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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 1-pint can, purchased at the brewery. Pours a bright, clear, deep orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of candy-like orange flavoring, creamsicle, and basic wet malts; slightly odd, but a nice fruit character and candy-like sweetness. Medium mouthfeel: average carbonation; a touch of cardboard, basic orange notes, and (again) that creamsicle presence of childhood; unrestricted basic sugar and orange candy character; drinkable, without the overt fakeness expected of beers like this; a unique orange blossom character overall; genuine-ish. There’s a touch of spearmint/toothpaste character here, which either speaks of my toothpaste or a slightly minty note. Medium finish: orange sugar, floral notes and a creamsicle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Can 46,7 cl. Courtesy of BelgianBeerGal. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Piquante, spicy and perfumy nose. Medium body, a little low in carbonation with spicy almost herbal notes and a lightly astringent finish. Interesting. 130809

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (21076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
Can at Papsř. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of oranges, spices and yeast. Fruity flavour of oranges, spices and flowers. Fruity finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31474) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2009
1 us pint. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry, spiced and perfumed. Flavoured is milded perfumed, mild citric and bitter flavoured. Perfumed flavoured and fruity finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
Cloudy orange with a medium of white head. Aroma had chemicals, perfurme and soap. Flavour was womewhat sweet with perfurme, soap and spices.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Pint can. Fills pint glass all the way to the brim, including a 1" head that has a slight orange tone to it. Dark orange body. Haze present. Carbonation bubbles present. Aroma is a cross between an orange and hops. Flavor of orange as well. Orange flavor on the palate in the aftertaste. Not exactly a beer I’d run out to drink all by its lonesome, but I could see drinking this while eating a spicy food such as curry or hot-and-sour soup.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2009
16oz can courtesy of jh1982 poured into a tulip. Pours a bright hazy copper with a big creamy beige head that leaves decent lacing and sticks around as a ring for a while. The aroma is not bad and is a soft combination of oranges and flowery perfume. There are hints of grains behind the orange blossoms. The taste is a little more bitter than the aroma would indicate with the flowery orange taste up front with some malty sweetness in the background. The finish is definitely a bit bitter with a an overall orange soda feel to the taste. The mouthfeel is bubbly and furthers the feeling of an orange soda. This is certainly not a bad beer but after the novelty of the orange blossoms in the first few sips it gets a bit tiresome, limiting the drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Can from BelgianBeerGal (Thanks!) Rich hazy orange pour, little carbonation and rich orange and floral aroma. Flavor was initially sweet and pleasant herbal orange, but finished kind of bitter and funky. Decent!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2009
16 ounce can from BelgianBeerGal. Thanks! Pours a burnished copper color with a thin head. Fair retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts with distinct orange and light honey notes. Taste is honey, floral notes, orange and light grain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djensen47 (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Full review with photos, why cans are great, and links to other reivews can be found here -- http://beer47.com/2009/03/buckbean-original-oran review:----- Appearance. Orange Blossom Ale pours our of the can smoothly with a nice thick frothy head. The beer is coudy and has a color that is somewhere between dark honey and light amber.----- Smell. Upon opening the can, the smell is bready and yeasty but the bouquet becomes fruity and sweet-floral, like the scent of jasmine or orange blossom flowers. The floral bouquet is quite intense but in the background there is still a hint of malted grains, this is still a beer.----- Taste. Original Orange Blossom ale has a sweet honey maltiness without actually being sweet. There is a touch of hop bitterness making it crisp and clean coupled with a floral and fruity orange flavor.----- Mouthfeel. This beer is a light to medium bodied beer that goes down very smooth. For some reason, I feel that I want more carbonation.----- Drinkabil Original Orange Blossom Ale is highly drinkable and very refreshing.----- Serving type: can


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