Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Orange Blossom Pilsner


Orange Blossom Pilsner

Brewed at:
Thomas Creek Brewery Greenville, South Carolina, USA
For:
Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC
Orlando, Florida, USA

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

6.50% ABV



Commercial Description:
Bronze Winner at GABF:
Category: 10 Specialty Honey Lager or Ale
Bronze: Orange Blossom Pilsner, Unique Beers, Orlando, FL

A honey beer using 30% Orange Blossom Honey. The yeast ferments the sugar in the honey and leaves behind a dry, crisp beer with a delicate orange blossom and honey character.
(RateBeer.com.com)

General Pricing:
12oz bottle, ~$9.00 6 pack

Posting Note:
This beer was reviewed on 4-12-2012 but not posted until 5-22-2012.

Background:
My friend Gonzalo was in Florida visiting relative over the Holidays and brought me back a few local beers. So the next few reviews will be Florida brews.

Review:
The beer pours a clear golden yellow with orange hues and a modest bright white head.

The nose is pleasant with grassy pilsner malt aromas and notes of sweet citrus and honey.

What a nice and refreshing first sip.

The taste starts out with light sweet pilsner malt flavors up front followed by a cleansing effervescence as the beer washes over the tongue in the middle of the sip. The back end is extremely easy drinking with an effortless swallow. The finish is very pleasant with pale malt flavors and sweet notes of citrus and honey. There is just a hint of citrus on the final aftertaste.

All and all this is a very enjoyable beer. The citrus and honey add a unique refreshing aspect to the experience.

This beer does have a hint of that lager harshness as it warms but that still takes a back seat to the refreshing qualities of the beer.

B- | Orange Blossom Pilsner is a nice refreshing summer beer with interesting notes of citrus and honey.



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