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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Can poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, orange blossom and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of orange blossoms, carmel, earthiness and light spice with a crisp lightly tart lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Tin. Cloudy dark orange colour. Thin fast dissipating head, little lacing. Orange aroma but light and transient. Flavour is light orange and a little hop bitterness. Citrus bitterness finish. Body is thin. Seems somewhat unbalanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Can served in an English pint. Hazy orange in color with a large head that quickly dissapates. Orange essence on the nose. Almost like a soda, but there’s a little malt there as well. Flavor is also orange and the finish is orange rind. Bitter and dry. Kudos for being different, but there are better brews infused with citrus components.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Can from kmweaver. Thanks! Odd nose. Sunny Delight, orange juice, and american pale ale. Minty earthy hops. Pours orange with no real head retention. Orange juice, fake orange - light, earthy leafy hops in finish. Sweet, but not too sweet. Rather odd really. I would definitely like to try it again to validate my feelings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Sampled on 12/2/2009. This fruit beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 16oz can. Medium to small sized white foamy head, with decent lacing. The aroma is orange blossoms, fruity and sweet, with some malt. A light to medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and spicy. Decent carbonation, but seem to go a little flat in you mouth. Nice flavors, kind of surprising to tell the truth. The orange and orange blossoms flavors add a nice aspect to this beer. A lot better than I was expecting. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Rating # 4000 is my personal log..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
Can 1 us pint.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, perfume, soap, spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Wow that’s orange. Really orange. Tang. Creeps into the realm that reminds me of a child’s sunblock, but only a little. Orange gold (of course) without much head or lacing. Orange blossom water is a clever and interesting addition, but doesn’t work in the brew for me and comes off as a sharp additive to a mild ale. Comes across as artificial and fails to redeem as I continue to drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Can, at LA Beerfest. Hmm, interesting idea, but I’m not sure the flavors really “work.” Color is light orange and perfectly clear. Head fades like a light lager. Flavor and aroma do in fact possess an orange blossom essence, but all in all the flavor is thin, too simple, and ultimately a bit clumsy. Finish has an interesting minerally bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Big orange soda type smell. Would work well on a hot day. Color is a vivid orange. Does habe a bit too much carbonation and faux orange taste to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Good for its style. Very good for its style. I hate this style. Pours copper-orange. Nose is hoppy, but not too much so. Notes of orange all over this one, which works.

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