islay (772) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-17-11. Fruity, floral aroma features lemon and grapefruit scents. Continental hops noticeable in the nose, but itís not as hoppy as I had hoped. Pours an effervescent, hazy brass with a small to moderate amount of off-white head. Produces sporadic lacing. Salty, ďbeery,Ē creamy taste features yellow plum and condensed milk flavors. Dry finish and aftertaste. Medium body. Lively in the likable palate. Breckenridge Regal Double Pilsner is decent but forgettable and disappointing.
bp (759) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a clear golden amber with a thin whispy white head, grainy aroma with a touch of hops, taste is the same, nice mildly bitter finish.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours nearly clear deep gold into a tulip. Thick sheets of lacing left with each sip even after the off-white, creamy head fades to a small ring. The nose is similar to a nice helles bock with a tad more hop citrus and grass. The malts come across as lightly toasty and bready, suggesting a sweet flavour to come. Very sweet light malty, bready flavour with pleasant bitterness that is still a bit low for a double pils, and not really very "noble." Some doughy flavours accompany. Tastes more like American variety noble heritage hops were used. Not much heat at all here, but at 7% abv, that makes sense. Tasteful, perceivable amount of DMS lets you know itís a pilsner without tasting like a corny, cooked veggie bomb. Soft melon/honeydew fruitiness, almost like a Jolly Rancher? Yea, thatís it! The mouthfeel is slick up front, gently carbonated given the style, and full-bodied, almost syrupy in the finish. Very sweet, but enough hops are there to keep it from being cloying.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a mostly clear golden amber body with a small offwhite head. Aroma has floral and citrusy hop notes with a whiff of alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. Taste has a prevailing sweet caramel bready maltiness that is fairly well balanced by herbal hop bitterness. Just a hint of the alcohol that was more prominent in the aroma. Nicely balanced, overall, and very drinkable.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange. Sweet pine, malts , some citrus. Slight bitter finish but well balanced. Medium bodied. Very good
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FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Nice, clear, golden copper color. About average sized, creamy, frothy, soap, pearly white head. Average retention with a nice frothy lace left.
S - Slightly odd, but not off-putting, aroma. Floral and herbal hops come out along with a fair amount of apple/cider aroma. Some pale and biscuit like malt aroma also has a good presence.
T - Similar to the nose. Some floral herbal hops along with a spicy grassy flavor. These hoppy flavors are present, but they are not strong by any means. Mid-sip, an apple fruitiness comes out. Bready and pale malt provides a lot of the backbone to this beer. Minerally taste on the finish.
M - On the fuller side for a pilsner with a touch above average carbonation. Slick, oily feel with a sticky, sweet residue on the finish.
D - I donít necessarily want to drink many of these with sweetness and the lingering sticky feel being a little off putting. Not really enough hops and the apple flavor is just a little odd.
Notes: A little strange tasting beer. It is different from a pilsner in taste. Not a big fan of the way the apple comes out, and a little sweet (not necessarily in a nice sweet bready malt way that some of the great pilsners pull off). Probably not worth the price to get this, even though it isnít a horrible beer, there are better choices.
b33r (591) - Cleveland, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright gold color with small white head and light lacing. Aroma is hugely fruity and hoppy. Flavor is nice and malty with light hops and a grassy taste. Really good overall
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear pils yellow with a good one finger creamy bubbly white head. aroma and flavor are pils malt and piney hops. it is a descent impy pils, but not as good as I thought it was going to be, especially for the price!
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.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear golden yellow with almost no head at all. Aroma, though not strong, has some earthy hoppy characteristics. The taste is a mixture of sweet malts and very earthy hops. The sweetness is a bit too strong at times and takes away from this being a good imperial pilsener. The beer is not terrible, though there is nothing particularly notable about it.