusual. Must be the coriander.
Dixon (31) - Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer. The waitress told me it was comparable to Blue Moon. She was right from the sense that it is a citrus Belgian wheat, but other then that I thought it had plenty of differences. Good aftertaste, nice and refreshing. The citrus was present, but not overpowering.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour, small white head. Flavor is sweet with orange, coriander, and more citrus (didnít know it was lemon and lime) and spice. Toasted malts, and some hops in the finish. Dog it for being A-B but this was a good tasting wit, very refreshing and easy to drink.