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Olde Pelican - Orlando Brewing Partners

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83
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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 39
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 6.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.82% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cjgator3 on 01-17-2007

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 39
Reviews by beerdown77:
Photo of beerdown77
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours glassy copper and has a nice fluffy off-white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing and retention to this beer. There is a lot of malt on the nose. My first impression of the taste is big bitterness. I really like how the toasty malts are preempted by this massive amount of bitterness. The malt flavor does come through, and this beer almost reminds me of a red ale, however, the malt is slightly more mild and bready. This medium bodied beer finishes off crisp and refreshing. This is a great English Pale Ale that could pass as an English Bitter. (566 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tugg407
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of johnyb
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a fairly deep yellow-amber. A nice, compact head retains quite well, and a consistent thick foam remains the entire way, leaving some nice rings of lacing partway down the glass.
There's a fair hops and malt balance in the aroma with the addition of a slight caramel sweetness. The aroma is more malt than hops and a little light with a subtle earthy note.
Hops flavor really comes up to the forefront, and is surprisingly strong given the aroma. The balance in the flavor is better than I got on the nose, and the fresh hops taste really makes for a good EPA. There's a gentle sweetness underlying and a good grains flavor as well.
This one was really quite smooth and crisp with just a bit of a bite from a moderate carbonation. Body is medium. (759 characters)

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my favorite offering by the Orlando Brewing Co. The beer poured clear copper color with an decent white head that left a good lacing on the glass. The smell was mostly bitter hops and malt. The taste carried much the same. The mouthfeel was a nice medium body with good carbonation. This is a great beer for Orlando to build on. (337 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brownish amber color with a thin white head that laces the sides of the glass. The aroma is piney hops with a little bit of malt in the background. The taste is much like the nose in that it is centered around the hops with just a slight malt presence. I would like to see the taste a little more balanced but it certainly is enjoyable regardless. Overall, this is a solid brew that is recommended. (411 characters)

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a nice "stereotypical beer" color. Nice head that fades into a maintained ring and a little in the middle. Good lacing.

Smells of malts with a little, very little, hoppy bitter. Smells much better than a macro English Pale Ale that will go nameless. There is some body to the smell, too.

Taste is pretty damn good, too. It has some sweet, grainy notes with a great aftertaste. Very nice English style pale ale. No frills, just a good beer.

The mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation. Slight film left behind isn't too unpleasant, but still present.

I could drink a couple of these a day. All in all a good beer. (628 characters)

Photo of Gregaroo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of FlemingVSKing
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of TimmyFTD
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of eandolina
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jason_cs
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was served on-tap at the Orlando Brewing tasting room, and served in a pint glass. The beer is a light copper coloring with a thin, white head that settles and disperses. The nose is a slight dark caramel malt, and even a bit of chocolate. Flavors are a bit of coffee and chocolate malt, with a slight bittering from hops at the end, with a drying sensation. The body is a little light and crisp, and leaves a good lacing along the glass. There is a dry finish after the aftertaste that is slight citrus, bitter coffee, and dry hops. Very tasty. (554 characters)

Photo of Futsey
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of closisinthehouse
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ManosEBrazos
4.98/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of abex44
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dannykugler
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Vancer
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Olde Pelican was not one of my favorites, of the many they had on tap. I think their American brown ale beats the heck outa this one, but here we go:

Cola brown pour, nice ivory head. But this one had a dry, resinous taste to it, fairly bitter, which finished with to much harshness for an English PA. Not one I would order again, they had too many better brews to be stuck working on this brew. (400 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark, copper goldenlike body with minimal lacing. A hoppy smell with a good amount of cocoa malts. A little more hoppy than most pale ales, but still a good malt backbone and a dry backbite. With a smooth flow over the tongue, this beer is quite enjoyable. (258 characters)

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Olde Pelican from Orlando Brewing Partners
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.