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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cream Ale brewed with honey and orange peel, with orange flower extract added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2004
I have a lot of respect for Buffalo Bills. Maybe it is all purely commercial, and I don't even like all of their beers (their Pumpkin...bleh!), but I love the creativity. This beer barely--BARELY--qualifies as beer, and you would barely even know it from a blind observation. It pours a orange-copper, and the aroma is distinctly of orange sherbert, one-dimensionally. The flavor is slightly different--Sunkist but also with a carbonated undertone that makes it taste like orange-flavored mineral water. I could barely detect any malt or hop flavors in a traditional sense. Only a bit of malty-sticky mouthfeel gave it away. It is very easy drinking since it is just like soda pop. Fun to drink, I think this could be very refreshing on a hot summer day. Worth trying, though I won't plan on drinking it too regularly.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Golden color with a moderate light cream colored head. Orange cream soda aroma, only a hint of pale malt which you really do have to look for. Initial light malt sweetness followed quickly by an artificial orange soda flavor that continues through and lingers. A bit overboard on the extract, light in the malt and honey. If you like orange soda, you'll like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2004
bottled: my wife came home with this yesterday, figures. poured golden orange with small head that disipated. aroma definately all citrus in the nose. slight taste of orange (baby aspirin) at first goes away fast with no real aftertaste. no malt or hop character to speak of. reminds me of tonic water with orange flavoring. it says seasonal for winter, definately not for winter but summer, could be refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Medium gold color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is orange and fruity. A light to medium bodied ale. Malts are mild and slightly fruity. No real hop flavors to speak of, Orange-ish with a moderate to light sweetness. Its more orange soda than beer, but still drinkable. Neutral balance. This would make a much better summer seasonal than a winter seasonal, as a winter seasonal its way to light in body and flavor. Touches of honey sweetness. Smooth flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BendBeerRater (5) - USA - FEB 7, 2004 does not count
Not bad...but not good either. Good orange flavor but too sweet for me. Reminds me of Grant's, but I think I liked this slightly better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 This beer is not very good....I think a description of "a malty Sunkist" would suffice. Not much to it.....orange in color, weak head, blah blah....weak aroma, just nothing to brag about here. A light, thin, crispy bottle of orange crap. My favorite waitress in Houston served me this beer in a bottle at the Gingerman....she was kind enough to offer to take it back for me, but I wouldnt let this beast of a beer take the place of her "closing beer" which was at stake here.....I sucked it up and drained this mess. Alas, I survived and ordered a foghorn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Orange lollipop swet taste with an orange candy aroma. Light golden pour with a quickly dissapating head. Sharp initial orange bite with a nice dry hop finish. Very light and much too sweet for it to be anything but a young girl beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2004
This looks remarkably like orange shasta, minus all the fizz (well most of it). The problem with fruit beers like this is you have to drink it almost immediately or else it takes a nosedive into treacherous water as does this. With any warming of the glass this beer, which initially tastes of tart orange and candy, becomes increasingly dingy and skunky. Even when cold this is overly crisp and beneath all the the orange goo there is an unmistakable tinny flavor I'm not too fond of. Avoid this, or drink it as fast as possible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Bottle. Clear golden color with a small white head that diminished rapidly. Sweet orangey aroma, like the orange flavored jelly candies and a mild hop scent. Sweet orangey flavor, orange sherbert with a dry finish and slight astringency. Light body and highly carbonated. Kind of a "chick beer".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 25, 2004
I thought this was a suprisingly good beer, not great, but very solid. Orange, and flowers are the present aromas and tastes just like the name says. This is like Orange Soda without the sugar. It is worth a try if it is available in your area.

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