Orange Blossom Pilsner
Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC

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American Lager
Ranked #510
Ranked #47,524
3.04 | pDev: 20.07%
Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC
Florida, United States
Orange Blossom PilsnerOrange Blossom Pilsner
Notes: Orange Blossom Pilsner or OBP for short is a honey beer made with real, local orange blossom honey. It’s not sweet because the sugar in the honey is fermented, leaving OBP tasting crisp and clean.

Brewed with real orange blossom honey. There are 2.3 teaspoons of pure Orange Blossom Honey in every can of OBP. But don’t go thinkin’ you’re getting a mouthful of sweetness, sweetness. The fermentation process gives it a crisp, refreshing flavor sans candy-assery. So crack open a cold one. The bees need the work.
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Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Transparent dark amber ale, closer to the color of honey than most pilsners. Very good head production, but despite a very lively body, head retention is poor.

Clean and crisp nose, focusing on bready malts and light pepper. Lacks the punch of a continental pilsner; lacks any off or untoward notes.

Really pleasant on the palate. Like the nose, completely lacking in the kind of earthy, spicy, grassy hop bite I expect with a pilsner, but also lacking in any unpleasant tones. Fairly strong representation of the malt bill (not surprising at 5.5%), and there are clearly enough hops to keep it from becoming a cloying malty mess, but they don't represent in terms of flavor. White bread and wildflower honey are strong tones, with lighter notes of rye, lemon, and orange peel.

The honey may be completely fermented out, but the impact on the mouthfeel is obvious. Yet again, it's not very in line with style guidelines for a pilsner, but it's smooth, creamy, very drinkable, and almost sticky. That body brings out the malt sweetness that really does evoke the taste of honey.

I wish they'd rename this brew, as it really doesn't scream pilsner. That said, I'm really impressed! I would take this on draught over more standard fare (AALs, Stella, et al) any day - just not if I want a pilsner. In fact, I'd be tempted to order it any time I wanted a smooth American lager instead of a heartier, hoppier craft beer. Lower "overall" rating reflects rating to style.

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Photo of Ehunt2015
4.85/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

We drink this beer by at the pool bar every time we stay at The Swan in Orlando and I love it! So happy to have found it in Tampa. It is one of my favorites.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
2.14/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty bland effort. On the plus side, it's made with Orange Blossom honey, so the possibility of excessive sweetness is there. But there's enough hop presence to provide balance.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.31/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A:Clear, straw color, large head that dissipates quickly, no lacing from an almost absent head that vanished pretty quick
S:Bread, orange, honey
T: Sweetness upfront, I really get the honey, a little breadiness, not much hop bitterness if any, slight orange taste
M: Light
O: I really like that honey flavor that Im getting. Really nice change up front your usual pale lager.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.57/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to generous white head that falls to thin layer. No lacing. Gold. Aroma is sweet grainy malts and floral, orange scented honey. Flavor is clean and balanced. A typical pale American lager with the dry edge that fermented honey gives beer. Any residual sweetness must come from specialty malts. Mouthfeel was a bit prickly and astringent for whatever reason. Overall a good beer that is a good starter for the first evening in Orlando.

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Photo of Jonny
3.96/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I too agree that this brew is underrated here. Though it may not be the most "true to style" Pilsner in the world, this brew clearly states that it's an Orange Blossom Pilsner & that's exactly what you get without being overly sweet.

Very well done!


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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is woefully underrated here. i actually grabbed it out of the cooler door thinking it was something i had never seen from jdubs before, whom i have liked in the past and was looking to try, the artwork on the orange can and the aesthetic are sort of similar, but i was both surprised and intrigued to learn it was something entirely different. 2.3 teaspoons of orange blossom honey per can of beer is a lot, and its awesome in here. some may say this is over flavored, tastes like orange juice, or even is too sweet from all the honey, but i think its awesome, and when judged on flavor alone, its hard to be critical of this. so much natural honey, a sweet orange and floral element to it, and still a pilsener beer underneath, with some slightly richer crackery malt and the classic drying yeast, not quite as crisp as the best takes on the style, but i happily sacrifice that for the honey flavor, which is awesome and super prominent here. when its ice cold, i slam the cans down like there is no tomorrow, so refreshing and flavorful, perfect florida vacation afternoon session beer, and even though it doesnt warm up that well (gets way too heavy for a pils and the sweetness kind of takes over), i found myself sad when i reached into our cooler for another can only to learn that we had drank them all. i think this is great stuff, super summery and flavorful, i love all the honey and the orange and the carbonation, surprised to see it hasnt resonated with the people who have reviewed it here, i thought it was great and will definitely be buying more of it this week!

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Photo of beertunes
3.44/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jhartley for this one. 12oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear light gold color, with just a thin cap of white head that immediately dissipated and left no lacing.

Light grain is the dominant scent, with some gentle hops in the background. Very similar on the palate, with a bit more hop presence. The body was light and crisp, with a dry finish. Drinkability was very good, I could easily see knocking back a few of these on a sunny afternoon. Overall, a very nice brew, worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of SimplySinister
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured 1" foam head, cloudy, straw/ golden yellow, moderate carbonation, quickly dissipating head, minimal lacing

S - Orange up front. Notes of hops, honey,

T - Very good tasting beer. Crisp, pleasant, real honey notes, smooth, very clean

M - Clean Crisp, little lingering flavor, no oily mouthfeel

D - Extremely good, maybe not session-able.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a white head on top that goes away quickly. Has a nice grainy malty smell to it. Taste is watered down malts with a hint of honey.

