Orange Blossom Pilsner - Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC

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BA SCORE
68
poor

220 Ratings
THE BROS
63
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 20.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Loki on 08-24-2003

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Ratings: 220 | Reviews: 89
Reviews by otterbearfla:
Photo of otterbearfla
3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

4 fingers head

Honey aroma that is very light and almost airy

taste is honey and orange with very light hopping, lightly acid

mouth feel is light almost watery with a tangy sting

god for very hot weather. I could see this as a good tourist beer for something th really reflects interior Florida without bittiness. Ladies who I have shared it with who are not normally beer drinkers are fond of it.

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Photo of oberon
2.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thomas Creek makes some decent brews but this didnt cut it for me.Poured alighter golden with real orange hue a thinner quick to fade white head atop,the aromas werent bad,some toasted malt with a light dose of sharpness,the orange aroma is sweet smelling...artificial in nature.Sweet on the palate upfront wich is a turn off right away for me,the orange taste is nearly cloying and overpowers pretty much anything else.Just not my thing,I think I'll stay from the double version of this as well.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.68/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Dec 2007.

Here we have a "pilsner" brewed with honey, Cascade hops and fine pilsner malt from America's heartland. They also call it "Florida's Honey Beer" even though it is contract brewed in South Carolina. Right away the marketing should be retooled, but it's the beer that counts right?

Fizzy snapping crackling white head drops like bubbles from a soda, dirty straw color with a filtered clarity. Hint of sweet honey in the nose, aromas of esters, light buttery diacetyl and a grassy malt show right off the bat that this "pilsner" is not clean. Loose crispness gets lost, slick moderate body drops quick. Hop bitterness is mild; watery citric note in the flavor. Malt flavors are a bit thin and the backbone is not sturdy enough to keep this beer together; honey flavor is vague and there is a mild ester-diacetyl combo that clouds the taste buds. Finishes a bit on the dry side with a wet grain flavor.

I guess the brewer has a very broad definition for "pilsner." Put this up against your typical English Golden Ale and you would not be able to tell the difference. Looks like someone is trying to pull the wool over the consumers' eyes with lingo and talk of honey. Give this beer a pass.

Photo of chOAKbarrell
1.82/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Made with honey, so this is a honey colored beer. Small or no head.

Smell is simply dreadful. Its like a whiff of manure blowing across an open plain. Seriously. This beer smells like poo.

Taste? Like a macro lager with artificial honey flavoring added. If you want to get an idea without having to buy a six pack of this, pour a can of Budweiser into a glass, have a friend chew up some Bit-O-Honey candies, and then have said friend spit into your glass of Budweiser.

Feels like a macro lager in your mouth. What can you say, really? Its thin, its watery, its artificial, its what you'd expect.

I feel kind of bad for breweries that make stuff like this. Only people who are seriously committed to B.M.C. would be interested, but why would they drink this when they can have Bud, Miller, or Coors?

Photo of merlin48
2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle as pictured. Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head that quickly vanishes. No lacing. Aroma is restrained. Adjuncts and faint honey and floral notes. Light medium body with strong carbonation. Taste is unremarkable. American light lager characteristics dominate. Vegetal and corn syrup notes, but not strong enough to taste bad. Fizzy carbonation suggests a mass market lager. Not much to recommend it. Contract brewed in Maryland.

Photo of tigg924
2.75/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: orange yellow, medium head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: mostly wheat, malt, and a small scent of oranges/lemons

Taste: small orange taste...lots of wheat

Mouthfeel: smooth, slightly watery, slight bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: I think this is a below average pilsner, almost Corona like. I will not search this out again. I did not get much of a taste of either orange or honey

Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.97/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this one up on a whim, curious to see what it was all about.

Pours a light copper-golden, with a thin head that quickly receded. Upon settling, it looked a great deal like liquid honey.

Nose is floral, with a touch of honey and sugar. Reminds me of Fuller's Honeydew.

A pale lager with honey/nectar notes, and a touch of orange flavour. Not much going on here. The finish is pretty watery and tinny - borderline unpleasant.

A light brew, watery, and yet with very burpy carbonation.

Wish I had got something else. Nothing much going on here. The finish really did this one in.

Pass.

Photo of glid02
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta - what can I say? I was curious, that's what.

Pours a honey gold color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving almost no lacing.

Smells not too bad, this is probably the best part about this beer. Somewhat sulfuric light malt aromas with hint of citrus and a good deal of sweet honey.

