Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very bitter, salty, old. Lots of flavor of cardboard, dusty wood and crates. Not very pleasant.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours dark yellow with a lot of cloudiness and an inch of white foam. It leaves lots of lacing in the glass. Faint hint of lemon on the nose. Lots of hop flavor on the tongue with a hint of bitterness. My favorite pilasters are the ones that don’t hide their hops. The taste lingers a bit. Refreshing!
DanielBrown (4061) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Rated using the automatic RB descriptors. Appearance: hazy, golden, white foam, minimal head. Aroma: herbs, leaves, cooked vegetables, vanilla, raisin. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: medium body, thick feel, fizzy. Overall: a robust beer, with pleasant hops, fizzy, refreshing body, peppery malt and very drinkable quality. The rooty US hops are marked, with a strong US ale feel. Liked it.
crossovert (8851) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml plastic-wrapped green bottle. The cap is weird and the plastic is hard to get off.
It pours a pretty clear gold with a nice white head that leaves nice lacing.
Well it smells orangey. It definitely doesn’t smell like a pislener.
The flavor isn’t bad either. Usually these imperial pilseners just end up tasting like sweet orange juice, this one actually tastes good, but more like an IPa. color me surprised. Nice bitterness, still some orange but also grassy herbal flavors. Not too much malt.
The imperial pilsener category is one of the worst beer styles known to man, but every once in awhile there is a decent one.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to Chris... need to have this side by side with the DFH version but if memory serves me I think this one is a touch sweeter, like it a bit better
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, noble hops, slight grass, and slight citrus. Poured amber/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, foamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny-sized particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of noble hops, Pils malts, and some dough. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Pils malt and Noble hop finish. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slight haze, straw golden yellow. pillow-like, pure white head. good lacing, good pilsner malt aroma. very floral hop aroma and taste. slightly earthy and spicy. good balance. The hops are more spicy in this version compared to the straight DFH brew.
kermis (6568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. Slightly hazy golden pour. Mild hop aroma. Flavour has hops and caramel.
deanso (6326) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 33cl bottle shared with friends.Thin white head. Pale golden pour. Very nice brew.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color. Huge foamy white head. Smells very hoppy. Taste is sweet! With a nice balance of hops. More sweet than bitter which is refreshing. Tastes like an ipa though. Delicious.