Orange Blossom Pilsner² (Squared) - Thomas Creek Brewery
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Reviews by NoLeafClover44:
2.95/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 3/1/12.
A - Pours a bright amber color with perfect clarity. There is no head whatsoever. I may have mistaken it for apple juice if it weren't for the very thin white halo clinging to the circumference of the surface. Not much in the lacing department. I guess the lack of head and clarity could be attributed to the style and high alcohol, but it doesn't look much like a beer to me.
S - Extremely sweet aroma. Honey, citrus, grape juice, and alcohol are the primary smells. I can't help but think that this beer smells exactly like Wild Irish Rose. Way too sweet and boozey. I am not looking forward to the first sip.
T - The honey makes itself known from the very beginning. Sweet cherry, apple, and black grape juice accompany some bready malt. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. It is very sweet, but not cloying. It tastes a bit like a beer/wine/cider hybrid.
M - Medium body with some subtle carbonation. Clean finish without much alcohol burn.
O - I received this beer as an extra in a trade and wasn't sure what to expect from this "Pilsner." It is brewed with honey, so I knew it would be sweet. The smell was nauseating, but the flavor was acceptable. Good fruit flavors and no sign of the 11% alcohol. I am glad it wasn't a bomber, because I was growing tired of it by the end of the 12 oz. pour. To be fair, it wasn't the worst beer I have tried and I always appreciate unique and experimental brews. I don't endorse this beer fully, but if you tend to like beers with some wine or cider characteristics, give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2012 02:05:13 | More by NoLeafClover44
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
Extra in a trade with an awesome FL BA. Thanks Brandon!
Dark, darker than the orange blossom honey that was used to brew it. Forms a small half finger head which has practically no staying power. Lacing licks the edges of the glass leaving temporary marks.
I guess I didn't read the label clearly when I first poured this, honey soaked biscuits, orange starburst, spearmint, some lemon pledge and boozy. Label says 11%, wowza!
Thick simple syrup, molasses and caramel pile it on with a backing of honey flavor that oozes through the finish. Hops are a now show, a tickle of grass and husky grains with some balancing bitterness. Alcohol is sensed but the malt character in this lager is just too dominant.
Heavy, syrupy and damn near cloying at times, the large malt (not so much the alcohol) kills the drinkablility of this beer. The carbonation is very smooth...not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe hide the bottle and call this a barleywine and I'd be on the other side of the fence.
Ironically if this were called a wheatwine it would be rated probably alot higher and no one would bat an eye. Interesting aroma, hints of chemical and natural complexity, I really can't tell which. The flavor is golden when it comes to malt, with nothing else to balance and the honey just about crowns it. I just can't get past the fact that this is a pilsner and it 180s nearly everything I has hopes for when I cracked it.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2014 03:33:19 | More by rawfish
Orange Blossom Pilsner² (Squared) from Thomas Creek Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.