Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer. Huge white head. At first taste just like a regular pils but then turns and finishes dry and crisp and a tad funky like a Belgian. Alcohol is well hidden but you can tell this is no regular pils.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Wine and Cheese place. Crystal clear gold with a big frothy white head, nice lacing. Floral hops, grass and cereal grain dominate the nose. Some lemon zest, corn and yeast on the finish. A great strong Pilsner.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mostly clear golden straw color with a surprisingly shortlived white head. Based on other Boulevards, I expect something bigger, but perhaps the trappist glass was a mistake. Aroma of grass, hay, biscuits, pepper, chardonnay, leaves,; definitely a nice yeast presence. Tastes of straw, hay, biscuits, with dry pepper, leaves, and tea; yeast has a somewhat funky earth presence. Medium bodied, almost creamy texture but since that foam died off early, the carbonation seems too prickly. Nonetheless, this is one of the better, more interesting, and subtle imperial pilsners I’ve had.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Bobby, who is the man!
Appearance: Pours a bright pastel yellow gold with a frothy cap of white foam.
Aroma: Dry malt, light lemon and sweetness.
Taste: Sweetness, light bread notes and bitter Euro hops.
Mouthfeel: Creamy with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Really satisfying and balanced.
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a massive, white, lava-rocky head with gorgeous lace. Clear, bright golden body. Aroma pops of floral and spicy noble hops as well as sweet, bready pils malt. Flavor is Pilsner XL - sweet, summery malt on top of spicy, herbal hops along with light alcohol. Light-medium body is slightly sweet and moderately bitter. Very evenly balanced. Average carbonation and a fairly dry, clean finish. Alcohol is light and warming. Overall an excellent collaboration and very well crafted.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Hellbilly’s. Straw colored pour with a stark white head. Lemon zest, citrus pith, hops and a little grassy...nice, crisp, refreshing brew.
TAR (2475) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Lightly hazed golden. Fat dollop of pasty, semi-rocky white froth. Lustrous aromatics of aniseed, lemon, white pepper, minerals, floral hops, honeydew melon, and plasticlike phenolics. Delicate whispers of lightly toasted malt, doughy yeast, fresh-cut pear, and Juicy Fruit gum. Fine, fluffy, expansive carbonation. Explosively floral and juicy with hops, yet briskly phenolic and snappy with a firm pistachio-tinged yeast bite kissed with a staunch mineralic snap. Malt buoys the soft body while exhibiting a mild toastiness and sweet haylike suggestion. Starchy malt possesses a lovely sweet honey and lemon cake edge. Although the doughy yeast ever so slightly weighs down the body as it fuses with the relatively weighty cakey malt, a magical balance between the succulent hoppiness and misty dryness is struck. Vague alcoholic sharpness, though virtually nonexistent. Hops emerge gracefully, gradually depositing a sweet tongue-clinging nectarlike quality which lends further brightness as it converges with the airiness. Closes cleanly bitter with a teasing mineralic twinge fusing with vibrant peach esters and a lemony hop twang. I’d prefer Hallertauer over Saaz, but I can’t complain. Very clean, all-around, and not remotely sweet/dull as most “imperial” pilsners tend to be.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - This was bar none the most difficult cork to remove in my life...seriously almost 10 minutes...Eventually pours a hazy golden with a medium white head...aroma is hoppy and citrusy, straw, lemon peel, light lager skunk...flavour is similar, dry and lightly bitter hops, lemon, doughy...finish is malty and crisp...doesn’t taste 8%...
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold into the glass with a white head. Aroma is faint Saaz hops and some spicy yeast notes. Flavor is more what I would categorize as a belgian strong ale. Spicy yeast flavors with some hops and a bit of malt sweetness. Underwhelming, especially for the price.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. poured light yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon and fruity. flavor was the same but had something different that i couldnt pick out. light body with high carbonation. i had much higher expectations for this one.