Ratman197 (8469) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, bread dough, spicy hops and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, biscuit, spicy hops and light citrus with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to beastifan2k. Clear golden color/ frothy white head. Big grassy, spicy hop aromas with pils malts. medium body. Nice lightly sweet pils malt flavors with mild burnt rubber/ sulfer, spicy grassy hops. good.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from The Wine & Cheese Place (bought online). Excellent bright golden color with a huge, foamy, lasting white head and great lacing. Pale malt and grain on the aroma, very clean and crisp, with some slight grassy hop character. Flavor is really nice, with sweet pale malt and grain, along with lots of fresh Noble hops. Very dry on the palate, like Orval, with lots of hop oils and medium body. Pretty drinkable with fairly high carbonation, although drinkability suffers a bit from the extreme dryness. Still though, this is about as fine an imperial pilsner as Iíve ever had.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stiff pop to the cork, pours hazy pale gold, strong carbonation and a thick fluffy head that receded very slowly and left rich, spotty lacing. Dry grassy aroma, some light perfume. More perfume in the sip along with granite, honey and white pepper. Honey notes come out more as it warms.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mainly pilsner malt with hints of yeast and a spicy citrus presence from the Saaz. Flavor is both malty and hoppy (same as aroma), with some cereal notes from the Pils malt. Finish is dry and clean. Overall a good take on the style.
nartan (8) - Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer and one of my favorite Pilsners so far. Overall great taste. If you can find it you should pick it up for yourself I know have a few for myself.
3fourths (7514) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazed golden body with a soft and fine white head. dense yeast in the nose - salty sea foam, dried grass, light herbs, sweet honey and wheat. dense and hefty body, soft and sublime natural carbonation. nice play of sweet and dry, if somewhat a little too heavy and corn-like, as most imperial pils tends to be. still, much better than nearly every example Iíve tried.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Crown #6, thanks for the recommendation Ben! Pours cloudy pee yellow with thin foamy white head. Nose is striking sour, wild yeast, and rich pilsner malt. Taste is crisp, carbonated, light, smooth and satisfying. Accented by fresh juicy fruits and slightly sour pilsner malt, then backed by fresh floral slightly citrus hops that turn the finish into something spectacular and reminiscent of a champagne. This is something very different than my usual suspect, and I was not dissapointed.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @Suttreeís Nothing else to do TN Gathering. Thanks Phil-pours a tight white head and hazy straw color. Aroma is yeast, grass, bready. Taste is sweet grass, bready-light malt, yeast. Dry.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 Slightly hazy medium gold colored body with a fluffy large white head. The nose is sweet with lots of dough and some sweet potatoes. There is also some earthy citrus from the hops. The taste is sweet potatoes covered with white sugar. There is also a little hint of almond shells and leafy greens in the finish. Overall, a strange mix of bitterness and sweet character. This package just does not come together for me. A big let down, but that is typical for most beers I have had that are called Imperial Pilsner. Certainly not worth the price tag and step down for the Smokestack series. Slightly smoother, but not much better than your typical European strong lager. I had thought that is what it reminded me of before I saw the style designation. Now if only the price was comparable to other Euro strong lagers.