Rune (9995) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice head-lacing. Hazy golden body. Modest smell of malts and fruity hops. Semi dried fruits to the taste buds. Noticeable alcohol. Medium bodied. Draught, half pint at Sheffield Tap 30 Sep 10.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep hazy golden yellow with a huge frothy white head that recedes very quickly to a clumpy cap and leaves spots of lacing.
The aroma is very sweet with caramelized sugar and citrus hops with a spiciness in the nose as well.
The taste has the same sweetness but with lots of toasted grains, herbal and citrus hops and a spicy sweet finish. There is an overall grassy character to things.
The mouthfeel is full bodied and sweet for the style, spicy and slightly dry.
I’ve had quite a few impy pilsners this season and this one is decent but not one of the best. Still good.
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting beer - pours clear pale orange with a large white head, tons of lacing. A nice floral hops aroma with some laundry detergent in the nose and flavor. Really nice balance overall between the spicy hops and malt notes.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Total Wine, Durham. It ends up being a fairly interesting hybrid of a slightly stronger American pils (not quite imperialized, and with a secret crush on unfiltered Czechs) and a fairly typical DFH pale, perhaps even a 60 Minute variant. Abundantly hopped, that’s evident, but somehow the character ends up being a bit indistinct: almost the hop equivalent of Allspice. Nice luxuriant mouthfeel, handsome brew, but nothing too dazzling.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750->Lager glass: Pours a huge, rocky, white head atop a clear yellow body. Good carbonation is exhibited. Aroma of grain, wheat, and clove. Body is medium, finishing with a sweetness that is exhibited by a lemon-honey overall taste and alcoholic mouthfeel. A very-very-very nice imperial pilsner.
JoeTheYounger (1178) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade bottle from GMCC2281. Poured a hazy orange color with thick white head. Aroma was spices, bread, basil. Taste was very crisp, dry, with a hint of honey and spices. Pretty good.
MadIndian (2699) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Canal’s in Delran Nj. Golden pour with aromas of malts, hop and grass. Clean dry finish. Good!
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a golden color with a big white foamy head that settles and leaves a nice amount of lacing. Aroma is fresh hops, citrus and cut grass with a mild sweetness in the back. Flavor starts out sweet, with a strong malt body and ripe fruit flavors before the dry, hoppy finish. The body had a medium mouth feel and a very smooth consistency. Very easy to drink.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, Dogfish version, relatively fresh. Pours a lightly hazy, average to darker golden hue. A billowing head of off-white to cream colored froth settles in slowly to fat, clumpy lily pads with a pronounced edge, as thick swaths of tattered tapestry lacing coat the glass. The nose is an exercise in contrasts, showing ample sweet, clean, doughy malts with some caramel, all countered by a potent, peppery, grassy hop profile. Candied orange peel emerges, as does a creamy-sweet yeast profile. Flavors are the same, again showing zippy, bitter grass hops over a base of sweet dough and honey-kissed bread grain malts. Lemon and orange rind lend an oily, citrus bitterness that lingers. The palate is medium-full and sugary, sporting moderately intense, persistent carbonation and a slightly drying, alcoholic finish. Like its Italian counterpart, this brew is just too big for a pils. There are some nice elements here, but the intense sugars and the overly aggressive hopping just doesn’t work for me. It’s decent and relatively clean, but still not my thing.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, florals, and biscuit. Flavor of grass, florals, herbs, citrus, caramel, and crackers with a somewhat dry finish.