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Orange Blossom Cream Ale - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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Orange Blossom Cream AleOrange Blossom Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

597 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 22.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light ale with hints of fresh orange. Brewed with sweet orange peel, orange blossom extract and honey.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 12-13-2003)
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Ratings: 597 | Reviews: 351 | Display Reviews Only:
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dertyd

California

1/5  rDev -66.8%

01-31-2013 09:01:55 | More by dertyd
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sendbeer

Georgia

1/5  rDev -66.8%

10-23-2012 21:21:38 | More by sendbeer
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -66.8%

08-21-2012 03:14:44 | More by tmars13
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JasonLRose


1/5  rDev -66.8%

07-20-2012 09:08:09 | More by JasonLRose
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terence

California

1.05/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a hazy texture. Very small head, not even one finger. It quickly dissipated and left no lacing at all.

S: Strong orange aroma, but artificial. Not very pleasing. It smelled like bad orange flavor candy.

T: Poor orange flavor, almost reminded me of Tang. Very thin and watery. A very unbalanced flavor. Almost no malt or hop flavors.

M: A lot carbonation and very light-bodied. Slight unpleasant aftertaste.

O: Not a good beer at all. I was unable to finish this one; will not drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 19:54:50 | More by terence
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thechaacster

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours a light copper, slightly hazed. Looks like a regular beer so far... hey, where's the head? And what's that smell? Yeesh, this beer is unearthly. The orange flavor is intense and very SOUR. There is some unremarkable ale flavor under there, but the orange stomps it out like a cigarette butt. Supposedly a summer thirstquencher, but I shudder at the thought of drinking this as a session beer. Seriously, if you are hell bent on a beer with orange flavor, then just get a Blue Moon (or whatever) with a slice of orange from your corner pub, because this one is a drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2005 07:11:46 | More by thechaacster
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311Reeves

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -58.5%

01-17-2014 19:22:36 | More by 311Reeves
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BeerLover99

Illinois

1.43/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: cloudy deep yellow/orange hue, no head, no lacing

S: big honey, floral, orange peel

T: sweet honey, floral, orange, long sour odd aftertaste

M: light, big carbonation, sticky

O: Think Zima meets Orange soda. Very bubbly
and can barely drink one.

PASS ON THIS!

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 19:41:58 | More by BeerLover99
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evilkorova

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

12-31-2011 19:25:20 | More by evilkorova
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

06-01-2014 01:34:40 | More by lisahope27
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

12-27-2013 00:19:37 | More by KerryCummins1977
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

06-18-2013 14:31:13 | More by mrfrancis
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

01-10-2013 22:13:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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babyhobbes

Ohio

1.53/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This feels like a beer. This looks like a beer. It has a light amber color and a white head.

Does it smell like a beer? No. This smells so much like the orange disinfectant I use in the kitchen I was very hesistant to drink it. I really tried to smell the honey as noted on the label but was unsuccessful. The taste really matches the odor. Just think pseudo-oranges and orange soda. In fact, you might be better off just saving your money and buying orange soda. This brew isn't as sweet as your typical soda pop but definitely has the carbonated orange thing down.

I was unable to finish this bottle. I just can't take the weird cleanser smell. Good luck if you decide to try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2004 18:43:47 | More by babyhobbes
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bashiba

Iowa

1.53/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured a light orange color with almost no head.

Smells exactly like orange soda pop, think fanta, sunkist, or orange crush.

Taste is a odd mix of watered down orange pop flavoring and a bit of beer. No hops or malt to speak of.

Mouthfeel is ultra thin and watery.

Not a real drinkable beer, in fact barely a beer, its closer to the smirnoff and bacardi malternatives than it is to a real beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 02:08:30 | More by bashiba
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Blakaeris

Iowa

1.53/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours clear yellow-orange with little to no head.

Smell is artificial orange. Period.

Taste is similiar to the nose, with the addition of a very slight maltiness.

Mouthfeel is lighter than light.

Is this a wine cooler? I will not drink this again... Although not completely undrinkable - this isn't beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2006 02:31:28 | More by Blakaeris
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pmcadamis

Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Applejuice apearance in all ways. No head whatsoever.

S - Gentle floral, orange, and vanilla scent. Also apples and applejuice.

