Holmen1 (2378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra polets nettbutikk, hjemme: etter en nittimers økt i konserthuset var dette akkurat hva dr. Dahle forordnet, rett fra kjøleskapet. Det er noe rituelt å trekke opp korken på en slik flaske, og flott skum kombinert med en tilbakelent men innsmigrende humleduft var nok til at jeg følte saligheten. Jeg synker ned i godstolen og lar de leskende dråper fylle ganen og nytelsen brer seg. Livet er mye bedre enn det avholdsfolk vil ha det til.
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite slightly coarse head doesn’t last. Clear yellow
body with carbonation. Light grainy fruity aroma, very faint.
Dry-sweet fruity grainy taste with honey notes. Mid-bodied.
Mild, slightly fizzy mouthfeel, with some heat at the end.
Dryish spicy pear aftertaste with mealy wooden notes. Nice,
drinkable, and sort of bland. In no way does the flavour justify
all that alcohol. A bit heavy; can’t really drink the whole
thing without food and water.(0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly,
borre_m (252) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear with a white foam that fades. Color is clear and golden.
Aroma is lighter than I expected. Slight floral, more european aroma than american.
Tasting it is more bitter than the aroma suggests. Body is medium with lively carbonation. Finish is slightly astringent and dry.
burtonbe (6) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice clear appearance very gold in color. The smell is clean and nice but I'm getting a little bit of light struck skunk in there. Taste is nice clean a little bit strong but that's what you expect with this style. Overall a nice beer very drinkable.
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jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a medium yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of yeast and malt, with a bit of hops. The taste was much the same, though the hops come through stronger in the flavor, mostly in the finish, which is also moderately dry and lingering. Very well done.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark yellow with minimal head. Aroma of some light grassy hops and cereal grains. Taste is light bitter. Herbal and grassy. A hint of banana in there too. Pretty darn good.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a straw yellow color with with a fluffy white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of sweet malt, floral hops’ wheat and dough. Tastes of the same things in the smell and is really grainy. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty tasty for an imperial Pilsner. Grainy and good hoppyness in the back end. Well balanced. Another good one in the Smokestack series.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very full-bodied for a pilsner. The flavor is mild, but solid. This is a very balanced beer.
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.75l corked bottle. It’s as good as crystal clear in the glass this one, pale golden in color with a huge massive white bubbly head that slowly fades completely away leaving only small blondes in the glass. Smells like a imperial pilsner alright. Soft grainy with a good amount of alcohol and dusty hay. Definitely no banana going on the fruity hops here, but it has a melon fruitiness in the back. No doubt that this is a imperial pilsner in the taste either. Alcoholic grainy, some phenol ashy thing and it’s quite mouthdrying. It’s somewhat thin and almost watery in the mouth and the carbonation is about average and big bubbled. No doubt that this was a bit of a downer considering the great beers these guys have filled my mouth with in the past. 02.12.2013
yngwie (13414) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl, at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. It pours a lightly unclear yellowish golden body under a small, off-white head. The aroma is fruity and lighlty grainy, with hay and a touch of alcohol. Fruity and grainy flavor too, with hay, alcohol and some bitterness. Warming, full-bodied and with a nice carbonation. Bitter finish. Well, it’s too alcoholic, but still sort of refreshing. 131019