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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (980) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a clear bright yellow color with a clean malt aroma. Taste is simple, a bit watery. A mild earth corn taste with a simple bitter aftertaste. A minimal unfiltered water aftertaste which lingers on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a very tall, pillowy white head that creates a decent lacing on the glass. Aroma has a strong pils malt, lots of saaz hops, mild lemony acid nose. Flavor has a strong grain flavor up front with a noble hop kick in the middle and finish. Body is light, crisp and has loads of carbonation. Overall a good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy, lemon-gold with a tall white head. Pineapple-lemon malt, grain aroma. Sweet tropical pineapple, citrus, malt... Slightly peppery/herbal bitter..... A little dry alcohol bitter as well... Overall, very crisp....tasty....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
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, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (274) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
burtonbe (6) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2567) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
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.

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