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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4301) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika.Golden hazy color, ok foam. Aromas; starts of with light hops, then fruity and floral aromas- in the end nice yeast influence; medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and well balanced. Very enjoyable- I expect its the best Imperial Pils Ive tasted so far

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15801) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Linköping Beer Expo 2014. Golden/yellow beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, yeast notes, grassy, some citrus. Hoppy floral flavor, bready, floral, grassy, some alcohol. Fruity hop finish with bread and booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1543) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is slightly cloudy dark straw and with a medium light beige head. Aroma of pale malt, hay, sweet corn, mown grass and some citrus. Has a nice sweetnes as well. More grassy hops in the flavour and with hay and some sweet corn. A little dry ending. Has a slick and rich mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A well-balanced pilsner with a nice sweetness and hoppy touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2014
The appearance has a somewhat clear golden yellow colored body with a nice two fingered white foamy head that dies within about thirty seconds. What lacing there is tries to cling but slides for the most part, but there really isn’t much lacing at all to be honest. I do see some carbonation rising at a decent pace The smell has a nice combination of peppery spices playing with a slight citrus/lemony of sorts with some white grapes with a floral aspect show up as it warms. The taste is slightly bitter to begin with and as it starts to warm a nice grassy maltiness comes out; floral yet grassy aftertaste with a quick dry finish. The palate sits light on the body with a good carbonation for an American Double Pilsener leaving enough harshness but not overly doing it, decent sessionability. Overall, this is a nice American Double Pilsener that I would have again and would definitely put it up with its respected food. Personally, I think I could do this with a nice big juicy steak right off the grill.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1419) - 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 (1515) - 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 (5442) - 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 (4121) - 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 (6937) - 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 (879) - 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.

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