T - Tastes like Orange Crush soda, only more salty and bitter. For a beer with such a nice aroma to be so misleading is sad. This sucks.

M - Super fizzy soft-drink in a can feel. Way overcarbonated.

D - Never again. Is this even beer?

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2007 05:43:23 | More by pmcadamis
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jsanford

Georgia

1.65/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle into a Pint Glass.

Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving just the slightest of haze. Aromas of orange cream coda and perhaps a bit of sweet malt. Ugh. Yeah, this tastes like an orange cream soda with a touch of toasted malt. Thin body with prickly carbonation. This is nasty, basically an orange soda. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 21:36:28 | More by jsanford
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zeff80

Missouri

1.65/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Poured out an orange color with a small, short-lived, white head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smells of orange, like an orange soda.

T - It tasted like an orange soda, too. It really reminded me of the orange drink that McDonald's sells. There is a odd spiciness, too.

M - It was way too carbonated. It was very light-bodied.

D - I'll say this. It looked like an okay beer. McDonald's orange is good as a sweet Kool-Aid type drink, but it doesn not make a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2007 16:49:48 | More by zeff80
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BeerBuilder

Minnesota

1.68/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Clear golden-orange in color with a white head that quickly diminishes to a ring. The aroma is sweet, and of orange. It reminds me of an orange soda. It has a bit of malt aroma in the back. The flavor is of orange with a tad bit of malts. It is like a watered down orange soda. It finishes somewhat dry. It is a light bodied “beer”, if you wanna call it that, it seems more like an alcopop than a beer. Don’t bother on this one. It is a piss poor excuse for a beer.

Sampled 3/26/04

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2004 17:13:03 | More by BeerBuilder
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SethB2

California

1.7/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

I feel confident that this is probably the worst beer I have reviewed to date.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Thin pour with no head. Amberish orange in color with no sign of lacing.

S - Smell like oranges. Citrisy extract smell followed by, well, not much, the smell is so strong that it blocks out anything else.

T - Wine cooler. Seriously. Alcoholic orange kool-aid. Ack.

M - Like a citris water.

D - Probably this cooler's best quality. It isn't anything I want to drink, but it is very light and very non offensive. Of course, that is an easy goal to achieve when you produce a watered down beer such as this.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2006 04:52:03 | More by SethB2
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TheLongBeachBum

California

1.7/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Some would say my sense of humor is poor, typically English, or just down right non-existent. But never let it be said that I don’t like a laugh. As such I started to stick one “joke beer” into each of a couple of Trades that I had with BigHuge.

Seems like he finally reciprocated, and got his own back tonight big time.

I just don’t know what to say here.

Thin.
Watery.
Orangey.

I kept thinking orange flavored Soda water. In fact, if there are any people familiar with Orange Tango, a soft drink made in the UK by Britvic, think of Orange Tango and you’re on the nail with this one.

It feels so right, it feels so fair,
The orange pulp went everywhere,
It’s in my toes and in my hair,
And I’m not wearing underwear.
So there.
….you know when you’ve been Tango’d.

So says the advert. Orange Tango was synonymous with crazy ass adverts in the UK, many of which got pulled, just like this product should.

I’ve been Tango’d tonight.

It’s gonna take me a while to top the lows of this one Huge!!!

Now I need a beer...

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2004 05:47:30 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

1.7/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Fizzy yellow orange brew topped in a bubbly coating of foam that dies very quickly. The aroma smells like orange drink. There are notes of bread as well.

Flavor is toned down and dominated by cheap orange drink. It has slight hints of malts every now and then, but it is basically a bad fruit drink. Do not even bother with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2004 22:26:41 | More by ElGuapo
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cliff1066

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

12-17-2012 02:37:50 | More by cliff1066
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Night

California

1.75/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours light copper with a bit of a gold tone. Small, bubbly white head; droopy arcs of lacing do not last. Aroma is reminiscent of Airborne or Emergen-C with a thin malty undertone. Mouthfeel is light bodied with fizzy carbonation like seltzer water. Flavor is flat and lightly sweet, watery-orangey with no real depth of character. Malts play out in the background with a pale character; notes of honey here and there. Taste of corn shows through, particularly in the finish. Aftertaste is stale and sweetish.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2007 21:58:43 | More by Night
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Orange Blossom Cream Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.