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Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner | Florida Beer Company

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2.77/5
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61 Ratings
Hurricane Reef Caribbean PilsnerHurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
floridabeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnionMade on 09-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,321
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
61
pDev:
20.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Jamstone714
1/5  rDev -63.9%

Photo of Dogbrick
1.33/5  rDev -52%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Found at King's Supermarket in Kissimmee, FL. This was a total drain pour. Not sure if it was the clear bottle or what, but this was a real disappointment. Pours a dark yellow color with a thin white head and next to no lacing. Aroma is moderately hoppy with an unpleasant sourness. Flavor is lacking in pretty much every way. Tart and sour finish. Don't they make enough bad Caribbean beers IN the Caribbean? Why make them in the USA?

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Photo of Brent
1.7/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

The best I can say for this beer is that is was a little short of ghastly - one of those beers where you buy a six-pack, and then wonder what you are going to do with the other five. Pale yellow leaning toward gold. Some sweet malt in the aroma. Flavor was redolent of sweet corn and cane sugar with a clashing bitterness at the finish that did nothing to help. Much as I tried, I simply could not warm up to this beer. I even tried adding lime, since that can make Corona marginally drinkable on a hot day, but the lime was no match for this unenjoyable brew.

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Photo of mdfb79
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my new Portsmouth tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent golden color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bready malts, sour fruity malts, grain, and some wheat. Wow, the sour fruit and bready malts combine into a truly awful smell. It just smelled skunked, but I don't think the beer has gone bad; I think this is how it is supposed to smell.

t - Tastes of wheat malts, some fruity malts, grain, and light citrus. Not as bad as the smell but quite bland.

m - Light, crisp body with moderate to high carbonation.

d - I wasn't a big fan of this beer at all. It smelled horrible, which was a big turn off. Taste was a little bland as well. I think this might be one of the worst beers I've ever had. I would not want to have again.

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Photo of OompaMentor
2.03/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draft pour into plastic cup (DWorld). Pale yellow, moderate carbonation and one finger head. Slight hint of malt and hops but not much else to nose. Initial taste is slightly sour (not what I expected) and is thin; the hop taste gently lingers. Not a fan of this one!

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Photo of tigerpaws
2.12/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

About the only good thing to say about this beer is, it's in an attractive bottle. It was skunky probably from the clear bottle and had almost no aroma or color to it. Like Venom said drink water because this is about a flat..........CHEERS

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Photo of daliandragon
2.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up in Key Largo last weekend with a bunch of the other Hurricane Reef brews and a few more promising selections. This pours a classic golden color with almost no head and lots of carbonation bubbles. Nose is slightly sweet and malty but there just isn't much there at all.

Taste is sweeter than average for the style but it seems to come from corn as oppossed to barley. Mouthfeel is tolerable but highly carbonated. Not abysmal but barely a step above BMC, and not remotely a pilsner to boot. Avoid.

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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of klesniew
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of UncleJimbo
2.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz, clear longneck bottle with twist off cap. "Best by" month and year notched on back label.

This pilsner poured a slightly darker than yellow color with white foam that settled. The smell was very minimal while cold, but as the beer warmed a sweetish lager malt aroma came through. The taste was mild: some malt and a sweet (corn?) taste. Very low hop presence but a very slight bit of hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth but very light - light body and low carbonation. There was a lingering sweet aftertaste. Not a very memorable pilsner, and I am not sure what the "Caribbean" refers to, as this beer is not even as flavorful as Kalik.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
2.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yet another beer that I had while I was away this summer. Never tried anything from the Florida Beer Company and after having this, I know now that I don't have to buy a Corona to get that same great Corona taste and filling!

This poured light, tasted light, and had a little bit of head. Too bad the lacing was nowhere to be seen. The taste? Well, that's being a bit generous, as the taste here was mostly filler with some skunky-notes behind it for good measure. I suppose a lime or the like would help liven this up a bit, but I've never been one fo put fruit in my beer, nor would I this make me want to start doing that.

Yes, there's alcohol in here but I could think of quite a few other ways to get my fix of that. This is just a step above a macro and nowhere near a pils like Brooklyn or Victory. Only worth a try if you're on a beach in the Sunshine Dead and don't want to get caught dead with a mass-market brew.

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Photo of tempest
2.38/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

$4 bottle (like all bottles) at Zeke's in South Beath. Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a tall white head. There's something off about this beer. There's a strange lemon fruitiness that makes me wonder if the brewers have an odd sense of creativity, or there's just a mild infection. Still, basic pale malts shine through along with hints of spicy hops. The lemon kind of ruins it for me though. I can't recommend this beer.

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Photo of fattyre
2.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear golden yellow with a smallish lightly clingy quickly dissipating white head. The body is thin and watery. The smell is sweet (slightly breadlike?) and slightly sour. The taste is slight sweet with an underlying sourness and a mild spicy hop finish. Overall an unobtrusive drinkable but completely boring beer.

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Photo of errantnight
2.46/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I can't say I'll be terribly sad to see my beer of the month subscription come to an end... but it's certainly helped me recalibrate my tastes!

This brew pours a rich, golden hue with some thick white head and tight bubbles, but holds only moderate retention and lacing. Still better than the macros.

On the nose this is slight, hints of stale cracker and some honey notes coming from what little hops there are and the pale malt base.

This is... not offensive on the palate, but it's one-dimensional and overly sweet, the malt is not nearly complex enough to stand on its own with so little hop backing, and it comes up short for it.

The carbonation seems right, but it's distinctly medium bodied and sweet up front, which leaves this feeling less refreshing than it should be. It's EASY to drink, and there's no off flavors, so a slight bump on drinkability, I'd take one of these over a Bud, but as a growing aficianado of GOOD pale lagers... this is not one of them.

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Photo of Drew966
2.46/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hurricane Reef Caribbean Style Pilsner pours a fizzy macro yellow with a thin white head from a clear twelve ounce bottle. Smells like corn and maybe some malt with some grassy aromas as well. A litle on the sweet side with some grassy flavors. Finish is too sweet and sticks around too long. Not very good, but I would say it compares favorably to Corona and it's ilk.

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Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Bunnyhop
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A clear, golden yellow Carribean Style Pilsner with a smallish, lightly clinging, dissipating, white head. The smell is slightly sweet. The taste is slightly sweet, with a mild hoppy, musty finish. The body is thin in my mouth. Overall, I found this Pilsner boring wih a dead after taste.

(source: Beers Across America)

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Photo of animal69
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of GatorHopper
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of inbierveritas
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of drbenderdo
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of treyaxx
2.63/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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