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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Orlando Brewing - Olde Pelican English Style Pale Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Olde Pelican English Style Pale Ale
Orlando Brewing
1301 Atlanta Avenue
Orlando, FL USA
Est. 2002

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.82 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Copper color with slight haze.
Malt presence; sweet and caramelized scent.
Off white, two finger head with ringed lacing. 
Soft, sweet malts in the taste with a slight hops bite. Dry finish.
Soft carbonation. 
Medium bodied flavor.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
I had the good fortune to visit Orlando Brewing this past October as part of a Florida Beer Bloggers group invite. You can read more about that visit at my other blog, Firkin Around. While there, we were treated to a grand assortment of their brews.  This one in particular stood out for me. I enjoyed its English style malting and was surprised to see a slightly more than mild twang of hops at the end of the sip.  It left a nice, dry finish with each sip that I found very enjoyable. Overall, it's just a really well put together ale. This bottle came from one of the sample-mixed six packs, that I grabbed from the fridge in their tasting room, before we left for the day.

Orlando Brewing is Florida's first and only USDA Organic brewery. That means the barley malts are unadulterated by any pesticides or animal based fertilizers. This leaves a beer with no proteins in the final product. All you get are Mother nature's carbohydrates. Nature and beer at its best!

I put a tweet out on Twitter today asking readers to choose between a couple of beers to review for the evening. This one, won the poll. Perhaps it's the beer's exclusivity that caused others to want to see it reviewed.  We Floridians are fortunate to have such a brewery in our home state. It's a stone's throw from the downtown area and worth the visit, should you find yourself in the Orlando area.

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