hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear, golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Terrific retention and adequate lacing. Smells like Orange Crush. The flavor tastes like a suicide made with 1/2 Orange Crush and 1/2 American Pale Ale. The flavor is not nearly as sweet as the aroma. Well-balanced. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Short, bitter, dry finish. Better than anticipated, but nothing to write home about.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with quickly disappearing head. Pleasant aroma of oranges but weak amd watery in the mouth and weak in the flavor department. Would not drink again.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wheat & fruit beer night here, and this is just not good. Darker side of golden, white non-lasting head. Nose is orange crush and my CK Crave (orangey, spicy, vanilla cologne) Smells good on me, but not on my beer. Flavor is similar with with added notes of light honey and orange zest. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, orange crush (like REM)finish. Nice try anyway...
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light (like pils) golden color with an aroma that reminds me of orange pekoe tea, meaning fruit spicy. The taste is dry with a thin citrus presence that fades to a hops aftertaste. Poor head retention, no lace, and only light carbonation activity.
Goblincat (379) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice gold-orange with a thin short-lived head. The nose is great, with lots of sugary orange. Reminds me of smalling Orange Crush. Very smooth and simple with a great orange peel finish. Not very complex, but fun to drink.
bluekidney (8) - Sumner, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2004 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Top Foods, Lake Tapps: The aroma was delightful -- made me think of an orange creamsicle (oh, days of my youth!). Light and fruity, but a slight orange bitter after bite -- probably due to the orange rind/peel combination -- the bitterness to the drink makes it extra great to sip when it's hot out.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with a small white head. Smell reminds me of an orange creamcicle. Taste is orange and tangy- nice, but not something I'd drink on a regular basis.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good orange aroma. slightly darker than your standard lager. Flavor is light with lots of orange and some coriander. Made me think of soda. But I don't understand everyone who bought the bottle with the orange, that says orange, and then are pissed off when it delivers the orange. Extra points for innovation and trying something new. I like it.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Surprisingly, I liked this ale. Very pronounced orange aroma and flavor. Nice honey balance. Could have benefited from a little more hop character. Zero head for a cream ale and this hurts the rating as it misses on style.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2004
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Bottle: Take some Saint Josephs chewable orange flavored Aspirin, dissolve in Budweiser, and you will have Buffalo Bills Orange Blossom Cream Ale. I’ve tried 2 of their beers , this and the pumpkin, and both are gimicky-foo-foo marketing ploys. Does this brewery Have a true beer they call their "flagship?