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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5723) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
From jcwattsrugger @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Ah, the elusive Nevada tick! Orange blossom and mandarin orange aroma with a touch of rosehips. Cloudy amber, many fine floaties. Dry ornage blossom flavor with a honeysuckle finish. Not bad. I actually enjoyed it quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Can Courtesy of JC Wattsrager. Aroma is of caramel hops. Slight sweet in front. Plastic orange. Palate is thin. Overall not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Clearish orange amber pour. Orange peel and honeysuckle. Sweettarts. Not a fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Jcwattsrugger) Spicy caramel aroma with maybe some earthy hop notes. Clear orange amber with small white head. Orange zest and light citrusy twang in flavor with moderate caramel graininess. Medium body and mouth. Finish is kinda candy like but dry with honey suckle notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle from jcwattsrugger at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear orange body with a small frothy white head. Sweet floral and orange aroma. Sweet artificial orange flavor with some floral notes. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
Can. Bronze with a small head. Unusual fruity flavour with lots of citrus. Quite weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Can: Pours a light amber/orange color with little head. The nose comes off a little artificial, but there’s some orange, some honey and malts there. Almost like jasmine tea is overwhelmingly jasmine, this has a bit too much orange blossom and it makes it seem perfumey and cloying even though the base beer is decent, albeit a little thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2010
orange pour with a creamy small white head, big orange aroma, too sweet. fun to try but never again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
16oz can. Pours a orange copper with a small white head. Nose is slightly medicinal and waxy with an orange tea aroma. Little to almost no carb and a watery body. Floral orange blossom ice tea with basically no malt and no hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Can. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Sugary, orange aroma. Orange and sweet malt flavor that reminds me of tang. Medium bodied. Tang notes linger with malt and orange.

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