Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner - Florida Beer Company
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3.18/5 rDev +17.3%
A-Hazy golden color with a large white head that leaves a good lace around the glass
S-malt and hop mixture
T-hop and malt mixture with a hop bitter aftertaste that is not overpowering
M-light body and heavy carbonation
O-good beach beer with some hop flavor. I could see myself on the beach with one of these
05-10-2014 00:50:31 | More by a0lbudman
2.61/5 rDev -3.7%
Whoa... what bad reviews so far. Got this in a trade recently thanks to Lukahn (Reddit), normally this would be a great summer beer, but can't wait that long to try it.
At least it's not a screw cap. Pours a large fizzy quickly rising 2 finger head that keeps trying to fade but is quickly reinforced by the millions of bubbles streaming from the bottom, and not just the etch at the bottom of the SA PP glass. As the head fades, the edges fade first and it gets a little pillowy and collapses on itself, but alas no lacing, over a very clear slightly hazed golden pilsner color.
Nose starts a little yeasty, with very light pilsner malts underneath it, a light C02 aroma even there's so much carbonation, a hint of a pale malt maybe, and touch of grassy hops, but it's hard to get much aroma over the crazy yeasty trube aroma.
Taste brings more yeast, again like chewing on the trube. Then sourness, a slight infection like sourness or just a terrible beer flavor, not sure which. Light metallic tinny flavor, little adjunct malt, and a soda like sweetness really has a Sprite like flavor. Light gritty but semi dry finish, little yeast and sour Sprite flavor as well as lots of bleh!
MOuth is somehow both thin and gritty, grimy, way too much carbonation too.
Overall, I can see why this got bad reviews. It's hard to tell if infected or just a really bad beer, with the sourness, tinny flavors, yeasty overkill, way too much carbonation, and very little malt to begin with, and no hops. No way I'm gonna finish it.
01-10-2013 17:16:45 | More by jlindros
3.73/5 rDev +37.6%
I had a couple of bottles of this on a recent trip to Orlando. Not my favorite lager but not terrible either.
Appearance was lighter than an amber, darker than a pilsner. Good carbonation that didn't go away too fast.
Aroma was slightly malty with some grassy notes.
Flavor was decent and refreshing but nothing out of the ordinary. Not a bad end of the work day beer but nothing I would seek out on my own.
Overall, nothing really to complain about but it just didn't stand out in any way.
06-22-2011 20:09:12 | More by david18
3.18/5 rDev +17.3%
Hurricane Reef from Florida Beer Company was the second bottle of healing needed after tonights hockey game. The color is a mild cloudy golden…thin, almost non-existent head. Not much to sniff, maybe some grain. The taste is decent. There is a slight citrus to this beer that tastes pretty good. Very good mouthfeel and I could certainly spend some time on a beach drinking this treat. It is interesting….I did not know Caribbean Style Pilsner was even a genre.
04-18-2011 23:34:58 | More by WoodBrew
3/5 rDev +10.7%
A - Poured a golden color with a white head that leaves lacing behind
S - Has a light smell of pale malt with some grassy hops
T - Follows the nose slightly sweet malt with a touch of grassy hops
M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it
D - This really isn't a bad beer its just very average so nothing really sets it apart from other lagers out there buts its decently easy to drink I could drink a few of these while hanging out with friends
11-13-2010 19:15:15 | More by armock
2.45/5 rDev -9.6%
I can't say I'll be terribly sad to see my beer of the month subscription come to an end... but it's certainly helped me recalibrate my tastes!
This brew pours a rich, golden hue with some thick white head and tight bubbles, but holds only moderate retention and lacing. Still better than the macros.
On the nose this is slight, hints of stale cracker and some honey notes coming from what little hops there are and the pale malt base.
This is... not offensive on the palate, but it's one-dimensional and overly sweet, the malt is not nearly complex enough to stand on its own with so little hop backing, and it comes up short for it.
The carbonation seems right, but it's distinctly medium bodied and sweet up front, which leaves this feeling less refreshing than it should be. It's EASY to drink, and there's no off flavors, so a slight bump on drinkability, I'd take one of these over a Bud, but as a growing aficianado of GOOD pale lagers... this is not one of them.
09-02-2010 00:06:59 | More by errantnight
2.03/5 rDev -25.1%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my new Portsmouth tulip.
a - Pours a somewhat transparent golden color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of bready malts, sour fruity malts, grain, and some wheat. Wow, the sour fruit and bready malts combine into a truly awful smell. It just smelled skunked, but I don't think the beer has gone bad; I think this is how it is supposed to smell.
t - Tastes of wheat malts, some fruity malts, grain, and light citrus. Not as bad as the smell but quite bland.
m - Light, crisp body with moderate to high carbonation.
d - I wasn't a big fan of this beer at all. It smelled horrible, which was a big turn off. Taste was a little bland as well. I think this might be one of the worst beers I've ever had. I would not want to have again.
08-30-2010 23:10:02 | More by mdfb79
Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner from Florida Beer Company
67 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.