Orange Dreamsicle
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #104
ABV:
6%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,491
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 7.74%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
73
From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  21
Gots
  8
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: sour ale with oranges and vanilla added
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Alieniloquium from Florida

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.

Apr 06, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Jan 24, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

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.

May 30, 2017
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FBarber from Illinois

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.

Mar 11, 2017
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PhillyBoy23 from New Jersey

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.

Jan 20, 2017
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

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

Aug 22, 2016
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JamLand from District of Columbia

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.

Jul 26, 2016
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

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.

Jun 09, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

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.

Jun 06, 2016
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REVZEB from Illinois

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

Jun 05, 2016
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

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

May 22, 2016
Orange Dreamsicle from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 73 ratings