LearninBeer (312) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been sitting on this for a while. It says bottled in 2007. The aroma is light, malty, not much to it. The appearance is an orange/copper color, fully diminishing head a little lacing. The flavor is bitter, a little acidic, has a grain taste kinda like cereal. Not bad, probably sat on it too long. OK, as I’m still drinking this, it’s tasting a lot better - creamy, mellow leaves a nice feel in the mouth.
jredmond (4625) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange body. The aroma is slightly hoppy, floral, and yeasty. The taste is incredibly smooth - nothing like the aroma suggests. Notes of sweet malt, fruit, and sugar.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Countryside Liquors (Tampa, FL). 2007 bottle. Pours a dark golden with a thin white head. Little retention or lacing. Aroma is caramel, sweet, hoppy citrus, floral bouquet with a few notes of candy sugar, bread and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty initially with notes of honey, ripe fruit and candy sugar that starts to turn more acidic, citrusy and slightly bitter toward finish. Medium body with a slightly sweet and slightly bitter finish. Nice ale.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours golden straw colored with lots of head and good lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some grainy notes. Taste was sweet but crisp with a mild amount of hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a nice, bubbly mouthfeel. This is a very nice and drinkable pilsner.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a large, white head, excellent lacing, and a nice yellow body. Aromas of citrus, a bit of pear, and some cereal. Lively carbonation with a creamy, slick texture. Long duration and nice bitter finish. Overall a good lager that I would much rather drink than those from AB or Miller.
sebletitje (6030) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden, white head.
Aroma, malty, fruity (grapefruit), has all the aroma of an strong imp. lager/pilsner.
Taste, lightly hoppy, malty (pine/fruity). Has the signature Dogfish Head, with hints of grapefruit, light caramel malts. Aftertaste leaves a light hoppy finish, with the abv being well present.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy gold with a frothy white head. Corn and citrus nose. Flavor is similar yet rather syrupy and sweeter with some honey. Mediocre pilsner at best, mediocre beer at best.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
labeled as ’dogfish head noble experiment hurrah for golden era imperial pilsner’. golden color, moderate white head, nice lacing. a good looker. aroma of corn (hopefully not syrup), grain, malt. flavor is corn, grain, hops, marred by a hint of a metallic taste. thick, full-bodied, dry finish. pretty big beer at 9% abv, but the alcohol is weel hidden, until you get up to walk.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml 2006 bottle courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pours a cloudy gold with a 2 finger thick cream head and moderate lacing. Nose is floral hops, sweet malt and alcohol. Taste is sweet fruits, malt and light hops with more fruit in the finish with some light alcohol burn. Medium, sticky mouth feel. Decent brew. Thanks Jason!
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
06 750ml.’’Golden Shower’’ Pour is hazy gold with thick foamy head. Aromas of sweet malt, slight hops, and a fruity goodness. Flavor is mellow with malt, caramel, oranges, and a light hop flavor in the finish. I am suprised to how this one held up.