topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is noble hops and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet, grassy, citrus, with a good bit of bitterness.
Trev (1965) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold pour with a thin white head.
aroma is soft sweet maltiness. light earthy hay/straw hop.
Sweet malt body. Floral/grassy balancing bitterness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from the Sahara Mart in Bloomington, IN. Pours a crystal clear, golden colored body with some orange to it. Finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is grainy pale malts, some nice zesty grass, a few florals, a touch of caramel, and a lightly sweetened cereal maltiness. Flavor is sweet and malty up front before it gives way to a solid grassy, zesty lemon, floral hoppiness. Some sweet oranges in there as well as some honey and sweeter cereal malts. Finishes very dry with a solid mixture of citrus-grass and sweeter malts to give this a light-moderate bitterness and lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium, smooth body and soft, light carbonation. Overall, an above average imperial pils. Has a pretty solid malt backing and hop presence that makes this fairly tasty. Doesn’t quite seem to flow perfectly together, but nonetheless, not bad.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Breckenridge Brewery Regal Pilsner 471 Small Batch Series 12 oz. Bottle Sampled 11/22/2010 from 6-Pack purcahsed same day @ Colorados Liquor Outlet, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 7.0% ABV. 35? IBU’s. Mild Noble hop front overwhelmed by sweet malt aroma and lightly flavored thick pils malt liquor body. Odd flavor and cloying mild hot thick end. Rich and smooth, but off balanced and somehow odd. (2.75 / 5.0). Lacy white head. Clear bright rich gold color.
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: barley, corn (?), and alcohol, not necessarily enticing, but it doesn’t repulse either; Appearance: hazy, somewhere between yellow and yellow gold, medium white head on pour that sticks around for a while, lots of bubbly; Taste: initial impression is something very sweet and malty in the background, followed by the bitterness of hops, nothing else from the hops though (no citrus, cedar, or some of the other things that you get to enjoy in an IPA), even though it looks very carbonated, the carbonation doesn’t have the bite that I’d like it to have, especially given that it is a pils, Palate: nothing lingers, basically, it is what it says, an amped up (double) pils, Overall: picture an OTS pils magnified, now, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, when I think of cracking open a cold one after a hard day of work, I think of a pils, since this brew accentuates several of the good things that a pils has to offer, namely good grain and the bitterness of hops, I’d recommend having this one in the back of your fridge for one of those days where you just need to kick your feet up and throw one back
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. The head was a few fingers high, white, and reduced gradually to a thin lasting film. Some nice lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Smelled of caramel, subdued tropical fruit, and cereal grain. There was the slightest whiff of noble hops. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. Muted flavors that included cereal grain, grape candy, and hay.
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy, golden color with a white head. Aroma is of floral hops, citrus hops, and some caramel malts. Flavor is of caramel malts, some slight breadiness, and some citrus hops. Slight alcohol finish that isn’t too strong.
TheBeerGod (5366) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, dense white head. Aroma is mainly floral and grassy hops but has a pleasant malt backbone with soft caramel, biscuit, light lemon and light honey. Taste is bigger biscuit malts, a touch stronger caramel, light honey, grassy and herbal hops, light lemony zest and unsweetened iced tea notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more biscuit, buttery notes, light honey, sweet malt, grassy hops, Euro hops and lemon.
Ernest (6422) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, lemon, flowers), with light notes of honey and detergent.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Pretty good for this brewery...solid amount of bitterness and attractive hops. Some flaws and rough edges, but nothing too offensive. Good effort.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour is a clear gold color with an average, white, fluffy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves just a bit of soapy lace. The nose is bland and very simple; sugary sweetness (almost cotton candy-like), some floral tones, and blood oranges. The flavor is similar with more of the orangey notes, still sugary sweet, lightly biscuity, and slightly peppery. The palate is nearly lively, medium, and thick in texture. The finish is still fairly sweet but finally gains a moderately light spicy bitterness, the sugar notes finally dissipating, and blood orange lingering. The blood orange notes were about the only thing I found interesting about this one. Just not good and definitely not pilsner-like whatsoever.