Tastes not so great. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined by indistinct fruit flavors midway through the sip. Honey-like sweetness comes in right before an almost cloying ending.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's on the light side of things with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is not that great. I ended up pawning my pint off on my lady friend.

Overall I relearned the fact that curiousity kills the cat. This one really isn't worth checking out.

Photo of LordofTime25
3.43/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a small white head that disperses quickly. Carbonation is present.

Smells like a pilsner with a citrus maybe herbal hop smell.

Tastes sweet with a light maltiness. Can taste a honey and citrus flavor.

Body is very refreshing and thin with a good finish!

I would drink this again if available in my area!

Photo of Sammy
2.97/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Hunt Club. Light honey flavour, waterish mouthfeel, this is closer to a carbonated and slightly hopped mead than a pilsner. Better than a plain honey beer. Nothing to look at, a tad orange aroma. The pils gives some balance but still too sweet. Drinkable, once.

Photo of tdm168
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold with 1/4" of loose, bubbly head that quickly fades to a thin lacing. It smells of honey and orange peel with a faint metallic note. Taste is sweet, mild oranges and honey with a faint yeast flavor in the finish. The aftertaste lends notes of adjuncts. Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

This is quaffable beer, but it's not all that good. Flavors are weak and at times smack of a macro lager.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
2.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz into pint glass.
A: Pours a fizzy head that does not hold very well at all. Body is artificial looking orange, with loads of carbonation streams.
S: With a strange spice on the nose, this orange aroma is not projected from any hops or anything that smells natural.
T/M: Mouthfeel is a carbonation explosion that just fizzes out into nothing. The overall taste is short and mellows out like a bland pils. Some key pils notes are poorly represented.
D: Eh not much here, I would not suggest, even for someone looking for a honey beer, because there is none to be found. Still this is a light beer and maybe some could put down a few, I find it hard to conceive for myself due to lack of taste.

Photo of dirtylou
2.68/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz single, from BIF across america and BRoss42

appearance: bright sunshiney bottle...pours a pale and very clear golden yellow into a hefe glass...a nice layer of white foams but dissipates rather quickly, leaving a slight lace

smell: artificial orange aroma, but not overly strong...fairly strong grain aromas, sweet honey...tad watery

taste: the first thing that hits the tongue is this artificial orange flavoring, thats is heavily watered down...a spike of grain hits next, little lemon peel, light honey, followed by an unidentifiable disturbing aftertaste

mouthfeel: thin-medium, watery

drinkability: would be pretty high if not for the wierd aftertaste

Photo of cjgator3
2.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing around the edge of the glass. The smell is grainy malt with a touch of sweet honey. The taste much like the aroma is grainy with a touch of sweetness from the honey flavors. Overall, this brew tastes pretty much like a macro-lager with some honey flavors. I really have no interest to try this again.

Photo of RickS95
2.12/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks like watered down orange Hi-C. There is no head. It's simply an awful looking beer...doesn't even look like beer.

There is a smell of orange in the nose, and there is something else which I can't quite identify, so I'll assume it's the orange honey. Not a very good smelling beer.

It feels like most crappy American takes on foreign beers in the mouth.

The taste is pretty awful. For some reason orange peel and other citrusy fruits go well with beer, but this is pretty bad. One of the worst beers I've ever had was a honey weiss and this is right up there.

I'm going to give this a slightly higher score than taste, simply because the alcohol is 5.5% so it won't take much to make you forget about how bad a beer this is.

Sadly, I bought a six-pack based on a recommendation from a friend and I hate to waste beer, so I'm going to have to endure more than one of these.

Photo of ordybill
2.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- Has a strong orange and flower aroma, not sure if I like the over the top presence of this.
Appearance- The beer looks sort of like watered down orange juice
Taste- Very orange in flavor, not my cup of tea.
Palate- A light bodied brew that I just didn't get.
Overall- I didn't care for this beer, a little to over the top flavor wise for me.

Photo of Gmann
3.31/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear honey straw color with a short wispy white head.

The aroma is kind of grassy with a slight hint of orange. A touch grainy. Not much there.

The taste is slightly grainy with a hint of orange. Some grassy hops. Dry cracker pils flavor from the malt. Not much there but it's refreshing.

Light to moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Slightly dry. Hits the spot on a hot Florida day.

An ok beer. No off flavors but not overly flavorful. Refreshing.

Photo of BigBlacke
2.45/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Floridas Honey beer? Why the F is it brewed in Greenville, SC.

Appearance is that of any cheap pilsner.

Smell is of a creamy orange, but mostly a disappointment to the tastebuds.

