Fandangio (1) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
LOVE this beer. Recently I’ve been filling up 6 growlers a week at their tap room. Erika_Jay (5) - - APR 20, 2012 does not count
On tap at Taps in Petaluma for Ale Industries brewery pint night (as Orange Kush). Bright and floral, citrus without being overpowering. Lower alcohol and extremely drinkable, pairs wonderfully with spicy or heavier foods. I could drink several pints of this and be a very happy girl! SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2010
This stuff was a real standout surprise.. . tons of orange and orange sherbet flavours and aromas .. . nice play with the mild spices too, pretty sweet . . Boy, I am two seconds from being on you like white on rice in a glass of milk on a paper plate in a snowstorm. .. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 [Updated rating #s from tap. CO2 issue fixed. A flawlessly rendered beer.] 22oz bottle, purchased at Ale Industries. Really dug this at the tasting room and grabbed a couple bottles. Pour isn’t particularly exciting, and seems just a touch undercarbonated; not putting out a ton of head formation; cloudy orange color; small, fine-bubbled off-white head that soon fades; solid lacing from what’s left. The aroma on this is just wonderful: tangerine notes, some very light coriander spicing, and a creamy chamomile note that’s just beautifully rendered: soft, floral, no sort of rough tannins showing up anywhere from the tea addition. Medium body; medium (or slightly less) CO2 is really the only negative in the presentation, it seems, and I remember it being more carbonated on tap. Very creamy witbier, with that chamomile note playing out nicely with accompaniments of juicy orange and (again) relatively quiet coriander notes; no sharp edges here, and a pleasant husky wheatiness emerges from the core; hugely drinkable, flawless aside from the modest CO2; a nice twist on traditional witbiers. Medium-lengthy, toasty wheat finish, with some of that softly bitter orange peel and spicing showing at the far end. Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
~Pleasing aroma of orange peel, bread and healthy dose of chamomile and coriander. Very Refreshing.
~Pours a cloudy gold yellow color with small lasting head.
~Strong chamomile flavor with bread and corriander, subtle orange peel.
~Light fluffy body with medium high CO2, chamomile bready finish.
~Love this beer. Had it on tap and and from the bottle. Draft is better. Could drink these anytime anywhere all day long.
jyalpert (27) - - JAN 9, 2016
Bomber. Nose is all bananas and chamomile tea with honey. Hazy yellow hue. Flavor is strong chamomile and honey. If you’ve ever tried to home brew a spice beer before, you know how easy it is to ruin or unbalance the flavor. This is really amazing how clearly the chamomile comes through and integrates with the light alcohol. Impressive brew that is not for everyone. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
What a pleasant surprise. This one poured light yellow with a nice white head. The aroma is spicy with orange, coriander, and tea leaves. The flavor is really spectacular with some tea, spices, orange, some bready malts before a pleasant finish. Very tasty and complex for the style. I’m really digging the vibe from these guys and looking forward to more releases in the future. Goldbane (14) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
So this is one of those beers that doesn’t really fit into the category it is classified as. But who cares about that, how does it taste?!?! Pretty damned good and refreshing is my answer. I applaud any beer that uses oats, but I also think the chamomile adds another element that when tasting, you don’t think Belgian Wit style, but you think...aaahhhh!!! Refreshing! mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Tasty beer. Low alcohol. Like a spicy cream ale. Nelson hops. Refreshing. White pepper. Interesting. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, orange peel, coriander, Belgian yeast, pepper, and some other spices.
T - Starts off with a mix of wheat with some orange peel a touch of lemon zest and some coriander. Through the middle, some Belgian yeast, chamomile, and a bit of pepper come through. The finish is a mix of wheat, orange peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, and some other spices.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with sweet and lightly spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance and some nice flavor is added by the herbs and spices.