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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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
viking1212 (10) - Sparks, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2011
I used to live in SoCal, and the aroma is exactly like an orange grove in bloom ... fantastic. Nice copper color and surprisingly balanced flavor; not sweet or cloying at all, decent bitterness, toasty malt character. Medium body, refreshing, best on a warm day but a great, overall beer. Definitely one of a kind.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gbrue (1) - Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2011 does not count
Had this beer while visiting a friend in CA. What a treat! We took it on a long hike and let me tell you, this is the beer you want to take. Very rewarding sitting by the lake sipping this fine brew. Smelled like being in an orange grove!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CrazyBeerLover (4) - Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2011 does not count
TOTALLY SURPRISED!! I went and did a tasting at Buckbean and got free samples of all their beers on tap. I was not even going to try this beer because I do not like orange flavors, but the nice gal behind the bar convinced me to try it. She told me that it is NOT a fruit beer, but has orange blossoms in the beer that paired with hops. That intrigued me. My first couple of sips was had too much aroma, but after that, I started to really dig this beer. I ended buying a 4-pack and had some Thai food with it (Buckbean suggestion) and was absolutely blown away. What a great food pairing. Now that I have had a couple of these, I could see pairing food with this all the time and enjoying this brew on hot days. It is really good and for those that are afraid to try it, open you mind to this unique beer. I was told there is no other beer in the world that uses orange blossoms. My wife loved it too and she is not much of a beer gal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
viking12 (2) - , Nevada, USA - DEC 8, 2008 does not count
Unique aroma, very like a blooming orange grove. medium malt body and color, but refreshing. Slightly bitter. Surprising and one of a kind beer.

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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4063) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
Can. Bronze with a small head. Unusual fruity flavour with lots of citrus. Quite weird.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4021) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2008
Can. Slightly hazy orange-amber with a small white head. Aroma of orange popsicle and mild caramel malt with a hint of hops. Medium bodied. Fresh tasting, with notes of orange water, floral tea, sweet malt and mild herbal hops with a refreshingly dry finish. A nice, fresh, summery ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2011
First Nevada rate thanks to dschiller, thanks Dave! Orange 16 oz can, Unfiltered orange-red color. Small, off white head. Smells sort of like gingered Sunkist, pretty artificial. Hmm. Really strange and unique beer. The orange blossom gives it a peaches and cream sweetness, some honeysuckle. Mellow, doughy brown malt current below the herbal, tropical orange. Interesting. Medium bodied, quite sessionable.

3.5
   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 Young’s double chocolate or left handed milk stout on top.


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