Brewed by A. Le Coq (Olvi)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Tartu, Estonia


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A. Le Coq & Co was established in 1807 in London. Production was transferred from London to Estonia (Tartu) at the beginning of the 20th century and it is still produced there today.

In 1912. A. Le Coq was chosen as the official supplier of the Russian emperor’s court, and Imperial Extra Double Stout, which was brewed in Tartu, became available throughout the empire.

We have launched A. Le Coq Imperial again to show respect for our old traditions. The Imperial range is for beer lovers with exquisite taste.

Imperial Ale is a top-fermented beer with a rich flavour bouquet. There is a perfect balance between the delicious bitter taste of hops and the sweetness of malt. The copper colour that characterises the best ales adds a respectability referring to its imperial past.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, - JUL 18, 2014
Clear amber appearance, medium head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet with some bitterness, decently rounded, but not outstanding. Average English Pale Ale style beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rayaron (1302) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom L place. Clear golden with off-white head. Aroma of vegetables and honey. Flavor of vegetables and honey, weird bitterness. Medium-bodied. Probably oxidised.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle sample, thanks rayaron. Clear orange copper color. Smell of honey, cardboard, vegetables and wort. Sweet and oxidized flavors, corn, grains and honey. Medium-bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gargando (1) - HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
Bottle 400ml. Nice light amber colour, ok head, lightly carbonated. First scent is the yeast which is suppressive. Sweetness, caramel, bread mixes with oily and uncanny metallic ending. Less than medium body with fast disappearing and uncomfortable, dull aftertaste. If you like the hop part, do not try this...anyway it gets worse as you drink...bad omen. Nothing Imperial, more like a trappist light lager...if there would be anything like that. :-)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Fules (652) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2016
Szép tükörtiszta, borostyán színű. Alapvetően lágeres, sajnos határozottan olajos, élesztős íz, ami utóízében is megmarad. Ez bizony nem tesz neki jót. Még az illatában is érezni. Minden kortyban van valami furcsa íz, ami ugyan gyorsan elmúlik, de nagyon kellemetlen.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jerama (50) - SLOVENIA - MAR 10, 2016
Pours a clear amber body with a white frothy head. Aroma of caramel, grains, hay, a bit metallic. Sweet taste mostly consists of malts, caramel, old bread, hay, grains and it leaves a metallic bitter aftertaste. Medium body, sticky texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kordestanchi (97) - - FEB 28, 2016
Bottled from Estonia. Pours clear orange, with medium cloudy head. Fruity aroma, and palate of caramel and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (441) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2016
0.4 l bottle. Nice amber-orange color with a white head. Pleasant fruity-hoppy aroma and sweet taste. Medium bodied, softly carbonated. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nephirem (169) - CROATIA - FEB 9, 2016
Pours a clear amber color with small off-white head. Sweet smell; caramel, malts, syrup. Thin to medium body with soft carbonation. Taste is sweet, malts, caramel, bread. It’s nice, but not coming through strong enough leaving you with watery mouthfeel. Some metallic notes. Overall, pretty mediocre and uninspiring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tomer (2850) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle, medium stable and a bit stiff bubbly head, clear bronze color, aroma of yeast, vanilla and some wort, flavor of biscuit and fruit, quite sweet, light bitterness. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DoctorHU (392) - UKRAINE - DEC 3, 2015
Scent rich, malty, with fruity tones, hints of honey and walnut shell. On the palate, bright acidity, hop tone, the background hides malt and fruit sweetness, bitterness is moderate, with a touch of wood. The finish seems bednovato bitterness gently stretches

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