scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2008
filmy, chemical nose, kinda like orange air freshener covering up cigarette smoke. nice haze, good head. orange notes directly up front, but still neither fresh nor bright. has a bit of a chemical burn to the finish, beyond metallic. i’m sure this is great for people who don’t like beer and are tired of wine coolers. KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Re-eally? AB?
You got me good, I actually enjoyed this.
I had it on tap so I didnt even get the sweet logo, those marketing guys.
Light & fluffy, easy drinking, cool, refreshing. All kinds of cheesy markeitng words actually work for this one as its simple and easy, but yet still tastey. GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
A nice and light beer for a nice and light day, though a bit early for spring drinking. AB’s Spring Heat Spiced Wheat (since re-named) has a lovely and perfectly painted wheat yellow body, slightly clear, with a thin and soft white head, fuzzy like an infant rabbit’s fur. The smell is a real cascade of butter, melted, with plenty of dairy fats. The good stuff. Is this the work of...diacetyl? Disulfide? I’ve heard it or something like it can be undesirable in brewing, but I love it. The aroma also contains fresh grass, water melon and a squeeze of lemon juice. Palate texure is initially soft, but gathers itself into a bubbled frenzy before the flavor is finished. Speaking of flavor, it hits a dry and wheaty note at first, but makes a more dulcet sound later with a generous drizzling butter and lemon. Suddenly, somewhere between the mid-flavor and swallow, the aftertaste strikes with a terrible touch of Clorox - cleansing, slightly burning, but above all very chemical-esque. As I write in my notes, "Yearghh!" I also have second thoughts about that buttery flavor. It’s good in heavy doses, but the Spring Heat may take it a step past "heavy" and into "immense" or "flood." jake65 (3694) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle: Fuzzy pale golden with a moderate white head. Aroma is citrus candy with some pale lager maltiness. Sort of musty. Flavor is fruity with citrus and orange. Some maltiness and grassey notes. Barley a hint of spice. Rather bland. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2008
(Bottle @ Busch Gardens - Tampa) Pours hazy light gold with two or three fingers of off-white head. Aroma is fruity, peach-like and yeasty with some wheat malt. Mouthfeel is light and fairly refreshing, with some wheaty smoothness but also seems filtered. Some light broken rings of lacing left behind. Flavor is pleasant, lightly fruity and peach-like with a touch of citrus zing and some Belgian yeastiness. Goes down quickly. Sort of a pleasant but non-challenging beer, like a safe, comfortable air-conditioned mall.
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2008
This is an alright beer. The head disappears and the color is cloudy. The taste is flavorless rather than a lot of citrus as I expected. I was somewhat disapointed... bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a lacy white head. Aroma of oranges with a tinge of Juicy-Fruit. Light body, medium carbonation. Not much in the taste, just a little lemony wheat. thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Tried at NRA show in Chicago. Nice white with a predominant orange flavor. I would rather have Blue Moon than this but neither compatre to true Belgians. kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Poured to a cloudy yellow with thion white head that lingered awhile and left okay lacing. Nose was essentially non-existent, except for a whiff of orange and bubblegum at the very outset. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, yet neither tangy nor spicy like I would expect, and the taste was bland. Not an overall bad drinking beer, but just dIdn’t really do much for me in the way of a Belgian Witbier. TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2008
i put together a six pack club with some friends once a month we all by a six pack of our choice and then we mix a six well this one guy has bought nothing but crap so this is why i’m rating this one the new beer he bought this month was sun dog i had to call him out finally. but any ways a macs atempt at a wit light weak and garbage don’t they have bud light commercails to make ?