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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Fresh organic orange zest and cracked coriander complement the orange blossom honey used in this ale. Like a mountain breeze through the citrus trees. 1.060 OG 6 IBU 6.5% ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (4616) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2016
22 oz. bb 31 Mar 2017. Lightly hazy orange-amber body with a sizzling-away head. Mild and muddled nose of toast, honey and maybe some coriander. Taste is the same with some bitterish wheat in the finish. Light-medium body has a balance of sorts and smooth low-medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (244) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
16oz bottle - pours a clear copper orange color with a thin off white head. Mild aroma of apricot, mandarin, wheat and spice. Flavors of sweet citrus, wheat, coriander, hints of caramel and orange peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1560) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2016
Orange brown pour. Aroma bready, with slight armpity muskyness, old orange peel. Tastes buttery, some yeast, orange tang. Caramel malts are overwhelming the honey a bit. Nice and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5263) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2016
Very mild honeysuckle and orange nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head, great retention. Honey and orange, not real strong. Honeysuckle finish. Medium body, easy carbonation. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (5083) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2016
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear golden orange with half a finger of off-white head. Aromas of nice orange fruit and peel, light herb. Tastes of orange fruit and peel, candied orange, light floral and herb, sweet honey. Medium body with a dry finish. Kinda weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (8035) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
Bottle thanks to Justin. Pours a clear gold with medium frothy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong orange peel and floral. Medium mouth, light citrus, floral hop, fruity malt, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5666) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Best By date of 4 AUG 2016. Hazy Amber color, very thin white head in a chalice. Aroma is a good amount of oranges, mild honey and subtle coriander.

The flavor shows oranges upfront with a subtle honey base. Coriander spice is very mild but here for certain with a mild bite for balance. Mouthfeel has a very light syrup/ slick feel. (Not a negative factor) I really don’t understand why many raters don’t like this? It’s basically a Belgian Wit beer with some orange blossom honey. It is super easy to drink and is a nice brew to sip on a warm spring evening. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2075) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2016
I liked this beer. Some fresh fruit notes. Honey, citrus. Overall well balanced with a decent amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (6631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2016
Brilliant clear golden with a thin tight white head. Pleasant nose with a lovely orange zest and wheaty coriander tones, and loads of honey. Smooth but full and sweet honey flavor, lots of wheat and pale malt and a little bit of Czech malt on the background as well, with a sturdy coriander and orange zest/peel on a sweet backbone. Finishes like a malty Pilsner with honey and orange zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2016
From the bomber with a Best By 04 Aug 2016 date. It pours orange and heady. A slight fog. The aroma brings out honey, orange, and herbal qualities mostly with a little toasted white bread. The body is light to medium with a honey-like texture. Honey sweetness is the larger part of the taste while the orange,grin, and herbal characters wallow around back. All I could think of was a Ricola throat drop.

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