Orange Dreamsicle
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #104
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,512
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 7.74%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
73
From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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Wants
  21
Gots
  8
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: sour ale with oranges and vanilla added
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.46/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Pours orange and a little hazy. Smells of oranges and vanilla. Mostly vanilla. Tastes much more orangey. Tart orange. Pretty sour. Vanilla lends the illusion of creaminess. Lingering sourness. Medium light. It's pretty good.

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives the color of Minute Maid orange juice and is capped by an inch of foam that leaves splashy lacing

Smell: Orange tones dominate with some tart wheat character underneath

Taste: Lactic orange with a tangy wheat aspect, up front; the tartness builds, through the middle and there is a hint of vanilla in the finish which grows, somewhat, as the liquid warms

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A fun beer but I am a bit surprised by the hype around it

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Aroma is sweet and fruity reminding of bubblegum. Taste is tart, tropical and perfumey. Body is light, dry and refreshing.

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Photo of FBarber
3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Quick thought on this one - this is simultaneously one of the strangest beers and yet, its exactly what they were going for. Lots of orange flavor - sweet and juicy juice like. Then you get the vanilla that gives off an vanilla ice cream flavor. And then your brain registers that this super sour berliner tastes like a creamsicle. Not my cup of tea, nor is it really a berliner weisse, but it does accomplish what it set out to do - taste like a sour creamsicle.

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Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I was super excited for this one. Poured out a nice orange color. Tasted like a creamsicle. Initially you tasted a nice orange flavor which was followed by a vanilla finish. Really cool summer beer.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Think orange Gatorade mixed with a melted creamsicle
Light and delicate flavors that are helped by a good amount of carbonation. Had this poured into a 4oz glass, wish my glass was bigger

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Photo of JamLand
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Everything you'd want from the look and feel of a Berliner. Amazing nose and taste. My only knock is limited tartness, not representative of the style. However, taste is great. I'm not entirely sure this is a beer, tastes more like a soda/pop/soft drink insert your local colloquiallism here.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Microbrew Invitational....Pours a vibrant orange color. White head that dissipates a bit but lingers a little. The nose on this is outstanding - orange and vanilla...reminds me of my childhood and eating an orange creamsicle. The flavors are spot on with a nice tartness. Finishes to a wonderful vanilla flavor.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Microbrew sample. The third J. Wakefield beer I tried and all three were pretty awesome. SO much flavor for 3.5%. Super tart oranges. I got a pretty prominent vanilla flavor, too. It was pretty detectable throughout. I liked how thw tartness kept going in the finish. Great.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. First off, this tastes like a dream... or perhaps a dreamsicle! Though only a few, the potent combo of flavors is perfect. Smell is vanilla to the face. Taste brings plenty of candied orange to go with the odiferous vanilla and some slight wheat. Feels a little thin and sourness is inconsistent from sip to sip. But a great beach beer

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep vibrant orange color. White head that dissipates a bit but lingers in a ring. Some lacing on the glass. The nose on this is outstanding: Orange and vanilla working together in perfect harmony. Flavors reflect similarly with a nice tartness to balance the sweet flavors. Nice carbonated mouthfeel that bursts on the tongue. Next big thing from these guys

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Orange Dreamsicle from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 73 ratings