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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

Contract brewed for Unique Beer Inc. Recipe of brewer, Tom Mounch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours a golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and some hops. Flavor is typical pilsner, not a lot of hops, a nice smooth taste. Nice and dry in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 6, 2016
Can: Better than any local ’beer’, refreshing with a nice twist. Great Brew for Roatan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (847) - - JUN 10, 2016
Pretty average- honey definitely comes through as it warms up. Unique pils but once is enough. Honey pairs well with the crisp lager notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jw0406 (1140) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
12 oz can pours a yellow color with a nice white head. Aromas of orange, floral. Light bodied, refreshing and nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Can from Whole Foods Market in Winter Park, FL. Aroma is honey and orange blossoms. Taste is sweet honey, some citrus qualities. No real Pilsener elements (other than the honey) but a weird Orlando staple. This would sell well at Trader Joe’s (along with the Toasted Coconut Porter)...a little bit novelty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 31B Alternative Sugar Beer

AROMA: Mild nose of light grain and some honey. Slightly sweet, but otherwise odorless. 5/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful orange color with crystal clarity. Effervescent when first poured, but goes flat quickly. Head fizzles away like a soda. No lacing. 1/3

FLAVOR: Does not seem like a pilsner at all. More of an amber ale. Missing the body of a lager. Honey flavor is evident, but tastes like cough syrup. No hop character. Palette is barely tolerable. 7/20

MOUTHFEEL: Not at all crisp as a pilsner should be. Completely tepid, slightly thick. Texture is at least smooth and finish is mostly clean. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Tastes and drinks like an old can, but it’s actually quite fresh. This is nowhere close to a pilsner and completely lacking in character. Seems like failed homebrew, not a commercial product. 3/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2016
A nice Pilsner with a citrus brightness and malt foamy Carmel. Sweetness obvious. A very nice beer for a Pilsner. Not a German pilz more a fruity American Pilsner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bygers (1155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a dark golden colour. Aromas of grain and raw honey. Taste of malts and hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7362) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Can (Sep 2015 canning). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of DMS and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Simple and dirty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
killroy (120) - BULGARIA - NOV 15, 2015
Golden color with short with head. Hint of honey in the aroma. Malt, honey and some flowers, crispy taste.

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