bhensonb (15235) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014 baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hint of orange is not unpleasant, but not enough to make me keep buying this beer, either.
From 2010 file notes. 6 pack from Valley Wine Company in Davis, CA. Orangey wheat beer. Not to my taste. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bert Grant’s Mandarin Hefeweizen--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 4.20% ABV. 20 IBU’s. (3.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Creamy clouded lemon orange color. Mandarin orange scented mild hop wheat spice front. Thin mild wheat body dominated by mellow smooth orange flavor. Mild citrus hop wheat end. Sampled 9/21/2003. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 One of my favorite summertime beers of all time. Orange tint and mandarin orange flavor. I was sad to see this one go. 4.8 Rated 7/4/04 RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 8/11/2004. Aroma is not that impressive, with only a faint citrus scent. Color is a hazy bright gold with very good carbonation and a thin little head. Taste is light and clean. Starting with a light body it goes down with a fizzy feel. Finish comes in with a very light malt flavor backed by a faint citrus taste and ends with a little bitter bite. Overall it’s just not a Hefey. It is a refreshing summer brew but it lacks flavor, there is almost no mandarin and none of that rich sweet, yeasty flavor in a good Hefey. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a hazy golden color with a 3/4 finger thick white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is light wheat malt and citrus. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt with a tad bit of orange. Light body. A decent beer. Thanks Richard.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/01/2004BREWMUSKCLES (2687) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Source: Beverage Resort
hazy dark yellow, whispy fine white head, light sweet orange aroma, light malt flavor with lots of orange sweetness like an oranqe soda, touch of bitterness in the finish
orange dries out after a while loosing some of the sweetness but keeping the orange flavor, an improvment, but still weird
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
it was’nt a bad beer. description says it all. orangey and not overbearing. sweetish i used to get it cheap from the defunct shop rite in leonia nj. they had some great micro brews. the beer had moderate carbonation and really was not too wheaty in consistancy. FATBABYCHUNK (1) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007 does not count
I wish I knew where I could buy around town. I havn’t been able to find it anywhere. IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle from Country Club Liquors; Nose of wheat and oranges; yellow-orange with a small yellowish head; flavor of whaet and light oranges, but no sweetness. Might have been really flavorful if it wasn’t an old bottle I found in the back of my beerstores fridge. Night light fuit taste even if some of the esters have disappeared. mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Gold bodied with a short-lived head. The aroma is sweet Mandarin oranges and garden flowers. The oranges become almost syrupy sweet in the flavor, although the wheat finally shows up in the background.