Chama River Big Honkin Pils
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Every time I try one of these Imperial Pilsners I immediately ask myself..."in what way is this a Pilsner?" Ussually there is nothing pils about these beers. This strong lager, however, is exactly what it says it is. Light golden, fluffy white head. Lots of rich german pilsner malts. Tons of incredibly floral noble hops. And fermented cold for a crisp lager finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2009
(22oz bottle, PPSG09) Crystal clear carbonated apple juice body with medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw, spice, some honey, cantalope, light biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, orange/floral, melon, some alc, spice. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2009
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering- bottle–pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is sweet grain, continental/floral hops, slightly harsh. Thanks for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9581) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Big citrus hops, and a bunch of grain. Hot and grainy. Not so great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is great. Big, punchy, zesty fragrance. Lots of bright grassy, citrus character. Light lemon balm over a crackery malt base. It doesn’t really taste all that big, but as a regular pils, it’s rock-solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
PPRBSG09. Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a white head. Dry floral fruit with a light dry sweet leather dry bitter body. Some bread y notes and a slight warming alcohol finish. not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bomber thanks to Yobdoog for sharing and Erway for hooking up our gathering. Pours a pure clear straw golden with a nice sticky white head. Aroma is very fresh herbal and spicy noble hops- lightly flowery- which mixes nicely with the big rich bready fresh pils malt, but does not get honey like or overly sweet- reminds you of a great pils but just a bit more intense. Flavor is also very pils like just amped up a bit- incredibly fresh pils malts, doughy bready with lots of flowery hops- light spice, and a creamy clean and moderately bitter finish. This is a great big pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Poured a clear yellow color with a white head. Floral hop aroma with a toasty bready malt base. Hoppy flavor with floral notes. Very nice bitter dry finish. Light bodied. Perfect way to start off a giant tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3773) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a clear yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and wheaty pilsener malt. Flavor of sweet malt, light fruits, and sharp spices and alcohol in the finish. Pretty enjoyable. 7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Mild aroma of floral hops and just a bit of fresh bread. The flavor is stronger than the aroma with a solid dose of fresh bread and an equally solid dose of floral hops towards the finish. A bit of citrus emerges at the finish as well. Crisp and refreshing. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of erway. Thanks for sending this and giving us a chance to try. Light clear yellow golden color with a magical glow to it. Just crystal clear. Aroma of light pine, citrus, sweetness, bready pilsner character and a touch of dry earthyness. Taste is crisp and clean and quite refreshing given the medium body. Smooth and sweet with a nice floral and citrus hop balance. Alcohol is well masked and this was a pleasure to drink. Its become harder for me to find a pilsner that I enjoy drinking because of that green bottle taste and this changed my perspective quite a bit!

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