Orange Blossom Honey Pilsner (2016 original review)
AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20Chad9976 (1590) - 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
Beautiful orange color with crystal clarity. Effervescent when first
poured, but goes flat quickly. Head fizzles away like a soda. No lacing.
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.
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
TOTAL SCORE: 18/50
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.