Orange Blossom Pilsner | Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC

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Brewed by:
Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC
Florida, United States
orangeblossombrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
103
Ratings:
293
pDev:
19.93%
 
 
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Reviews: 103 | Ratings: 293
Photo of Ehunt2015
4.85/5  rDev +61.1%
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 44yrtaster
4.78/5  rDev +58.8%
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 StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +33.9%
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 Jonny
3.96/5  rDev +31.6%
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!

Cheers

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.87/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at Daytona Pig Pit, the beer pours a clear yellow-gold coloring with a two finger head of thin, foamy bubbles that quickly recede to a white film. Malt and grain on the nose, with a hint of orange esssence. The beer has pale and sour malt flavors, with sweet orange undertones that balance, but don't overpower. Crisp and light, you get a sense of the honey sweet in the body and the finish. Very mild sweet aftertaste makes a very easy quaffer on a hot day.

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Photo of MrGaughran
3.85/5  rDev +27.9%
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 JayS2629
3.69/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Much more drinkable than the version with less water.

A- Rusty orange with medium white head, little retention, and small lacing.

S- honey and orange, with nice bread notes.

T- Honey and citrus with sweet malts.

M- Watery, but well balanced.

D- Very drinkable but on the sweet side.

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Photo of Chaney
3.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Special thanks to Pittsky for sending me this one as an extra.

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear as a mountain spring, orange-yellow (honey, if you will) in color, with about a 1.5 finger eggshell white head that quickly evaporated.

S: Pleasant smell of high grade honey and maybe a tinge of malt.

T: Tasted exactly as the name dictates.... nothing more, nothing less. Very light-bodied, but not watery. The finish was crisp, with a slight lingering of the honey.

M: Very lightly carbonated, but nothing too offensive. The booze, while on the low side anyway, wasn't detected in the slightest. Nothing creamy here, nor do I think the brewers intended for it to be.

D: What's with all the bad reviews? I found this to be highly gulpable and a guilty pleasure!

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.57/5  rDev +18.6%
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 gonzo46and2
3.56/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light golden color into a paddle sampler glass at the Mellow Mushroom in Tampa.

Smells is mostly pilsner with a nice hint of flowers and herbal hops.

Tastes flowery, herbal, bread and crackers. Light maltiness.

Body is very refreshing and thin. Very summery beer. Great quaffer in the sunshine. Clean finishing.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.55/5  rDev +17.9%
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 Lillenk
3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Grill One Eleven.

Appearance is really nice. Very nice golden color with a nice white (with a hint of orange) head.

Smell was good. You can definately get some of the honey they are going for.

Taste was pretty OK. Very light. Not a whole lot going on. I did like that it was not overly sweet with a honey. It was kept to just a subtle note.

Mouthfeel was good. Very light bodied. The sweetness is the only thing that would hold you back from drinking a bunch of these.

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Photo of SassyBootblack
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap during a recent vacation to Florida. I homebrew with orange blossom honey all of the time, so I was excited to have a commercial beer with that in it.

Appearance: Clear and copper colored. Thin head.

Smell: Slight fragrence from the orange blossom honey.

Taste: Slight citrus flavor, similar to coriander. The honey is there, but it's not popping.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and light.

Drinkability: Lagers are pretty drinkable and this is interesting enough to have a couple.

They don't use a lot of orange blossom honey, but the flavor is there. An interesting little beer to try, but the flavor could be punchier.

As has been said, this doesn't resemble a pilsner in any meaningful way. The base is an unremarkable pale lager.

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Photo of SimplySinister
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
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 PvtSnowball
3.46/5  rDev +15%
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 beertunes
3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
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 LordofTime25
3.43/5  rDev +14%
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 BMoney575
3.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on 5-30-09

Pours a clear orange color with a fizzy head and clean lacing.

Smell is sweet malt, with a slight orange aroma. Nicely balanced, the orange combines well with the hops near the ned.

Taste is a clean Pilsner, with very subtle hops, a slightly sweet malt character, and a slick fruitiness. Bordering on bland.

Mouthfeel is just about perfect. Slick for the sweetness, and fizzy to keep things light.

Drinkability is decent, the sweetness gets old quickly.

Overall, worth a try.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer sits a deep, rich, brilliantly clear gold color in my tulip glass. It is topped by a frothy, quickly disappearing, pale, off-white colored head. The aroma is lightly scented with note of orange and a bit of a floral note. Included are astringent notes of flower nectar, as well as some thin beery notes.

The taste starts out with a lightly sweet orange blossom taste (actually, as the name suggests, this is the best way to describe it). Unfortunately the beer dies a quick death in the mouth; it becomes thin and unsatisfying towards the finish. A bit of citrus character linger on through to the finish, but a thin watery-beer character is what wins out in the finish. Ok, enough griping, this is still a refreshing beer, quite light and easy drinking. It would definitely be nice on a hot day.

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Photo of atsprings
3.4/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Flying Saucer, served a nice crisp straw yellow with a thin head. Aroma is a bit of honey an slight hops. The taste is an interesting blend of the usual Pilsner hoppiness and honey. The beer is light bodied and easy-drinking. This is certainly an interesting beer, but not likely one I'd try again.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.39/5  rDev +12.6%
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 MPSTARR
3.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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 route66pubs
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange / yellow with a decent white head from a medium hard pour. The beer is clear and when held to the light shows an immense number champagne-like bubbles.

Smells of orange, honey, and rice (?) with a nice smoothness to it all.

Tastes of sweet honey and thick orange, with the smoothness of the honey sliding all the way from the front to the back of the mouth.

Some pilsner crispness but not enough. Very consistent feel from start to finish though.

Nothing wrong with this but nothing really RIGHT either. The extreme orange and honey sweetness may limit this one's drinkability.

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Photo of ashleyshalyn
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer started being bottled only in the past few months. I drank this beer all the time on tap in Orlando, but only recently was able to get it in the bottle. I ran into the guy that is part owner of Unique beers distribution in Florida in November 05 while running some beer/work related errands and he told me that they were going to being bottling soon... was I ever excited. I would like to review this beer again as on tap b/c it is so much better than the bottled version. For the time, however, here's the bottle review.

Poured into a glass pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

A: Crisp deep honey color w/ no head retention.

S: Not only is the honey smell strongly evident, but it is very clear that it is orange blossom honey. It smells very similar to when I put a teaspoon of orange blossom honey into my green tea. It has a clean crisp smell with a slightly earthy aroma, like a garden after a generous amount of rain.

T: Orange blossom honey (obviously) with a floral taste... like tea rose smells. The mouthfeel is a little more full than many pilsners that I have had and the hops are not as evident. The honey flavor is interesting b/c it does not make the beer sweet like some would expect, rather the beer remains crisp and not overly flavored.

This is a beer that I would certainly recommend to try. It is certainly a Florida flavor even though the beer is only MADE FOR unique beers. It is actually made in Maryland by Frederick Brewing Company for Unique beers here in Florida. Give it a whirl!

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.31/5  rDev +10%
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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