FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was foiled into buying this by the micro-looking label, and only when I got it home did I realize it was made by Busch. Aroma smells reminiscent of raw eggs, and slightly metallic. The flavor is quite tart and citrusy, and all bias against corporate brewing aside, reasonably decent though it could still use a bit more body. They also had the decency not to filter it, which they have proudly proclaimed on the label.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’d love to get the tap handle very PUNK! This was a pretty good attempt at a witbier. A coriander, lemony, and spicy aroma. A cloudy yellow appeance with a large white head. The flavor was somewhat spicy with a sour citrus presence. I’d say it’s on par with Blue Moon which is ok in my book. Pretty good effort.
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very cloudy yellow-gold, with a three finger meringue of a head. Looks like a darkish wit. Aroma has plenty of coriander, then lemon rind, then suddenly lots of orange rind. Flavor starts off lightly malty with a big minty wheaty character, followed by a touch of phenol and a very mild indistinct fruitiness. It then finishes dry with a lingering hint of fruit and a tingle of coriander spice on the cheeks. Pretty acceptable.
Reid (1993) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2007 12 oz single:
hazy yellow beer, with a smallish pure white bubbly head.
Quite a nice citrus fruit aroma, mainlly orange, hints of coriander.
Flavour is strange, at first it reminded me a lot of a powder based soft drink I used to get as a kid in Scotland called "Creamola" its soft orange and vanilla, light spice.
Light ,soft carbonation anda n almost creamy mouthfeel make this a pleasant if not strange drink.
Actually not that bad a expierience.
rocbyter (1917) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2007
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Malty and floral aroma. Pours a cloudy, fizzy yellow color. Very watered down taste. Light carbonation on the finish.
Palidor19 (3014) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
For an A-B it actually not too bad, but as a Witbier its a sub-standard. Aroma is noticeable with spices and tropical fruit malts and spices taste artificial like Sunny D. The body is medium and it lingers well after. Drink it cold.
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Oh yes, the packaging is good. Micro brew style label and you only ID it as AB if you look close. 12 oz brown bottle with a twist off cap. Remove the cap for a sour citrus aroma mixed with yeasty wheat. The pour is very nice, even with a layer of yeast down in the bottom. Roll the last bit gently around and you can utilize it. Very pretty light beige yellow appearance. Nice streams of carbonation continue from within. The taste is absolutely wheatlike, but may be more like a good hefe rather than a wit. It is clean and fresh without any sign of offensive bitterness at all. The carbonation seems just right for this style, tingling as it rolls down the back of your throat. I think this is on par with the flavors of Hogaarden, Pax and Wittekirk, just not quite as refined. There is an added spice there but it is not overwhelming. Compared to HP&W, Hogaarden and Wittekirke do the honors without the additional flavors. The finish is friendly and well behaved, a perfect gentleman when it comes to manners. I add this to my list of beers I’d buy again, gimmie another.
LDawg (72) - Rockport, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is good beer, but weak for the style. Still good. on tap at Eat at Joe’s. Little spice with orange fruit.
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light butter biscuits with fresh and stewed fruit. Color and transparency are like dilute orange juice. Lousy label and orangehead guy. Citrus zest, light black pepper, lightly sweet, lightly hopped. Needs a wedge. Light body, but not flaccid.
mantishead (12) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An average weis beer with a better smell than taste.