Orange Blossom Wheat Beer | Papago Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Papago Brewing
Arizona, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by bigbelcher on 07-19-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
129
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
41.83%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 129
Reviews by Rampage1:
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4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer is a nice,clear golden color with a bright, white head that fades quickly.

Smell: This is one of the reasons I buy this beer. It reminds me a little of childhood and having orange push ups. Lots of orange in the noise followed by some nice toasty, malt.

Taste: This stuff goes down way too easy in the az sun. I like wheat beers in the summer and this one is at the top of my local list along with Four Peaks Hop Knot. I love the nice orange flavor followed by warm,toasty, biscuit flavors. No bitterness here just easy drinking oranges galore. A little vanilla on the end and definitely a little sweet which i like.

Mouthfeel: Very mellow carbonation which works ok although I wish it did have a little more mouth feel to it. It does deliver the orange flavors quite well though.

Overall: This is one easy drinking summer brew. I haven't had it for a while so on the way home after sweating my butt off in the 112 degree heat we had today stopped in to Papago to grab a growler. This one is a classic that I have had plenty of times and will continue to enjoy.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bisq
4.4/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of ksi4077
4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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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Photo of Covocali
2.87/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Fruity bitter taste with a non smooth feel. Would not drink again

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a golden yellow with minimal head that fades faster than parachute pants. Smells like light orange citrus with a hint of vanilla in there. The taste is very light and pleasant, a very well balanced orange/vanilla taste that does not overpower nor distract from this being beer. The finish is very very smooth, I can see myself drinking this all day in pool. Some posts state overwhelming orange smell and taste, my batch is just the opposite, very very mild orange vanilla balance, well done.

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Photo of Kylo76
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of tiler_frank
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of UlfAndreas
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kevbot
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of trevorpost
1.5/5  rDev -57%

Photo of naproxen
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Photo of good-BA-username
4.85/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of rosenthm
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very bland and mild tasting. Little wheat flavor.

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Photo of Gusler
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of GraemeH
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JonAdams
3.04/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Geuzedad
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
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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Photo of Bunny_Shawe
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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Orange Blossom Wheat Beer from Papago Brewing
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