brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a clear copper color with an initially fluffy white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
S: The nose is sort of odd to me. There are some good floral hop aromas, but a very strong metallic tinge to it as well. Some light grass and malt notes, too.
T: Luckily, an improvement in terms of the flavor. The hops are quite floral and pungent. A slight spice character to this one along with some fairly sweet malt, sugar, and apple juice.
M: The body is on the full side for a pilsner with a moderate carbonation.
D: The flavor of this was nice, but the nose was just not enjoyable. Not sure what happened there, but such is life.
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is malt, hops, and honey. Flavor is honey, malt, grain, hops, and fruit. Itís a bit astringent on the finish. Medium body.
EithCubes (4905) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Almost nose grass in the nose, just sunny pale malt and citrus, perhaps a touch of peel amid the dough and faint yeast. Golden pour with a creamy, rocky white head. Taste is sweet but not cloying, a little closer to neutral, actually, with a bland malt profile that reminds of certain kinds of bland bread. Medium body is creamy and cleansing. Some light caramel and a super nice malty backbone. Really, this could pass for a charged, intense golden ale, but thereís not enough sharp bite or hop presence to qualify as a pils, let alone a special or double. Very noble, though.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grain, cereal, and some Noble hops. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of Noble hops, grains, and corn. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Noble hop, grain, and corn finish is medium bitter and lightly sweet.
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on tap at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer Fall beerfest.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is some grassy hops along with a lot of bready malt. Not nearly as hoppy smelling as a lot of the imperial pilseners that I have tried. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of malt and a little bit of grassy and spicy hop character. The alcohol is present, but not too strong. Medium body and medium carbonation.
CanIHave4Beers (3280) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a medium head and some lace. The aroma is fruity and a bit sweet with some nice citrus and grassy hops. The flavor is very fruity and somewhat sweet with some grassy hop character. The beer is very bitter but something happens about mid palate where the flavor just falls off completely... sort of a fleeting flavor which is weird.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle that I picked up at the Binnyís in Orland Park, IL, labels this as Regal Double Pilsner and, considering the ABV, this should probably be listed under the renamed catch-all category for strong pale lagers. It pours a clear golden body with a modest head that rapidly devolves into a film with a few scattered large bubbles. The aroma is a blend of sweet cereal and floral and grassy hops with some underlying alcohol. The alcohol is more prominent in the flavor, and the hops take on an earthy bitterness. Not too bad, but a bit muddled.
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boulder Beer Rave í10. Light and crisp with enough malts to back the pilsner-esk hops. One of the better American pilsners Iíve tasted.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pure gold with a moderate head. Minimal lacing. Nose is malty, sweet, with slight floral hop notes. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, sweet up front with a slight bitter on the finish. Itís good until the finish, which is not just bitter, but extremely soapy tasting. I couldnít bring myself to pour this one but Iím just not feeling it.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a rich golden amber, clear, with a medium sudsy white frothy head. Aroma is strong noble hops, lightly cheesy, some rich bready caramel just under, smells pretty nice. Flavor isnít quite as good, almost a tart rich caramel which overshadows the crispness of the hops, bit sticky on the finish, lightly cheesy, a bit too rich basically syrupy, lots of caramel detracts from the hops, some nice floralness is there though, gritty unclean, alkaline finish. Medium bodied, doesnít feel that thick in the mouth but leaves a big sticky syrupy feeling after swallowing, the carbonation is okay, big fluffy and sizzling but it fades fast. Canít ever turn down an Imp Pils.