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Buffalo Bills Brewery

Buffalo Bills Brewery
Blood Orange Imperial Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Buffalo Bills Brewery
Blood Orange Imperial Ale

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Brilliant amber color. Lively, fruity, sweet aromas of orange slices and gelatin candy and frosted lemon scone with a soft, bright, effervescent, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, carefree orange marmalade on toast, blood orange chiffon, and dreamsicle finish. A nice creamy orange flavored ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, smooth & mild & malty
Aroma Aroma: orange slices and gelatin candy and frosted lemon scone
Taste Flavor: orange marmalade on toast, blood orange chiffon, and dreamsicle
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chevre, Goat Cheese, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice creamy orange flavored ale.

The Producer

Buffalo Bill's Brewery

The Producer
1082 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541-4108
USA
1 510-888-0695

Fruit Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.