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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A light and refreshing golden ale for spring brewed with 6 gallons of local orange blossom honey and the peels of 25 pounds of oranges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy orange peel aroma. Fruity malty weak hoppy orange flavor with weak hints of honey. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy orange finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Lots of orange peel to the nose, a light citric tartness, some biscuit malt, and yeast. Has a little bit of a corn note, too. The flavor is sweet and malty with a nice biscuit note. There’s also a lot of orange and orange peel flavor. A light tartness and some floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
This one is not really my style. Orange and floral character with some honey and sugar. Decent, but again not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Light yellow pour, white head. Loads of honey and oranges in the aroma. Amazingly floral. Flavor is all wildflowers, honey and oranges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
Amber with a white head. Aroma is light fruit, caramel, and light citrus. Taste is orange candy, interesting toffee, and floral hops. Too candy like for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
A sweet aroma - maybe more like flowers than oranges - but I guess that’s what the name implies! A very smooth sweet body, little hop presence. Almost too sweet for my liking, but a very unique and interesting beer. I’m impressed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2009
On tap at the pub in Goleta. Poured a nice deep orange color with a thin white head. Aroma was like opening a big jar of orange blossom honey while peeling a Clementine. Lots of orange aroma here. Flavor was big oranges, citrus, sweet, juicy. but not cloying. This was a refreshing beer. I could see enjoying this a lot on a hot summer day. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a dark orange body covered by light, white head. Aroma of wheat and some light orange. Taste is wheat, honey and very light oranges. Exteremely refreshing. Lightly carbonated and a watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Draught at the brewpub. Golden color with a small white head. The aroma has lots of sweet orange and honey, with the orange dominating; pretty nice combo actually. The flavor follows suit, with light orange accents and a larger honey sweetness. Light bodied, but the sweetness adds a little stickiness to the finish. The first couple sips were nice, but the honey was just too much sweetness for my tastes. If it were a little more dried out and subtle, this would be a really pleasant drink.

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