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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Editorís note: There was of lot of discussion going on about the style of this beer. The RateBeer admins finally concluded Imperial Pils/ Strong Pale Lager. After the bankruptcy of the Christoffel brewery in early 2013, brewed at Proef in Lochristi


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mainuh_man (89) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours clear golden with a rocky white head that dissipates quickly. Interesting hop aroma, resin and herbs, with some alcohol. Initial flavor is medium sweet, this quickly transforms into a nice hop flavor, both floral and resiny. Finishes with a good amount of bitterness that almost balances out the sweetness, and a nice warm alcohol flavor. Mild but fizzy carbonation with a medium-full body and a fairly sticky texture. Overall, a decent hoppy ale, which isnít so easy to find in the Netherlands. Has both nice hop aroma and flavor with enough malt to balance the bitterness. This used to be one of my favorites brewed in NL, but the original company went out of business and the new version isnít quite as good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (347) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Mitra. Clear to hazy golden yellow color, medium white head, good lacing. Aroma floral, lagerish in the nose, flavor is fruits, malt, candy sweets, syrup, honey, cereal, vanilla, slight citrus and hops. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Taste medium to heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, hint of citric sourness. Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, sweet lagerish finish with some IPAish and spring beer notes. Refreshing, easy to drink, very interesting, but a bit too sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7096) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergieŖt sich ein goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig malzig, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr malzig, fruchtig, hopfig, grasig, leicht alkoholisch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1019) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Aroma of malts, hay, fruits, hops. Flavour is light malty sweetness with some nice hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Yes, sort of like a strong Pilsner, but superior because of the potent hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (888) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet- and bitterness. Citrus, herbs, tangerine and yeast. A more then decent brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Moderate to heavy cereal and bread for the malt, moderate perfume for the hops, light cheese and broth for the yeast, with sugar and rotten wood in the background. Head is small, frothy. White with no lacing and diminishes to a small ring. Color is muddy medium amber/tan. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and slightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and slightly bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent and chewy finish. A drinkable beer but this Strong Pale Lager is a little too homebrew-esque for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with medium frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium complex balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met twice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5305) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells semi-sweet and pleasantly lemony. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good, not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (318) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Unusual flavor with an odd spice I canít place. Reddish gold clear color and fizzy head. Sweet aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1420) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells hops, grain and bit piss. Tastes malts, hops and grain. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.


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