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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
The first limited release was brewed to commemorate Bayern’s 25th Anniversary. Owner/President Jürgen Knöller wanted to brew something to exemplify what 25 years of experience and innovation from German Master Brewers can produce. He decided to create yet another new beer style that is loosely based on the old Bavarian Premium Pilsener, which has a little more body, a little higher alcohol content, a bit darker in color and more hops than the average Pilsener-style beer. Jürgen took his latest innovation a step further and created an Imperial Pilsener Lager or “IPL” (not to be confused with “IPA” - this beer is a bit more sophisticated). This limited edition was brewed using an old decoction technique (seldom used in the industry these days and even different than the method Bayern usually uses). Also, to achieve the hoppy 50 IBUs, three different hops additions were employed: a large amount of German Hallertauer Magnum as flavor hops, and two separate additions of Aurora and First Gold hops for aroma/finishing. With a 5.9% ABV, this filtered lager has been named “Kaiser IPL”, because “Imperial” refers to emperors (Kaiser, the German word for emperor, is derived from the word Caesar). The label used for this 1000 case limited release was created by Monte Dolack, who has created artwork for our labels many times over the years, giving our German beer an essential “touch of Montana”.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2013
On draught at 26th Oregon Brewers Festival. Very clear light golden color. Sweet biscuit malt aroma. Taste is refreshing light malt with a noticeable grassy hop note. Finishes just this side of bitter, yet still a really good pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Gold, a little fiery, thin to moderate white frothy head, light carbonation, little lacing.   Dank, wet, musty grassy nose.   Some honey and honeycomb cereal like mealiness.   Mealy maltiness up front, grassy, pretty musty.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Mealy/Cereal like finish.   A little tin like on the backside.   Tiz okay but its not one of the better Bayerns, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle pours a clear dark golden with a thin white top. Sweet malt scent with straw and bread. Taste is sweet malts, bread, grass and a slight biscuit bitter finish. Probably better when it was fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottled. Pours hazy dark orange with a short head that finishes as a thin film. Aroma is bread and caramel malt. A little fruity, but no hops. Medium sweet attack that moves to bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a malty then hoppy, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Dark yellow pour with thin white head that soon leaves. Faint malt aroma. Malty flavour with a hop edge. Finish tang stays on the middle of the tongue

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
On tap at Finn & Porter restaurant, Missoula. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a light floral aroma. There is a creamy pale malt flavor with a raspy dry finish. Lots of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Definite noble hop aroma but with a stronger generic hop bitterness aroma - magnum? Bread, grain, a little sourdough. Pours golden, thin non lasting white head. Flavors of noble hops, grass, good bitterness bordering on ipa but with an incredibly lighter malt backbone. Bread, grain, light sweetness. Nice lingering bitterness in finish. I liked it.

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