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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Known as Valencia Amber Ale

Our limited-release Valencia Amber Ale is crafted with roasted malts, Valencia orange peel, and a touch of wheat for an uplifting orange, caramel aroma. It’s the perfect inspiration for taking advantage of the season.

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2.6
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 12 oz bottle into a Hunahpu’s snifter. Hey, at least it’s not as bad as putting Budweiser Black Crown in it...from notes. A: Pours an orange-amber color, with no head. I’ll chalk it up to my glass being somewhat dirty at this stage. S: There’s some orange and sweet caramel. Pretty blah, which isn’t too surprising. T: An orange-y start fades into a finish of really bland wheat. If the nose was pretty blah, the flavor is really blah. M: Relatively light and crisp. Still, the sweetness detracts from the drinkability too much. O: Eh, not great. Still, I’ve had far worse.

3
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2013
Copper pour with bubbly white head. Aroma of orange zest and a flat maltiness. Light malt with a floral bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy. Not much to it but ok.

2.4
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts and a hint of orange. Taste of malts, orange and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear orange / amber brew with small pale head. Aroma of light malt and metal. Taste is sweet malt with a modestly dry finish. Wheat? Orange peel? I’m not connecting to them... But it is relatively full bodied and pleasant.

3.2
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Date code: JUL1513.

Appearance: Pours out an amber-hued body, great clarity, with a not-so-great, very thin, white head.

Smell: Sweetish scent of toffee atop bready, scantly grainy malts with just a tickling of wheat and a juicy orange topnote.

Taste: Toffee-laced, bready grains, moderately sweet adjoined to a sip of everyday OJ. Minimal hop character, bitterness. Slight wheaty accent here and there. Orange peel taste on the back-half and into the drying, zippy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: While the VAA is not exactly bad, I just wasn’t exactly keen on the flavors presented here.

2.7
radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at relatives house poured into lager glass. Coppery-orange color with white head. Aroma of light caramel malt and some orange peel. Taste brought out the wheat flavor, malt sweetness with some orange-citrus notes. Light body, high carbonation, smooth, quick finish. Not going to be really memorable, overall just alright.

2.7
scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at home. Aroma is of malt with very distant orange. The flavor is pretty standard, toasty, some sweetness, with a crisp and citrusy finish. Not much orange at all. Refreshing, light, and drinkable. Great for spring, but overall its very boring.

2.5
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a copper color with a citrus aroma. Taste is crisp with no complexity. Very little aftertaste, a good beer to have on a hot day but not very flavorful.

3.4
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2013
Sweet and somewhat semooth. VEry itneresting and nice to have while relaxing. Blue Moon brews interesting things always.

2.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is lightly fruity with a little bit of orange, some toasted malt, and a light touch of caramel. The flavor doesn’t show much influence from the orange, save for a bit of light citrus on the late finish. The flavor is much more of a straight forward Amber, a mix of toasted and slightly caramel maltiness, minimal to no hops. A little sticky and clingy in mouthfeel with soft fizzy carbonation. I’ve had a lot worse, but this one isn’t exactly special.


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