rederic (3212) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Anheuser-Busch brewery in St-Louis, cloudy yellow-orange hue, with a white head, yeasty, faint citrus fruit nose, with a wheaty, pale malt note, hint of ripe bananas, with a subtle coriander spicy note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, wheaty, fruity, citrusy character, with a refreshing orange juice accent, a subtle coriander spiciness, with a kind of milky fruity orange yoghurt flavor, leading towards a fruity, faint zesty finish.
Aubrey (3491) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Yet another "craft beer" attempt by A-B. I bought a bottle and kept an open mind, though ... and I was curious to see how they’ve come. The beer poured nicely, with a cloudy, yellow-orange hue above a surprisingly nice head, though it faded fast. Nose was sweet (corn, honey) and citrusy (orange). Mouthfeel was light with prickly carbonation. Off-flavor of plastic. Up front, the beer seemed refreshing, but toward the finish it became sticky and cloying. Yeast seemed to be one-dimensional and full of cobwebs. Coriander was noticeable in the background, along with the lemon/lime/orange. Overall, I didn’t think it was horrible, but it had some real problems.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange-yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is very orangey and wheaty. A little bit of citrus character but the malts seem a bit lifeless. Fairly thin body. I do like the orange/lemon character. Not bad really.
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden yellow with white head. Smells of citrus and spice. There is a lot of citrus in the taste, and the beer is almost sour to start. It levels out in the finish, but is still a little over the top for me.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
...good coming from Bud, but otherwise nothing special. Had both on draft and bottle, and bottle was somehow better. Light orange taste, with almost no spice. Overly carbonated with a "fake"taste to it. Not so great mouthfeel that lacks body. What do you expect from them though?
Haslinger (877) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not bad for an Anheuser brew but not very good for a regular beer. Seems like their answer to Blue Moon and it fails even though Blue Moon is nothing spectacular. Would not buy again
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy banana yellow with a very thin quickly dissipating head. Smells of wheat and yeast. A little too carbonated with a dry, chalky finish. I taste the peel they mention on the label and a little orange to go with it. So-so, though not bad for A-B.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From bottle. Light skanky citrus, with some muted coriander and dusty hop character. Pretty rough on the nose, with a bit of sweetness. Pale hazy golden yellow, with thin fizzy white head. Light watery body with medium fizzy carbonation. Starts with some sweetness, notes of orange but more like the mandarin orange fizzy waters you can get, not a real orange flavor. Fairly dry chalky bitter character from start to finish, with mild finishing acidity and a light spicy presence. Dull, mild wheat after. Not one of the better witbiers I’ve had.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The shock was that this beer was actually palatable. A decent effort by everyone’s favorite brewer. Well maybe not our favorite! I had this on tap this past weekend in Orlando. Amber, cloudy color. Some orange and spice notes. Dont get me wrong, this is not a world class beer...but it is drinkable.
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Not as bad as i thought it would be. Lemon citrus flavor some wit style spice of corinader & orange. Not horrible & possibly even drinkable