Orange Blossom Pilsner 2 - Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC
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Reviews by Brenden:
2.78/5 rDev -13.9%
An extra from a BA who thought it was terrible and sent it as a joke. Every one gets a shot.
Well, it doesn't look terrible; on the other hand, it doesn't look great. Very little head even made the effort to coalesce into something in this heavy brownish-orange brew, and what did make the effort didn't have much success. That said, a bit of foam does cling to the edges in a ring, and there are even a few little spots of lacing.
Orange is the main component, not simply citrus but very specifically orange. There's almost a sugary sweetness to it, like dried and candied fruits have, and no rind element. There must be honey malts in here at the very least, too. There's plenty of it in the smell, and any honey actually used in the brewing process wouldn't come out like this. Some grains sneak out, though alcohol barely does, defying the supposed 11% ABV.
Syrupy sweet, the flavor gets a bit messy. It's almost like orange drink pandered to children. Oddly, the taste is more honey than orange, the reverse of the smell in that regard. Some graininess is here along with a ghost of pale malts and an even paler ghost of something like floral hops. It all gets dominated by the sweetness.
There's some body to this brew, a bit of a crisp nip that fades a little as it goes, and a light carbonation. Overall, though, it's unpleasantly sticky.
06-11-2013 00:31:21 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
2.65/5 rDev -18%
Served in a tulip pint glass from the bottle.
A - Pours a deep orange copper tone with no head whatsoever. I'm not exaggerating. I was told by a buddy that there was no head when he poured his, so I assumed he had just poured it incorrectly, but sure enough...there was none! It looked like a glass of orange drink. Not very appealing. May have been an old batch? Not sure...I see another reviewer had a small head on his.
S - Smell was a step back in the right direction. There was a nice sweet tangerine scent with a hint of that orange blossom honey. A little citrus hoppiness seemed to peak through as well.
T - Sweet. Really really sweet. This is closer to a cheap mead than it is a beer, certainly closer than a pilsner as there was absolutely no trace of hops bitterness that I could find. It was all honey. I couldn't even taste that pleasant orange scent I was getting in the aroma. I had a bit of trouble finishing it, and I'm quite happy I only bought a single. Oddly enough, the 11% abv was well masked, so I have to give them that.
M - Very slick and very little carbonation. As mentioned earlier, perhaps this was an old batch that had been hanging around the store for a bit too long. I hope that's the case.
O - Not a very enjoyable experience overall. The most appealing part is the scent, but other than that, I'd pass. If this is being rated against other beers in its category (which it is), then it falls flat on its face. I don't see how this is in any way a pilsner.
02-25-2013 22:27:16 | More by Mr3dPHD
3.4/5 rDev +5.3%
A - burnt orange slight one finger head, nice lacing
S- orange blossoms and honey. No trace of the 11%
T- honey, faint traces of orange little bite of a pils
M- sticky sticky sticky
O- it's alright I enjoy the sticky mouthfeel. Wish more of the orange came through. Not bad don't know if ill come back to this one though.
02-06-2013 23:01:08 | More by Thedrizzle
3.33/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours an unimpressive golden brown color with an almost nonexistent white, carbonated head. No lacing, poor retention. Smells of honey, as expected. I'm also sensing some earthy hops on the finish. The 11% ABV doesn't come through, which is nice. Tastes awfully sweet, like sugared bread. Not very good, not very bad either. Just a bit too sweet. The alcohol, again, is hidden well though. Mouthfeel is very sticky and has a nice body to it. I wouldn't recommend this brew, but it's not terrible. I'd at least try it.
04-08-2013 23:19:06 | More by Jacurdy60
3.73/5 rDev +15.5%
Had quite a few of these thoroughly enjoyed them all had absolutely no complaints with this very sweet beer. If you have problems reading the label it states half the water twice the honey and it is definitely all that. The beer goes down way to fast and smooth for a 11% beer can't taste the alcohol at all. Would really recommend this beer on a nice fall day
11-14-2013 01:30:18 | More by TerrapinX
Orange Blossom Pilsner 2 from Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC
76 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.