Orange Blossom Cream Ale | Buffalo Bill's Brewery

BA SCORE
71
okay
656 Ratings
THE BROS
58
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Orange Blossom Cream AleOrange Blossom Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery
California, United States
buffalobillsbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

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

Added by Reidrover on 12-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
656
Reviews:
361
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
22.92%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 656 |  Reviews: 361
Photo of woodychandler
4.22/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I drank & reviewed their Pumpkin Ale last weekend and a lightbulb came on in my head regarding the bottle backlog here at Chez Woody. Lo & behold, I had a bottle of this awaiting review!

From the bottle: "Brewed with honey and orange peel with orange flower extract added".

I Pop!ped the cap and began an extremely gentle pour into an awaiting schooner glass. Interestingly, despite obvious carbonation in the form of bubbles, I could not raise any head, even with a vigorous swirl once in the glass. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like honeysuckle! I kid you not. It was really pleasant and very evocative of springtime. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was spot-on as far as a Dreamsicle/Creamsicle was concerned! Orange sherbet wrapped around a vanilla ice cream center. The orange was sweet orange, not at all bitter, less like orange zest and more like orange juice or extract. I know that there will be incredulity at the idea that a self-avowed hophead enjoyed something this sweet, and it was sweet, let me assure you. It just brought back memories of when I was a wee one and Dreamsicles/Creamsicles were my favorite. Finish was sweet and very orange-y with a bit of vanilla. Mmmm.

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Photo of KACK1533
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was decent, but left me longing for more. Slightly bitter with oranges in the nose. This beer also confused me, as to whether or not this is a fruit beer or a wheat beer because there was also a subtle hint of wheat in the taste and nose. Overall I probably wouldn't have this again, unless it tickled my fancy.

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Photo of Cimperman17
2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The look of the beer was Orange (obviously.) It had a white color head that disappeared fast and it looked very murky. Smelled like orange and wheat. The taste was kind of sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Felt very light in the mouth.

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Photo of tdm168
3.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DucksFan16
2.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hozersr
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PunchBroadbent
3.76/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good sessioning beer for the summer!

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.09/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

One of the worst beers IMO.

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Photo of epyon396
2.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joe12pk
3.99/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dee-lish! These go down so smooth. And so yummy. Would make a great summer session.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of micropale
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've always liked the up front big flavor on this brew. Haven't had it in a long time.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev +32.9%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of bundy462
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Patrick_E_Sweeney
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Mnykamp
3.84/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Terry60430
1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

I did manage to finish one, but the other 5 bottles were donated to the high-life drinking college kids down the street.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gater_ade
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Orange Blossom Cream Ale from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
3.01 out of 5 based on 656 ratings.
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