vyvvy (6839) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Sam Adams has been doing some stuff I like recently. Unfortunately this did not live up to what I’ve been seeing from them recently. This pours hazy orange with an off-white head. The aroma has orange, powder, ginger, smoothness from wheat and cream. It has a medium body with a mushy feel to it and a decent amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with a powdery mix of spice and nothing standing out - it all seems quite muddled. There is also mushy malt and an odd cream quality. The finish adds a cough syrup aspect that leads to a fakeness taste. There’s lots of interesting ingredients here and it is a style I like a lot, but this one doesn’t do it for me. obguthr (6831) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Lemon lime and coriander nose. Hazy golden, medium head. Fizzy . Stale malt and unmalted barley flavor, wheat bread crust, lemon, coriander. Spicier and fruitier than Shock Top, maltier than Blue Moon, eerily similar quality though. I have defended Boston Beer’s craft brewery status for years against those who suggest they should no longer be considered craft. Despite it’s size, Boston Beer has continued to make quality beer in a variety of interesting styles. This beer, however, makes me at least consider if they haven’t sold out. Patrickctenchi (6810) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a tall, white head.
Zesty orange-lemon aroma.
Taste is spiced wheat, orange.
Crisp, strongly fruit-sweet.
Pleasant, but nothing special. blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottled , hazy orange pour with minimal foam. Aroma is yeasty lemon with Flavors of yeast, orange peel and bread finish Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2013
From the "Spring Thaw" mix pack. Cloudy orange, decent white head. Pretty typical for the style, I guess. Some yeasty notes, some wheaty notes, some spicy notes. Perhaps a tad overbearing.
dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
The new beer of the spring pack I was most impressed with seems to be the exception. A nice light flavor that isn’t too wheaty at all. Far superior to a Blue Moon, it’s quite smooth. Would definitely drink another. reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
355ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger of white head that settles to reveal only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange zest with some hints of grains and yeast. Taste is a light spicy and citrus hop bitterness with a mild malty sweetness finishing with some dry and yeasty notes. A decent brew, but nothing memorable. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Very similar to all the other seasonal witbiers from SA in the past… It pours a nice semi clear golden color with a shrinking white head. The aroma jumps out with ginger, tangerine, orange peel and wheat. The flavor has more tangerine, wheat and citrus peel, but too heavy and sweet to be really exciting. Not a bad beer by any means, but it needs to be dryer and lighter to showcase the subtleties. Cybercat (6342) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Strong, malty aroma has a robust fruity overtone, mainly banana with some apple and pear, and yeasty and hoppy underpinnings. Pours a bright, slightly hazy solar yellow with a nice fluffy white head. Flavor does not quite live up to the aroma, but is still acceptable - fruity, malty, a little hoppy, hints of citrus and coriander. Mouthfeel is average in the body and fizz department. If not outstanding, still a decent and enjoyable brew. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2013
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a medium sized head of foamy very off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a very softly carbonated semi-hazy dark yellow orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was citrus and coriander. The bubbly mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering sweet aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of chamomile citrus fruity and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.