Elwood (2491) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a light gold color with a small, white head. The nose has a slight odd green hop note and a little pale malt. The flavor has a peppery bitterness, off metallic notes, some grain, green apple, green pepper, and alcohol. Medium bodied with low carbonation and an odd bitter and vegetal finish. This brew is a bit of mess.
Indra (2476) - 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.
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 10/15/10 (Binnyís)-50į in Lager glass. Pours a clear medium golden with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt, and grains. Taste of hops, citrus, and grass. This medium bodied brew is not bad but for the price($14 a six) there are much better choices. I donít understand with their Small Batch series why they canít produce a more reasonably priced brew. Afterall, there is competition with better product and prices or am I paying for the etched bottles??????
kidmartinek (2452) - 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.
17thfloor (2403) - 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.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Light gold color with very minimal head. Aroma has slight hints of wheat and malt. Flavor is a little bland with small hints of hops. Overall not too bad, but nothing to write home about.
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark gold with a small diminishing white head. Faint corn malt and floral hop. Medium mouthfeel with a grass citrus and corn malt. A decent imperial pils from Breckenridge.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear golden pour with white head. aroma of a strong pils, straw and earth aplenty. flavor of alcohol, roasted malt, nuts, sourness..slightly unpleasant dirt-like finish
watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a thin white head. Aroma has some sweet straw and grassiness...faint citrus and tea. Flavor follows suit...notable sweetness...mild grassiness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a slightly hoppy bitter finish.
adrian910ss (2246) - 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.