nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is citrusy and soapy with a pale malt backbone. The appearance is golden with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this just isnít enjoyable to me despite not having major flaws.
cheap (4029) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle this color leaves no inkling of the flavor. Looks like a pale lager but has a piercing hop bite that approaches many strong apa or mild ipa. Long bitter super strong pils finish. Lasts a medium amost of time before the finish mellows out. Does not hide the alky well, even at 7%. Not much in the aroma.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold in color. Floral and pine hops on the aroma, with a nice malty hay tone behind it. Taste was pretty bitter, like a pale ale, not like a pils at all. Spritzy, bright, floral, piney, lightly bitter, and balanced with hay and biscuit malts. Pretty enjoyable!
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz single from Crossroads. Poured a bit thinner than I was expecting, solid clear gold body with a smaller to almost average sized bright white foamy head. Aroma is dusty chalk, green grape skins, dry bread crusts, corn husk. Body once again is a bit thinner than I was expecting, lighter carbonation and a chalky aftertaste, watery overall. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Blah, not bad but when something claims to be Imperial Iím looking for a "Big" beer not just a tiny bit pumped up.
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Normís, 3/25/12
Aroma: The nose has a clean grassy smell, with caramel, some bread, and a little bit of fruit
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a small white head and light lacing
Flavor: The taste has a nice malt sweetness, a crisp grassy hop flavor, and just a hint of booze
Palate: The body is fairly clean and crisp, thereís a hint of heat, and it has a lingering dryness to it
I liked this one. Thereís a little bit of heat from the booze that I could see being an issue, but that didnít overpower the nice crisp Pilner feel for me at all. The grassy hops, the fruity notes, and the malts all worked well, and the beer felt like it achieved the style it was going for.
wlajwl (3824) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppiness isnít overpowering in taste, the alcohol gives it a slightly effervescent taste. Overall, a pretty good strong lager.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on 06/09/2011. Mostly clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Sweet honey and grainy malt aroma. Sweet honey flavor, some toasty notes and a bit of grain. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
obguthr (3782) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly pronounced aroma of honey. Clear amber, thin head, good lacing. Initially, malty with lime overtones but finishes grassy with a little grain. Not your typical pilsner, or even imperial pilsner, but a damn fine beer. Superb crafting!
Butters (3751) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow pour with ring of white head. Grainy and sweet, somewhat bitter tail. Nothing special, but coolass lithographed bottle.
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden. Nice white head. Light, summery, and floral aroma. Thick, malty, viney flavor. Green sinew or somethimg. Yeah thatís kinda freaky. Too heavy for the snow, thatís for sure, and thr finish sits heavy on the tongue.