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Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner - Florida Beer Company

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 20.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 09-19-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

MPSTARR, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +46%

Nice light tasting beer for hot days

Dheil, Sep 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

klesniew, Sep 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of a0lbudman
3.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

a0lbudman, May 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

rorjets, Aug 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

harpus, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of jlindros
2.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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.

jlindros, Jan 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Sturmthis, Oct 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

redfire89, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +46%

broller, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

HamGlade10, Apr 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

inbierveritas, Feb 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

animal69, Jan 09, 2012
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

CGMLS3, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of david18
3.73/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

david18, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WoodBrew, Apr 19, 2011
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Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner from Florida Beer Company
67 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.