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Boulevard Smokestack Series: Reverb Imperial Pilsner



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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
How can a style as elegant and refined as pilsner be "amped up" to imperial status? The answer, as Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel might say, is simple: you go to eleven. With its classic recipe and impeccable craftsmanship, Reverb Imperial Pilsner echoes our Collaboration No. 1 Imperial Pilsner, produced in 2009 with esteemed Belgian brewmaster Jean-Marie Rock. Like its predecessor, this summer seasonal is a study in delicately balanced contrasts. Up front, Pilsner malt makes a clear yet restrained statement, answered by the steady, harmonious hum of Saaz hops, traces of which linger in the dry, crisp finish. Rock on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst, bröd, citrus, hö och gräs, toner av karamell och metall. Lagom sötma, bra beska.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (462) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bomber into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear yellow, with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates. No appreciable lacing. Nose is light malt. Taste is light malt and a touch of caramel. Finish is medium length with a light mouth feel and clean taste. Sweeter than most pilsners, which is to be expected from an Imperial. Very good, well crafted beer. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, bread, grass, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, hops, bread, grass, sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Hazy golden with a white head. Sweet and grainy aroma with some cork-notes. Slightly vinous with sweet maltiness. Medium bitterness. Sweet fruits; corinth, apricots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
This is one style that I don’t understand and haven’t had good luck with. So, that being said no idea why I ordered this one on draft. Boulevard on the label likely had something to do with it. That being said probably one of the best examples I’ve had. Grassy, grains, alcohol, fruity. Lots of booze for only 7.7%. Some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from z and z. Pours a transparent golden with a thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma of malts. Taste of crisp malts and such.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (467) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Flaska från @thaalcoholic, tack. Grumlig gul vätska med vitt skum. Doftar svagt av söt malt. Riktigt god fyllig pilsner utan brödighet eller metall. God!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pilsnerrogge (2829) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Eye: Hazy, golden with a large head.
Nose: Citrus, butter, bread, sweet.
Mouth: Thick, dry.
Tongue: Leafy hops, citrus, alcohol.
Brain: Too much "Strong Lager" and too little "Imperial Pilsner".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dominated by grass and herbal aromas with a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity grainy malty spicy weak grassy aroma. Sweetish malty grainy bitter hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy spicy bitter finish.

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