Orange Blossom Pilsner | Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC

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Orange Blossom PilsnerOrange Blossom Pilsner

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Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC
Florida, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Loki on 08-24-2003

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Photo of Treyliff
3.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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 +9.6%
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 -5.5%
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 +8.2%
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 +5.5%
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 +63.1%
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 +14.3%
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 +18.1%
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 +13%
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 -4.8%
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 -1%

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 +9.2%
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 +6.8%
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 +13%
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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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.55/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A local brew (from where I'm from) which wasn't particularly the best the area has to offer, but it's not entirely bad either.

From the bottle, it pours a thin, very white head with little staying power - practically no lacing. It does, however, have a nice hue of yellow (maybe accentuated by the honey used in the recipe?) Anyway, I could smell the honey distinctly - a big plus - but I could barely, and I mean, barely taste it. The beer had a little aftertaste, no stickiness to it, and overall, I rated it well above average than other pilners I have had. Again, nothing spectacular, but not bad either.

And remember, if you're gonna drink, don't drive, but if you have to drive, then do us all a favor and don't drink...

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Photo of sajaffe1
2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the bottle in to a Naples Beach Brewery pint glass

A- Clear, bubbly, quickly dissepating head, slightly orange

S- Not bad, a touch of citrus and a bit of honey, a bit a hops, this raised my expectations for this beer.

T- Very watery, touch of hops, quite bland

M- Watery, fairly highly carbonated, like seltzer

O- Don't waste your money on this. There are so many better lagers for the same price.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.39/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this beer to try something new. In pouring this into a tulip glass; I got a couple fingers of foam that dies down quickly. The coloring is a pretty orange with no inclusions.

Off the top it smells like a very clean pilsner. I get some nice hop presence from the Saaz hops as well as some sweetness from the honey. There is nothing unusual going on here.

The flavor is very minimalistic. You get a decent amount of funk in there. You also get some very plain pilsner presence. There is nothing exceptional going on here.

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Photo of MrGaughran
3.85/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This looked different, and I wanted to try more local Florida beers. I wasn't sure if I'd like a fruit beer, but this one surprised me. It wasn't overly fruity at all. The honey taste is there, but it's very subtle, and compliments the rest of the beer nicely. It's a darker beer, and had a nice, slightly heavy after taste. Worth a try.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.27/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at the Cabana Bar (Disney) in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bubbly off-white head that quickly reduces to a thin film over the entire surface of the the beer with a couple of thin patches and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: The beer had a light aroma of malts but was dominated by the aromas of honey, orange, and light florals. The smell was actually quite nice and almost a hint perfume like.

T: There is a light amount of caramel malts in the background for this beer but there is also a honey flavor that seems to be adding to the sweetness. Multiple different citrus notes - orange is most strong but there is also a light amount of lemon.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A very interesting beer with an almost perfume-like smell to it. A little too sweet and orange for me... I had to try it since I was in FL and it was a local beer but it seemed a little bit kitschy to me. Felt more like something from a BMC company than a craft brewery.

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Photo of KLAYNE87
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm a sucker for something different and I thought that's what I was going to get here. Pours and looks like a macro. Not a watery macro, but more along the lines of Coors Banquet. Real strong taste of honey upfront. I could even taste some light green tea like flavors (think a cup of ice green tea with three teaspoons of honey). I was feeling it but after awhile it got a little cloying; which contradicts the fact that it has a very thin mouthfeel. It's not bad, but it's not great either. I would try it again on a hot day, or even if I had a sore throat, because the honey in this beer would probably soothe it. I'd like to make a note that the ABV on this beer isn't 6.5%. Unless they changed it, because it states it's 5.5% on the label of the bottle I had.

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Photo of tdm168
3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale gold with 1/4" of loose, bubbly head that quickly fades to a thin lacing. It smells of honey and orange peel with a faint metallic note. Taste is sweet, mild oranges and honey with a faint yeast flavor in the finish. The aftertaste lends notes of adjuncts. Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

This is quaffable beer, but it's not all that good. Flavors are weak and at times smack of a macro lager.

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Photo of liamt07
2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle brought back by my girlfriend from a recent trip to Florida. 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Poured a filtered pale orange, with a big fluffy white head on the initial pour, which fades to a light film and a thicker collar - no lace. Nose has some light grass, a general stinkiness about it, orange and a touch of some honey-like sweetness. Some sharper macro-like grainiess. Taste has some plain pale malts, with a slight nod to the orange again. More grain and adjunct in the finish. Medium high carbonation, a little rough throughout. Light body and difficult to choke back at times. Not horrible, but something I can imagine being a little more desirable in the hot Florida setting.

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Photo of CHickman
2.91/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer review from October 2010 while in Florida: pours clear gold orange in color with a 1/4 inch white head that faded quickly; good lacing that slides down the glass slowly and leaves foam.

Smells like citrus, malt, grains, wet bread, wheat, lemon and some light citrus hops; pretty basic lager aroma, with malt and citrus as the main part of the nose.

Tastes like it smells, with citrus, malt, grains, wet bread, wheat, lemon, caramel, light citrus hops, hay or corn and a yeast-like metallic finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with a light, crisp feel that's almost watery due to very light carbonation and a very light body.

High drinkability if you like the basic lager taste, but a bit dull to average in flavor overall. Seems like the brewers are new to making beer as this was all over the place and not even close to a fruit beer.

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Photo of aepb1
2.86/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- clear orange body with a foamy white head. Looks like an orange cream soda

S- floral and orange, intriguing

T- grain, floral and some hops

M- medium body and moderate carbonation

O- the nose is by far the best part of this mediocre beer. I wanted to like this more because of the nose

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Photo of SFLpunk
2.01/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Purchased at Knightly Spirits OBT, Orlando, FL.

Wanted to try this one because I love orange blossom honey, but this beer doesn't warrant a full review...clear pale with no head to speak of. Smells like macro corn later and tastes like PBR. No honey character to speak of either. Fail. It's a marketing gimmick aimed at tourists.

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