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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Can from Frugal McDoogal. Pours an orange amber with a slight haze and an ivory head. Floral and orange perfumy aroma, almost like air freshener. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation and slight creaminess to the texture. Flavor of pale caramel malts, orange, and flower petals countered by a moderate herbal bitterness that carries through to the finish. Sweetness is not overdone. Different, but not terrible. Kudos for being unique.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
This orange blossom ale is very bad. It tastes incredibly artificial, do not get it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
viking1212 (10) - Sparks, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2011
I used to live in SoCal, and the aroma is exactly like an orange grove in bloom ... fantastic. Nice copper color and surprisingly balanced flavor; not sweet or cloying at all, decent bitterness, toasty malt character. Medium body, refreshing, best on a warm day but a great, overall beer. Definitely one of a kind.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (4565) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2011
Can from Beers of Europe. Unclear dark orange colour, off-white head. Aroma is light malted, perfume, fruity, orange and peach. Flavour is sweet malty, artificial fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnRMurdoch (4788) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Can from Bullit of Europe. Strong orange hop aroma. Cloudy orange colour. Dry lucozade flavour. Interesting rather than good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2011
Can from BoE. Orange gold colour with a white head. Delicate orange blossom waft in the malty aroma is the best thing about this beer. The taste is rather odd. theres the same very gentle orange taste, but also a rather heavy, dusty sour aspirin flavour that I didnt particularly like. Some bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CrazyBeerLover (4) - Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2011 does not count
TOTALLY SURPRISED!! I went and did a tasting at Buckbean and got free samples of all their beers on tap. I was not even going to try this beer because I do not like orange flavors, but the nice gal behind the bar convinced me to try it. She told me that it is NOT a fruit beer, but has orange blossoms in the beer that paired with hops. That intrigued me. My first couple of sips was had too much aroma, but after that, I started to really dig this beer. I ended buying a 4-pack and had some Thai food with it (Buckbean suggestion) and was absolutely blown away. What a great food pairing. Now that I have had a couple of these, I could see pairing food with this all the time and enjoying this brew on hot days. It is really good and for those that are afraid to try it, open you mind to this unique beer. I was told there is no other beer in the world that uses orange blossoms. My wife loved it too and she is not much of a beer gal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Great sweet honey and orange aroma. Color is a cloudy orange, slightly amber. flavor is like quinine and some dusty newspaper. Not really good, but not hard to swallow either. $-pack of cans from J Barleycorn in Nashville.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Canned. A hazy golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of straw. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Clear orange yellow, beige off white foam. Aroma is oranges, wow, cleaner like almost, sweet. Taste is more orange cleaning product, sweet, metal. Not my thing.

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