Buckbean has taken a bold step in their creation of a Orange Blossom Ale, and it may just be the most challenging beer I have honestly had. There is a very mild taste to the beer that allows the Orange Blossom taste to shine through, but one wonders what would honestly happen if there was a little more assertive beer taste present. As it is, there seems to be a more tea type of vibe here that never goes away, hiding the nearly-6% ABV perfectly.
For those individuals that have been inculturated into the major-brewery type of beer, I feel that Orange Blossom Ale may prove a little too challenging to properly enjoy.
However, for those that want to see exactly the type of bleeding-edge efforts that are possible with beers, the Buckbean Original Orange Blossom Ale may just be the next thing to pick up. I personally would not pick up a sixer based on my experience with the beer, but Buckbean has provided the framework for some very interesting fruit/beer blends in the near future.
Original Orange Blossom Ale (5.8 ABV) / Buckbean Brewing Company / http://www.buckbeanbeer.com