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Photo of Vetbidder
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Straw colored see through beer with little head to speak of. Scent is hints of orange, slight honey, corn adjunct. First sniff was not very inviting but after a few more I could really pick up the honey and malt. Flavor is beery as you would expect with slight hints of honey. Slight hops bite on the start , finishes with a honey and corn adjunct mix. As this beer warms, it becomes really adjunct forward which isn't so good. Slight heat on a 5.5 percenter. Pretty well carbonated. Sorta drinkable.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Epcot

Pours a pale yellow color with a creamy white head, good retention. Smells of clean malt, faint grass, clean overall. Tastes of toasted grains, with a hint of orange peel and fruity hops, clean finish. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish. Not much to this one, but goes down easy.

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Photo of Myotus
3.21/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz can (canned on 09Jul15) into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 16Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with 4 fingers worth of white foam that dissipates into a half fingers worth within 3 minutes. Straw yellow in color with a moderate amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are small in size and moderate in quantity once the head settles. Lacing is thick and subtle.
SMELL: Mild aromas of boiled cabbage and corn adjuncts are backed by hints of orange blossom honey and car exhaust.
TASTE: Mild flavors of orange blossom honey are initially perceived and are then followed by subtle corn adjunct flavors. Hints of spicy and bitter hops enter lastly onto the palate as honey flavors grow to strong and corn flavors grow to mild.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough. Finishes crisp.
NOTE: What smelled truly terrible turned out to taste pretty good. I can see how other hated this. Corn adjunct are never a welcoming flavor to the craft community, but I thought they mixed well with the honey. I can also see how someone can hate this since as the beer warms, corn flavors skyrocket. This is best enjoyed really cold, so avoid taking this to a beach or river or anywhere where you can't pull this straight out of the fridge and drink it quickly after.

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2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this on a trip to Disney World and it was a nice light and refreshing beer drank cold. Good coloring, but it was a little disappointing on taste. I was expecting something a little better even from a light pilsner...not sure why.

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Photo of Erlkoenig
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From my girlfriend's latest beer outing. I've had it before, but never paid much attention to it. Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

L: Slightly murky amber/honey color with a half-finger fizzy head that dissipates rapidly. Not much lacing.

S: Quite sweet. Candy, sweet fruits as a first impression. A little note of the honey. Stronger nose than I expected.

T: Malts, orange and honey. The orange seems to open up to reveal the honey underneath, and it's quite a bit of honey. I seem to detect it much more powerfully than some of my fellow BAs. Sweetness follows the nose. Finishes pretty clean. Not much going on complexity-wise, but still tasty.

M: Smooth and clean. Light bodied and a little watery. Not much to say here.

O: Not a bad beer, but very simple. Orange and honey. That's about it. Really easy drinking, and I'd take one if no good craft brews were available. That said, it's also not great. "Meh" is a good word for it.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can courtesy of fthomasl pours a mostly clear gold color with a small cap of white head that fades quick. Not much for lace.

Nose is more grainy than anything with some sulfurous lager yeast. Maybe a hint of honey, but you might not know having this blind. Maybe more of an orange peel as it warms comes out.

Taste is not very pilsner-ish. Id guess adjunct lager or cream ale before pilsner, no hops to speak of. It has my brain imagining what a miller lite with a spoonful of honey mixed in and garnished with an orange slice would taste like. Not very good.

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Photo of 44yrtaster
4.78/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This pilsner was a hit especially with non-craft drinkers who prefer the lager type beers. It's light to the tongue with a slight sweetness. Enjoyable, balanced and smooth. This is an easy "go-to" beer. I love that each beer has over 2 teaspoons of honey!

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Photo of MPSTARR
3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On a hot Florida afternoon at Downtown Disney given the choice between a Bud Light and OBP I chose the latter, not a bad offering to quench your thirst.

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Photo of PvtSnowball
3.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

What honestly makes me laugh about this very average brew, is the idiotic pretentious nonsense of those who pour it into a Tulip. Give me a break. It's not a stout, people.

It's an okay brew. I have had worse.

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Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.31/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
2.79/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of Flounder57
2.9/5  rDev -4.6%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to nothing quickly. It is a pale orange yellow color with great clarity and no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Some sweetness from the honey, pilsner malts, and really nothing else going on.

Taste: Same as above, but nothing crazy. Nothing past the honey and pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, low carbonation, and a bit tough to drink.

Overall: Bragg or pilsner, this beer personally wasn't for me.

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Photo of Mannard
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a very easy-to-drink beer. It's rating does it no justice. Very smooth, with pleasant orange/honey/malt after tones.
I don't think I'd go out of my way to buy this beer, but i'd pick it over Budweiser, Miller, Coors, etc (crapbeer) all DAY..

*Correction* Orange Blossom Pilsner is a 5.5% ABV beer , not 6.5% like listed

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Photo of otterbearfla
3.13/5  rDev +3%
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 Gmann
3.31/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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