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Indian Wells Orange Blossom Amber

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Orange Blossom Amber is a classic American Lager style of beer, only made with fresh orange peels. This "festival favorite" was invented late night while Rick Lovett was brewing a test batch of beer and had eaten several oranges. He threw the peels into the boil.


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"ok on a 100 degree day, no more, no less. a nice orange peel aroma gives way to less pleasing smells as it warms, no complexity whatsoever, and not very good if not ice cold. this orange "amber" is orange atop a straw beer, so iím not sure where the amber part comes in..."

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was Tang. The flavor was Tangy. Medium length finish. Light body. Pretty awful.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
acasteel (26) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Like a dry mimosa more than a beer. Floral citrus nose followed by a ripe orange peel sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1839) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Adding orange peel to an American lager canít hurt but Iím not sure it really helps either.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12oz bottle pours an innocent clear copper with thin white head. The aroma pulses with Sunkist Orange soda notes along with a thin ring of powdered sugar. The taste punishes the wary with sugary Sunkist Orange soda like notes that are fully enhanced by the above average level of carbonation. I succumbed and poured most of it down the drain. This is likely a good beer for people who are convinced they hate beer due to its beer-y flavors.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a frothy white head. The aroma is fruit and cereal. Thin mouthfeel with a sour orange and tart. Not much going on with this one.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma smells like Sunkiss soda with some grain mixed in. The flavor is just as bad, with a lot of sweet orange and biscuit malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. Light lacing. It has the aroma is of an orange soad. flavor has a touch of lemon and herbal hops. Kind of a let down after the aroma. Medium body. Worth a try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(12oz bottle from Total Wine Arrowhead). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with thin white head. Good carbonation. Aroma has loads of orange candy, orange peel and some bread. Taste is sweet with orange dominating as one would expect. There is some light bitterness as well. Thin bodied with an oily texture. Smooth, sweet finish with carbonation being prickly on the tongue. Not bad for what it is.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (11552) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
A: The pour is a slightly hazed orange color with a very short lived off-white head. S: Smells completely fake. Orange candy and cough drops. A lot of menthol and mint, and a strange warmth. T: Tastes almost exactly like orange mints as well. Thereís quite a bit of menthol flavor to this as well, which is not something thatís necessarily bad, but not what I want in beer. M: The body is light with a moderate level of carbonation. D: This is hard to score. The flavors arenít necessarily awful, but they donít really belong in beer, and theyíre not something that you can drink a lot of.


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