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Orange Blossom Wheat Beer - Papago Brewing

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84
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 17.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Papago Brewing visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our most popular beer. A light American Wheat Ale flavored with Mandarin Orange and Vanilla. Like a liquid old fashioned creamsicle.

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 07-19-2005)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pretty, clear orange with little head. The lack of head is offset by how pretty the beer looks as light filters through the glass. Scents of orange, wheat malt, and a slight hint of both cracker and cream. Taste follows the nose, orange, wheat malt, cream and a cracker taste on the finish. Very nice, very refreshing and reminiscent of an orange cream popsicle. Mouthfeel was light bodied, with moderate carbonation, fitting a wheat beer. This is a pretty good wheat beer, not too heavy and with a nice, unique flavor. I'd have it again.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not a style I normally enjoy, but it was probably the most popular beer being poured on both trips so when in Rome...

The color: hazy straw, blonde wheat with about 1 finger of head that dissipated after a minute or so.

The flavor is definitely the most unique of all hef's I have enjoyed. There is no doubt about the orange zest in it, but there is this sweet vanilla like flavor as well which lingers. Others have said orange sherbert or marshmallow, I agree on both fronts, its something sweet and candy like almost.

worth a try if you are in the area and want to branch out a bit.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Papago
The beer from the tap is slightly bemused golden amber with a tall frothy head that is off white in color and the texture semi-creamy, the resultant lace a thick and clingy sheet upon the glass. Nose has a light hint of orange peal, brisk and clean, also a tad earthy start is sweet with a light grain profile and the top light in feel. Finish is light in acidity, the hops pleasant and the orange like sweetness lingers long, a great summer beer, that when well today in the desert heat.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at Papagos. It was served in a Weizen glass.

Beer is a clear orange golden color with a one inch creamy head that faded but left lots of lacing.

First thing that hits you is vanilla! Followed y orange and a bit of wheat on the nose. Reminded me of a cream sicle just like it was advertised.

Taste was a rush of orange and vanilla with a nice malty wheaty finish with just a slight sweet finish.

Mouthfeel was vey smooth and light.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer even though I am not a big fruit beer fan. However I can see this being a real thirst quencher in the hot AZ sun although it was 45 degrees out when I sampled this one. Definitely a beer you need to try as it is unique among craft beers. Way to go Papago!

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On tap into a pilsner glass. I must confess, this was my wife's and I sampled hers. A pale orange color with a finger of white head. The aroma was of orange and hinted of something else I couldn't quite place, possibly marshmellow, but it was very pleasant. I think the aroma was the best part. It tasted just like I expected--an orange wheaty beer, not very complex, and the mouthfeel was unusually fizzy. If you like this sort of beer, you might find this very drinkable, but it's not quite my style.

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Orange Blossom Wheat Beer from Papago Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.