jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of grass. Sweet malt and light grass flavor with a strange butter-like undertone.
mansquito (3032) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($8): Pours some sort of orange color with a white head. Aroma is mostly malty, with some hoppiness in there. Not much crispness up in here; however, this is very smooth and the alcohol does not eliminate all of the pilsener qualities. Alcohol is well-covered in any case. This is an OK, but somewhat forgettable imperial pils.
craftycarl21 (2116) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rustico Ballston. Slightly hazy golden pour. Nose and flavor bring some of those components that you look for in a pils, with grass, lemon, and touches of bread, but not crisp enough. Underattenuated, with too much sweetness, not enough dry, quenching refreshment. Maybe it’s just the concept of high alcohol sweeter pilsners, but this doesn’t do it for me all that much .
argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Crystal clear apple juice body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, some grassy. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, grassy, light bread. Medium body, light stickiness.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful dark golden, topped with a good inch of firm head. The aroma is big on classic Saaz aromas, lemongrass, hay, orange blossom, all backed with a nice toasted grain note. The taste is sweet malts with a light biscuit thing going on, with the bite of hops bringing sweet relief. A lovely beer.
brigg (484) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap) A clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of straw, pale malt, hints of bubblegum and floral notes. Flavor is sweet (fruit, bubblegum, honey), and mildly hoppy (citrus). Pilsner malt flavor. Good body--medium to full, a little chewy, and carbonated. A very enjoyable pilsner.
tvmatt (16) - Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost no head. Sweet malt aroma, very little hops. Pours a light tan color. Overly sweet malty body with a somewhat strange and unbalanced mix of hops. Missing the crisp taste that I’m used to in pilsners, and doesn’t quite measure up to other imperial pilsners. I was expecting a much better beer based on the reviews, but it just didn’t measure up.
Foxbush (1198) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the best beer so far this summer. The alcohol is not listed I think it is 8-9% ABV. The growler was given to me for my vacation at Holden Beach. The Pils was saved for steamed crabs with my two sons and daughter. We all raved about the beer. It was full body with perfect malt and a creamy texture. The higher alcohol is detected but is a joy. This is a beer to be enjoyed with food and just sitting and looking at the ocean. Smooth finish with a lingereing taste of malt. The pils poured with a big head and deep straw color. Much lacing. This was one growler I just did not want it to end.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at capital ale house. pours a golden yellow color. a: wheat, hay, fresh spring day. t: crisp, nice clean hop flavor that des not overtake the pilsner taste but balances the flavors well, big citrus with great carbonation, nice beer that can be pounded on a hot day.
Butters (3658) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Preety nice clear pale yellow pour. Nose is swweet mildly buttery hops. Flavor is a little diacytly. And floral hops. A little astringent. Not bad, but nothing too special here.