DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. $3 at Binny’s in January. The pour is deceptively like any other pale lager: yellow fizz under a puffy head. But the yellow is a little deeper, and the bubbles have a little more trouble getting up the glass. A nice malty smell that does not betray any alcohol, and just a little hop. Taste has thick malts, and that’s where the alcohol starts to creep in. Thankfully, though, no alcohol burn, and no adjunct filler to up the amperage. A big puff of foam stays in the glass, daring me to drink around it. I just get some beer bitterness, no distinctive hops. But then, I did let this sit around for several months.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Screw City Beer Fest. From Notes. Pours a hazy dark gold with a white head. Aroma and taste of bready and doughy yeast. Citrus and pine hops. Pretty decent, but not super special.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Rating #99. Clear dark gold pour with a white head. Grains and a little sweet on the nose, and a hint of corn. A little metallic up front, sweet grain and mild bitterness. Ok stuff. (2329)
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of pilsner malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malty, pilsner, earthy and spicey hop character with a touch of citrus peel, light sweetness with a balanced bitterness. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, solid brew and pleasant.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head, mellow carbonation, starts and ends bitter, alcohol is present.
Ed5388 (2762) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Timmy. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small foamy white head. Aroma of lemons, grain, yeast, and hints of honey. Taste of stale grain, old lemons, bitter earthy hops, honey topped bread, and a weird medicinal aftertaste.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Sweetly malty and lightly hoppy aroma, sugary and lightly spicy, with some lighter herbal, grassy tinges and toasted white bread character. Clear medium golden color with plenty of bubbles and a fine, white head. Flavor profile is sweet and mildly alcoholic to start, turning hoppier about midpoint and featuring some mildly peppery, grassy notes, and finishing with a blend of mild bitterness and lingering crackery malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly thick, nearly syrupy, with a mild degree of effervescence and a medium body. Could use a bit more dryness and a slightly more assertive hop presence. I only purchased the one bottle, which is good, because I think it might be hard for me to finish a sixer of this stuff.
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours fairly clear golden color with a small bubbly white head. Notes of caramel, manilla envelope, lemons, and bread. Good quaffer alcohol well hidden.
glennmastrange (2531) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate malt note of grain, light to moderate herbs for the hops, with hints of wood, honey, and peppery arugula. Head is small, fizzy/frothy, white with fair lacing and is almost fully diminshing. Color is slightly hazy yet sparkling light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, a little slick with a fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and drying finish. It’s a nice tasting beer, but a little weak as an Imperial Pilsener.
adrian910ss (2490) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy liquid yellow orange gold with a small white head. Aroma of bitter notes, grains, barley, bread dough,yeast and zesty citrus. Taste of barley, grains, bread malts, yeast, bitter hops and zesty citrus. Classic pilsner.