videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a a Courage IRS tulip. Bottle indicated Batch 3 from 2012. Best by date of Apr-2013.
Aroma: A bit muted, but as it warms up more comes out with a little agitation. Sweet grains and faint lemon/citrus.
Appearance: Clear, light orange with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Spicy hops are there balanced with cracker. Hop bitterness accumulates and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Dry finish. Slight peppery alcohol, but not much.
Palate: Light bodied and crisp. Carbonation is lively as expected from a pilsner.
Overall: Wish I had been able to try this a little fresher, but as is I think this is a solid beer, as is every other offering from the Smokestack Series. I like the simplicity of the single hop-single malt recipe. Very refreshing and worth trying.
daje (2765) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark yellow body with a big shortlasting offwhite head. Aroma of bread, grass and mild citrus. Sweet malty taste with herbs, dry bitterness, thick body. Long earthy hop finish.
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Nose of grass, hay, hard candy, white bread, grain. Clear gold in the glass with a decent white head and slight lacing. Well balanced, it has some sweetness but not overwhelming, quite dry on the tongue given the high abv and low hop rate. A refreshing imperial pilsner that goes down easy on a hot day and packs a punch. Has a fruity character uncommon in pilsners. I have really been impressed with the smokestack series overall.
andrewje41 (1577) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked bottle pour split. A little past the best by date, but I adopted it from the store shelf this way and treated it equally. Pours a dense yellow orange color with a grainy aroma with light hops. Refreshing, unique pilsner with a dry finish. Another solid effort out of the smokestack series. Good stuff.
ClubGonzo (4814) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is grains, corn, syrup and hints of grains and marzipan. Taste is alcohol, marzipan, maize and hints of grains and mild grass. Medium to light body and medium carbonation. Not bad for the style, but then again the style isn’t very nice to begin with.
gschrade (869) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste sweet, grassy, fruit. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Vignale (2639) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Några månader efter BBD. Fina mjuka men rejäla pilsnerdofter och smaker. Lite smör, färskt bröd, örter, blomsteräng. Även smakbilden är fint nyanserad men med viss kraft. Måttlig beska, fin krispig avslutning. Alkoholen väl dold. Harmonisk och väl balanserad. Ett litet mästerverk.
Lilja (2242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, jäst, bröd, citrus, hö och gräs, toner av karamell och metall. Lagom sötma, bra beska.
Beachmaster (261) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear yellow, with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates. No appreciable lacing. Nose is light malt. Taste is light malt and a touch of caramel. Finish is medium length with a light mouth feel and clean taste. Sweeter than most pilsners, which is to be expected from an Imperial. Very good, well crafted beer. Refreshing.
AndySnow (5156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, bread, grass, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Floral, hops, bread, grass, sweet malt.
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Hazy golden with a white head.
Sweet and grainy aroma with some cork-notes.
Slightly vinous with sweet maltiness. Medium bitterness.
Sweet fruits; corinth, apricots.