FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
7 Wowsers, massively fruity aroma, extremely citrussy, and a bit piney.
4 Slightly hazy, and with huge head.
7 Massive fresh biting fruity hoppy taste. Some freezer ice joins the hops in the retronasals. Like Topopils, but even crisper. With more sediement in, it becomes more soapy, so I recommend keeping it clear and crisp. But donít think for one minute this is an easy quaffer, itís not, itís a very serious beer, and 330ml took 20 minutes or more.
4 Crisp palate, crisp carbonation. Lovely finish, sherbetty tingly fresh citrussy hops.
14 Stunning pils. Probably one of the top 5 pilseners Iíve ever tasted. So much character, and made you want, nay crave, more. No sign of 7.5% anywhere. I would drink this until I fell over.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Buonissima lager iperluppolata ma assolutamente beverina, la migliore assaggiata allíopen baladin.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rustico. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a light copper with a white head and some good, sticky lacing on the way down. Nose hits like an imperial pilsner with a bit more, as in addition to some grain and bread I got a bit of caramel as well, though it was fairly slight. Some European hops thrown in there as well. The taste balances everything quite well and it does taste like an amped up pilsner. Feel is light to medium with good carbonation. A very nice collaboration.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-15-2010
Aldolapache (31) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Esperimento riuscito. Questa imperial Pils non delude,anzi. Sicuramente allíinizio puÚ spiazzare, ma Ť una birra piena di sapore, amara(forse eccessivamente) che si va bere nonostante la gradazione alcolica elevata.
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from myBrewerytap.com
Hazy blond, lively, fluffy head. Peaches and cram, sour finish. Very Belgian, very American, quite Italian. Long complex sour finish with sour grapes. PAae lager? Hardly.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750 ml EXP 08 2012 shared with JanneK Thanks. Colour golden yellow ,white lacing scent:fruity. Aroma:grapefruity pineapple hoppy first decent bitterness in aftertaste. alcohol hidden under hops. Good one more please
rickgordon (3845) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Open Baladin, Rome.
Clear golden with a medium-sized white head. Sweet malty aroma, with slight caramel and a dash of peppery alcohol. Sweet malty with citrus notes in flavour with intense hop bitterness from start to finish. Both sweet and bitter contribute to a big beer.
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On bottle at bir&fud. Very fragrant with floral and resin feelings well balancing together. Honey taste and a little bit hopped, has a very intense initial taste with a bitter finish. I didnít feel the 7.5% alcoholic graduation too much. Drinkable enough.
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color dorato scuro con fine schiuma che rimane persistente. Al naso risultano subito le varietŗ di luppoli utilizzati. Aroma molto fresco, intenso agrumato ( cedro), e sentori delicati floreali. Anche in bocca Ť il luppolo padrone assoluto, decisamente ancora díagrumi, il gusto Ť forte, aspro forse un poco estremo, ma a me garba parecchio. Il finale secco, persistente e amaro richiama subito il nuovo sorso. Ottimo esperimento
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extreme pils, the masterpiece of the brewery. It was made with Dogfish. Taste: Hops, citrus, spices. The body is obviously low. Complex taste,with an amazing long end. Clearly underrated, compared with beeradvocate ratings.