Taste is of high carbonation and cheap ingredients. Not impressed.

Mouthfeel is of a bud light nothing special, just so ordinary of a beer brewed with no passion.

Drinkability is low. Too sweet and just plain doesnt taste good enough to drink more than one. If you like this you need help.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.22/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Notes from 08/15/2010:

12 oz bottle at 42 degrees into a pint glass.

A: It pours a transluscent orangey-coppery-bronze color with some quickly dissipating fizziness.

S: Mostly non-beer smells: honey, orange, and some pilsner malt.

T: Even stronger honey taste, orange juice and rind, and some wet bread in the aftertaste.

M: This has a light body with some prickly carbonation and a mostly clean finish.

D: It is refreshing and would be enjoyable on the beach.

Photo of aepb1
2.86/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- clear orange body with a foamy white head. Looks like an orange cream soda

S- floral and orange, intriguing

T- grain, floral and some hops

M- medium body and moderate carbonation

O- the nose is by far the best part of this mediocre beer. I wanted to like this more because of the nose

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.31/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Yellowish orange light color with a light head that quickly fades to a light rim, which eventually fades out completely.

Had a fresh light orange smell with honey sweetness and some slightly floral undertones.

It's a pretty fresh orange taste that comes off with a little honey sweetness and a slightly tart finish.

The beer was rather light, but enjoyable for me if I was in the mood for a light Pilsner with some flavor to it. It had good carbonation and was light and fresh from start to finish.

I'm not sure why it has all the poorer reviews. Maybe I just got a really fresh batch. If you like light Pilsners, and you are in Florida, I'd say give it a chance. Hope you agree.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.28/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this one up the other day mostly because I had not tried it before and was wondering what it was all about. Cool looking bottle that I knew was from Thomas Creek from seeing some of the labels in the Brewery. Poured into a tall pilsner glass straight out of the fridge it produced a nice and somewhat hazy appearance. Deep golden yellow color quickly enveloped the entire glass. Lots of carbonation here as it streaked skyward constantly refreshing the two inch head of white fizz that came over the top. Very nice presentation I have to admit.

The aroma was very light. Mostly grain here with a touch of sweetness added in but you had to hunt for it. Light floral tones, I guess it was orange, but honestly too light to tell. Not a bad flavor here at all, just a little bland. Light grains, a touch of hay and some sweetness. Light bread taste in the middle and a quick, clean, and crisp cutoff in the end. Not bad, but nothing special. Very light bodies as well, with lots of carbonation keeping it feel lively throughout. Very low ABV and light profile and feel added up to something that was enormously session able.

Overall not bad, not my favorite but surely nothing terrible. I would not have an issue with trying this one again during the hot months. Give it a try as it's an understated light summer beer.

Photo of osi
2.86/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured into a pilsner glass. Head was very nice and dwindled to a respectable foamy lace. Hue is darker yellow with brown hints.

S - This is pretty complex but comes off musty as a whole. There are spices , sweet malts, hints of honey and cinnamon and light hops.

T - The honey and cinnamon come first followed by the hops and finishes with a malty back end. The biggest disappointment from this was how watery this came out to be. Is this a light beer?

M - Very light and slick with little carbonation.

D - This is pretty cool to drink and try but I would not drink this one a regular basis. Light beer enthusiasts would probably prefer this over other beer drinkers. Worth a shot but will not become part of my regular line-up.

Photo of tjsmith910
3.68/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm rather surprised with the low ratings here.

Photo of StarlightSeraph
3.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a crystal-clear pale orange-yellow, with two fingers of white head that subsided fairly quickly. Virtually no lacing.

Smell: Hints of grassy hops, and a hint of orange citrus. Mild malt scent.

Taste: The grassy hops provide the initial bite, which fade to a mildly malty, crisp finish. There's maybe a hint of sour citrus in the background, but that could just be because I'm expecting it to be there. I can taste a bit of the alcohol in this one, too. I don't really taste the honey that's advertised. It's got decent flavor, but nothing to brag about. If this were classified as a pure pilsner, it would probably get higher marks - but it's classified as an "Herbed/Spiced Beer", and I'm just not getting the flavors from the orange or honey.

Mouthfeel: Probably the best part of the beer. Nicely carbonated, and not too thin - good for this kind of beer.

Drinkability: Goes down very smooth. Very easy to drink, and if the alcohol were a little lower, this would make a great session beer. Unfortunately, the orange and the honey just don't come through, and without those flavors, it's just an average pilsner.

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68 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.