Buckbean Original Orange Blossom Ale



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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Orange Blossom Ale. Inspired by the rich fragnance of blooming orange groves, this copper colored ale combines the flavor and aroma of real orange tree flowers with a well balanced, full flavored ale to produce a real treat for the senses. Munich and light Caramel malts produce a smooth, creamy malt complexity, and American hops give the beer a bright, refreshing bitterness and dry finish. The orange blossom aroma blends superbly with the other beer flavors, providing a unique dimension that is the perfect complement to tangy, herbal or spicy foods, soft cheeses or pastries.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2731) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
Can. Pours a hazy amber/orange colour with a big white head. Aroma had nice hints of orange and a lot of yeast. Flavor had a lot of orange with a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
prettyham (27) - California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Not one of my favorites. For some reason I just cant get past the flavor. Appearance is good. I had this on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
[Can] Dark golden in color with a very fizzy soda-like head. Sweet aroma of oranges, cleaning products and clover honey. The flavor was heavy on the orange with wheat and other thin malts. Seemed to me like a blonde ale with added orange flavor. Thin mouthfeel. Honestly, its not as terrible as it sounds. Quite drinkable, but it gets pretty sweet towards the end. Wouldnt be a bad lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle; poured an orange-copper color with a medium sized, fizzy head. Aroma of orange blossom, zest, perfume, and fruit. Flavor was definitely not as exuberant as the aroma. Somewhat muddied and confused. Lingering orange flavor. Caramel and bread and fruit prior. Wierd at times, but ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2011
(16oz can). Pours a hazy amber color with 1 finger chunky off-white head. Aroma have lots of perfumey notes with a bit of light fresh orange. Taste follows suit with a non-descript malt backbone yet that perfume taste is there followed with a slight hop bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. As I drink more I am reminded of orange blossoms and thats the key here. This is not like Papagos creamsickle-like orange blossom wheat beer. This is more about the flower and the beer seems as if it was steeped with orange blossoms as if it were a tea. Having said that, I dont really like this beer, but I get what they were trying to do and maybe they were even successful. I now know its not a flavor I like in beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2011
Yellow pour. Perfume, oranges, more perfume, sandalwood aroma. Flavor is like sandalwood, light citrus, hops...yucky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
Big on the orange man. Aroma, flavor, its everywhere. Good bittering on the mid to finale. Very fresh tasting. Not my dram of scotch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2011
Can pours hazy orange with a light orange/khaki head. Aroma shows primarily floral with notes of orange blossom. Doug mentioned that what makes them different from everyone else is their use of actual orange blossom petals versus others who use orange blossom honey. It definately shows! Flavor has a dry wheat background with very dominate orange floral qualities as well as a touch of (lavender?). Overall body is light and finishes with light bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Pours straight up like an orange soda with a medium white head. The aroma is orange floor cleaner and funky wheat. The taste is beyond bad. Bitter orange peel, with thin carbonated water and a nasty funk one needs to taste and cannot be properly described in words. I like the idea but its really poorly executed unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
16oz can. Rating #76. Hazy dark orange color with a creamy off white head. Light citrus and a sweet spice aroma, I want to say allspice or something like that, very interesting. Metallic and kind of sour, plastic band-aid as well. (1510)

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