brp10 (59) - USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
im not a huge hop-head, but this is different. great strong pilsner............
Jow (2705) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really pretty bottle drinking before Decemberists concert. Pours a dirty blond with nice white head. Aroma of lemons, hops and grass. tastes of hops, citrus, candied sugar, and earthy. Nice carbonation and just bitter enough. nice
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma of light floral notes, lemon cake, bread dough and yeast. Taste of floral notes, hops, spicy lemon, bread dough and yeast.
Nephilium (1497) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This starts with a very nice citrus hop aroma. Pours a clear golden-amber, with a big fluffy white head. The flavor leans more towards IPA then Pilsner, with a very hop forward character. The lager notes are present in the finish however. This is a really interesting and tasty beer. And not a bad value at $8 a bottle.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle.Pours a pale yellow with a soapy white head.Nose is musty hops and some citrus.Taste is hoppy and bitter but the hops are quite mouthwatering.Very easy drinking and quenching.Imp pils is not my favorite style but this one is a winner.Another nice brew from DFH.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a nice white head. Nice hops in the aroma, just not quite strong enough aroma for my taste. Clean and crisp, some hops and bitterness, but too thin. I’d have liked to have seen this beer just a bit "bigger" as an Imperial Pilsner. Sam Adams has set the bar high with their Imp Pils, I was optimistic that DH would equal or surpass the SA, but was disappointed. If I blindly drank this beer as a pilsner I would consider it excellent, but not imperial.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 Bottle from Belmont. Light golden color with a thick white head. Aroma and flaovr of lager yeast, lemon, grass, and hops. Clean, crisp finish with a moderate bitter bite. Medium bodied. Quite enjoyable and a damn good pilsner. Would be a great summer six pack beer.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma- hop, barnyard, grass, light sweetness, lactose, lemon zest. pours hazy lemon gold. taste is lemon, candied sugar, lactose, hop, bitter finish. palate was heavy, carbonated, with medium body. Wasn’t a big fan of this one.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
medium yellow with thick and large white head. nose of herbal hops, some sweetness, and a touch of alcohol. medium to low carbonation for a bohemian pils, very low for a german. firm bitterness before a fair amount of sweetness, though it is unlikely munich was added to this, possibly from a cara malt. the american hops actually blend well with the german saaz-like notes, which surprises me. the alcohol isn’t overly distracting, but I see no point of adding depth to a pilsner. overall, it’s a well fermented beer, a well formulated beer, but i question the need for a 7.5% abv pils because it results in a less drinkable version of the style
Nickls (1978) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light, bright straw yellow that’s mostly clear with a nice fluffy pure white cap that holds really well. Nice looking brew. Big assertive hops in the aroma, bit spicy and herbal with a citric kiss. Hops lean soapy in the flavor, and thankfully this is devoid of malt sweetness. Still solid malt backing for the soapy, spicy, and earthy hop flavors that show a little citrus as well. Crackery and dry in the finish. Bigger, heavier body that suggests the Imperial is the right label. Some moderate warmth. Still, medium overall, bit soft. Nice, pretty clean, and good drinking.