jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 750 ml. Pale golden body, slightly hazy. Big, frothy white head, slowly diminishing. The aroma is classic pilsner, though sweeter: toasted grain, flowers, herbs, grass, lemon, honey. Very slight skunky scent. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture that finishes velvety, lively carbonation. Very clean, starting crisp and then bulking up in the finish, but avoiding graininess that an 8% pale lager could display. Though it starts very sweet, the bitterness and alcohol cut it fairly quickly bringing about an excellent balance between the pilsner malts and saaz hops. Add to this the inviting aroma. Boulevardís smokestack series continues to impress.
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. bright yellow with a white head. bright hops, esters and lemon. smooth on the palate, grass, hops and a nice bitter finish.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to mora2000. Pours a light honey-colored, slightly hazy body with a fluffy white head that is very sticky. Aroma of spicy hops, lightly lemony, biscuit. Flavor is WOW! Lightly sweet, grassy hops, yeasty and slightly herbal in nature. Very full flavor profile thatís combined with fine carbonation and a full mouthfeel. Dry finish that leaves you wanting more.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw color. Thick white head with very good retention. Aroma is light malt and a hint of citrus. Flavor is similar, with some additional Saaz spiciness. Alcohol grabs you in the back of the throat in the finish. Solid, but nothing spectacular. The aroma is better than the flavor.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Cloudy yellow orange with frothy white head that thins. Aroma of light lemon, yeasty wheat, odd floral, light sweetness, medium booze. Taste is light malty sweetness with dry boozy finish. Nice play on sweet and dry.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hallís. Clear yellow-gold color. White head. Smells of candied fruit and dry grains. Some pilsner malts. Flavors of tart fruit immediately show up. Lasting. The head remains for quite awhile. Finishes dry and wet with some easy grain. Retains dry European malts.
degbert (1485) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. Rich notes of honey, toast, spice, and a slight floral aroma. Hazy yellow-gold color with a pronounced head and lace; the head is extremely smooth. Taste has a faint phenolity to it, and is a skilled interweaving of toasty malt, caramel, nuts, citrus, and a finishing hop dryness that really resets the mouth for another drink. Palate is dry and spritzy, with a faint richness. Magnificent.
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. hazed yellow body with a nice head that does not last. smells of cantaloupe straw and honey. iím drinking this alone, and i stil said aloud, this is real fucking good, after the first sip. this is what others are raving about fro all the impy pils out there that struck me as overhyped malt liquor. but i can see it in this, rich honey mixes witha nice biscuit flavor and makes me smile. lingering lemon. my mouth is left extremely dry. chalky bitterness works well in this.
bennettpro (8) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A mild caramel aroma emanates from the golden/amber orange body. It has a loose white head, comparable to the boulevard pilsner. There is a light sour and bitterness to it, but as it goes down the hops begin to come out and linger on the back of the tongue. I love the level of carbonation, fits very much unlike OJ and his leather gloves. This is a badass pilsner for badass people.
drjay44 (3089) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Batch number 1-2009. BB date 9/10. Pours an initially exuberant white head of good duration, with heavy lacing, over a cloudy yellow (SRM 3) body......nose is light malts, biscuit, toast. with a bit of lemon, apple.....taste is light malts, lemon, apple, a bit of Belgian funk, finishing with spicy hop bitterness.....mouth feel is light, carbonation makes for a creamy sensation. Although labeled an Imperial Pilsner, it really isnít. It does not have the big bitter hop finish as most Pilsners, but the spice from the Saaz adds a pleasant dimension. It has many of the characteristics of a Saison and really does not seem to fit into the European Strong Lager. Ah well, it is a nice tasting bastard. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7