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Buckbean Original Orange Blossom Ale



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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Orange Blossom Ale. Inspired by the rich fragnance of blooming orange groves, this copper colored ale combines the flavor and aroma of real orange tree flowers with a well balanced, full flavored ale to produce a real treat for the senses. Munich and light Caramel malts produce a smooth, creamy malt complexity, and American hops give the beer a bright, refreshing bitterness and dry finish. The orange blossom aroma blends superbly with the other beer flavors, providing a unique dimension that is the perfect complement to tangy, herbal or spicy foods, soft cheeses or pastries.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2012
I didnít think it was possible but if surprise is the spice of life then this brew added spice - though an unwelcome variety. Saw this at State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD during a craft beer pilgrimage and I was happy to pick up a 4 pack of cans because I hadnít had a craft beer from Nevada. Should have only purchased 1 can that way Iíd only have to pour a half can away rather 3 full cans. Right out of the gate it smells awful. Not a spoiled beer kind of awful either. Gasoline, ammonia and VERY fake orange zest. Pour is OK - hazy orange amber with a short dusky white head. All downhill from there. Tastes like an Orange Glo Cleaner Cocktail. Nothing redeeming about this beer. Surprised it didnít eat through the bottom of the glass. Iím not at all surprised to hear that Buckbean recently went beer belly up. With a flagship brew like this Iím shocked they ever got off the ground in the first place. Oh, back to that surprise: Iíd much sooner grab an industrial macro lager than another of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Received in trade from mdaschaf, thanks for the opportunity. I smell oranges as soon as I crack open the can. Pours out quite the hazy orange color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of citrus and orange with a sweet almost sugary malty background. Wow this has quite an odd flavor to it. Its almost like someone took an orange popsicle and mixed it in a thin amber ale. Itís heavy on the oranges for sure and there must be some malt in there somewhere. Bone dry finish with a fairly thin body. Moderate level of carbonation with a tart prickly mouthfeel. Well they get an A for being distinct, but this only worked for the first sip or two before I tired of it. Iím glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Shared with Strykzone via facebook chat. This poured like "Orange Crush" soda with a small white head and not a lot of lacing. Nose is strong orange peel. Light in body and fizzy and carbonated mouthfeel, again like a soda pop. The flavor was one dimensional and mostly orange. While I seem to be knocking this beer it was surprisingly tasty and enjoyable. Go figure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2011
16 oz. can from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. The can looked like an orange soda can and the beer did, too. At least it did until the final drops of the pour when the sediment drained and the beer got much darker. A big beige head lasted nicely. The aroma was like Orange Crush soda with lots of orange. The flavor had orange, too, but it was more orange peel. I tasted some vegetable on occasion and it finished with some spicy mint from hops. Interesting and I kind of liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GatorGuy92 (31) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2011
This beer starts out pretty refreshing. Nice orange and floral hops in the aroma. Looks clean and crisp in appearance but slightly cloudy. The taste. It starts off fairly well but rapidly gets old. Very one dimensional and the beer seems to become less appealing as it warms. The mouthfeel is a little light but seems appropriate for the style. I only bought 1 16 oz can of this and am glad the have tried it but I probably wonít be going back to it anytime soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2816) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Thin white head that was short lived. Decent lace, lasting. Copper, prange color. Slight nose of citrus and some pale malts. Body is light with a tight carbonation, little oily, tangy. Slight orangey, dry malt flavors. Would be a swell crossover beer for a newby, maybe not. A little TOO friendly?? Lightly sweet finish, citrus and malts.Nice summer quaffer.Yal need to chill, K?Can from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Light orange pour with a foamy head. Aroma of light malt and orange peel. Flavor is a decent lager with a bit of fruitiness on the finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ronnie (1) - USA - SEP 11, 2011 does not count
Made a mistake when I first opened it - thought it was a draft can - had to wait for head to settle - but I was pleasantly surprised. Not too fruity tasting or smelling. Would love to float a Youngís double chocolate or left handed milk stout on top.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2011
The aroma has subtle orange flowers giving it a citrus quality but itís mostly sweet and malty with more than a little funk. The appearance is hazy amber with a medium head that fades to nothing. The taste is like the aroma with more of a floral quality than a citrus one. The palate is smooth. Overall not a very sucessful beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (3168) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2011
there are two sides to this beer, the beer is a nice mellow soft a;e with a nice creamy head and slight tingy hops. But what makes this beer lacking is the orange and spices they put in that negate the beer. sadly neither flavor works well which is off putting

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