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 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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Reviews by SimplySinister:
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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +34.3%
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 oberon
2.57/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thomas Creek makes some decent brews but this didnt cut it for me.Poured alighter golden with real orange hue a thinner quick to fade white head atop,the aromas werent bad,some toasted malt with a light dose of sharpness,the orange aroma is sweet smelling...artificial in nature.Sweet on the palate upfront wich is a turn off right away for me,the orange taste is nearly cloying and overpowers pretty much anything else.Just not my thing,I think I'll stay from the double version of this as well.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Dec 2007.

Here we have a "pilsner" brewed with honey, Cascade hops and fine pilsner malt from America's heartland. They also call it "Florida's Honey Beer" even though it is contract brewed in South Carolina. Right away the marketing should be retooled, but it's the beer that counts right?

Fizzy snapping crackling white head drops like bubbles from a soda, dirty straw color with a filtered clarity. Hint of sweet honey in the nose, aromas of esters, light buttery diacetyl and a grassy malt show right off the bat that this "pilsner" is not clean. Loose crispness gets lost, slick moderate body drops quick. Hop bitterness is mild; watery citric note in the flavor. Malt flavors are a bit thin and the backbone is not sturdy enough to keep this beer together; honey flavor is vague and there is a mild ester-diacetyl combo that clouds the taste buds. Finishes a bit on the dry side with a wet grain flavor.

I guess the brewer has a very broad definition for "pilsner." Put this up against your typical English Golden Ale and you would not be able to tell the difference. Looks like someone is trying to pull the wool over the consumers' eyes with lingo and talk of honey. Give this beer a pass.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
1.82/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Made with honey, so this is a honey colored beer. Small or no head.

Smell is simply dreadful. Its like a whiff of manure blowing across an open plain. Seriously. This beer smells like poo.

Taste? Like a macro lager with artificial honey flavoring added. If you want to get an idea without having to buy a six pack of this, pour a can of Budweiser into a glass, have a friend chew up some Bit-O-Honey candies, and then have said friend spit into your glass of Budweiser.

Feels like a macro lager in your mouth. What can you say, really? Its thin, its watery, its artificial, its what you'd expect.

I feel kind of bad for breweries that make stuff like this. Only people who are seriously committed to B.M.C. would be interested, but why would they drink this when they can have Bud, Miller, or Coors?

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Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of JasonEames
3.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of merlin48
2.9/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle as pictured. Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head that quickly vanishes. No lacing. Aroma is restrained. Adjuncts and faint honey and floral notes. Light medium body with strong carbonation. Taste is unremarkable. American light lager characteristics dominate. Vegetal and corn syrup notes, but not strong enough to taste bad. Fizzy carbonation suggests a mass market lager. Not much to recommend it. Contract brewed in Maryland.

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Photo of tigg924
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: orange yellow, medium head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: mostly wheat, malt, and a small scent of oranges/lemons

Taste: small orange taste...lots of wheat

Mouthfeel: smooth, slightly watery, slight bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: I think this is a below average pilsner, almost Corona like. I will not search this out again. I did not get much of a taste of either orange or honey

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this one up on a whim, curious to see what it was all about.

Pours a light copper-golden, with a thin head that quickly receded. Upon settling, it looked a great deal like liquid honey.

Nose is floral, with a touch of honey and sugar. Reminds me of Fuller's Honeydew.

A pale lager with honey/nectar notes, and a touch of orange flavour. Not much going on here. The finish is pretty watery and tinny - borderline unpleasant.

A light brew, watery, and yet with very burpy carbonation.

Wish I had got something else. Nothing much going on here. The finish really did this one in.


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Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dogfishandi
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of glid02
3.2/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta - what can I say? I was curious, that's what.

Pours a honey gold color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving almost no lacing.

Smells not too bad, this is probably the best part about this beer. Somewhat sulfuric light malt aromas with hint of citrus and a good deal of sweet honey.

Tastes not so great. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined by indistinct fruit flavors midway through the sip. Honey-like sweetness comes in right before an almost cloying ending.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's on the light side of things with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is not that great. I ended up pawning my pint off on my lady friend.

Overall I relearned the fact that curiousity kills the cat. This one really isn't worth checking out.

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Photo of johnyb
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of acurtis
2.85/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LordofTime25
3.43/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a small white head that disperses quickly. Carbonation is present.

Smells like a pilsner with a citrus maybe herbal hop smell.

Tastes sweet with a light maltiness. Can taste a honey and citrus flavor.

Body is very refreshing and thin with a good finish!

I would drink this again if available in my area!

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Photo of CTague
3.24/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Melissaluke101
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.36/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Sammy
2.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Hunt Club. Light honey flavour, waterish mouthfeel, this is closer to a carbonated and slightly hopped mead than a pilsner. Better than a plain honey beer. Nothing to look at, a tad orange aroma. The pils gives some balance but still too sweet. Drinkable, once.

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Photo of Nikki
1/5  rDev -66.7%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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