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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   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.

3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.9
   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.

2.9
   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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