coldbrewky (1461) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magnum from my rip and run. pours honey cloudy with steady carbonation. Thick white head with clingy lacing. Rich sweet malts waft openly from glass. Body is reminiscent of a few Czech heavy lagers I have consumed but without the cheapo- alcohol bomb lagerness. this has a separate angle. Subtly sweet huge body moves in a single determined wave. Hops lay in wait and show themselves during a quick intake of brew and then lackadaisically reduce to the wings never totally going out of sight. A nice departure for Dogfish that works. See guys .... you can make a decent beer without adding eye of newt and dried gopher dung during the boil!
Padron4KM (582) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from total wine in Gilbert.
Hazy pale straw. Fluffy eggshell head sits atop lively carbonation. patchy lacing
Light biscuty malt aroma with some citrus notes.
Flavor is sweet dough followed by earthy, spicy citrusy hops.
Long, crisp, bitter finish.
CamdenD (1110) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well-made beer, obviously. Nose is a bit muddled but the taste is wonderfully crisp and bitter. The aftertaste is a bit short and one could say overly "IPA’ed" but this beer drinks well.
gpekar (473) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a medium tall off-white creamy head. There were plenty of carbonation bubbles rising up from the bottom of the pilsner glass. There was a good bready malt aroma, along with some citrus notes. The head reduced to about 1/2 an inch gradually, but left some nice lacing. The texture of the beer was on the creamy side. There was a good bit of hops bitterness initially and that built all the way into the finish and mellowed out slowly. There was also a nice amount of malt sweetness to balance the hops. A nice citrus flavor was also present in the flavor. Very good Imperial Pilsner.
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden color with white head. Aromas of fruit and biscuit malts. Similar flavors with a hint of sweetness. Light to medium body with average carbonation.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750 ml bottle (2010) from Bootleggers) Pours lightly hazy yellow-gold with several fingers of stiff, nearly white head. Turns cloudier near the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of pine over caramel and honey with some sweat. Mouthfeel smooth and a bit prickly and a bit dry. Lots of sticky, foamy lacing. Flavor of pine hoppiness over caramel-honey with a bit of sweat. An OK example of the style but all others bow before ST Krampus!
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Kenwood Liquors. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aromas of grassy hops, lemon, citrus, herbal spice, and pilsner malts. Flavors of light malts, lemon, citrus, spices, and grassy hops. Pretty tasty pilsner.
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of hops. Light but distinctly piney hops.
Pours golden-yellow, creamy head, sticky lace. Mostly translucent--a good pour shows the carbonation clouding below the head and rising to support it. As the head settles, the beer takes on a more hazy appearance.
Taste is as advertised: A hoppy pilsner. Interesting. A smooth and creamy pilsner but hop forward. Tangy. I like this. The hops give bite to an otherwise light lager.
It’s pretty sharply carbonated and the hops leave a slight sticky film.
This is well done. A hoppy and sweet pilsner.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma mainly of hops and wheat a hint of the malts and some citrusy quality..cloudy off yellow color,dissipating head,lacing ..tastes of tingly hops,bit of caramel and a corny flavor,citrus also not bad.. perfectly carbonated thin-medium mouthfeel biiter to dry aftertaste that doesnt linger much overall yeah its good but not really anything that special and it should be at 8 bucks for 25 oz.
RickTStiles (804) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours pale golden with a bubbly white hea and nice lacing. aroma is sharp, toasted and citric with a touch of caramel. taste is pale malt, a bit of that old lage twinge, and a toasty feeling overall. citrus and hops come through more than most pilsners. finish is long and surprisingly bitter. a very nice beer although I’m not much of a pilsner guy myself.