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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Snake Oil Cure what "ales" you. Just like the miracle cure-alls of old, Professor Wagner’s Imperial Pilsner possesses no verifiable medicinal qualities whatsoever. And yet, taken internally, this golden elixir is guaranteed to cure what ails you. Snake Oil is a crisp, Medium-bodied lager with a complex maltiness and heavy hop presence – well-rounded and refreshing


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tap at Bowie. Hazy yellow-orange,some true to style green tints. Foamy, nice head. First sip is sort of intense, comes off a little stronger than 6.5%. Malty and rich, but also has a tasty, grassy, noble hop character. Pretty solid, captures the style well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1858) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On tap 5 oz. sample at DuClaw in Bowie, MD. Clear, yellow-gold with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of Italian bread, pilsener malt, grass, a clove-like spiciness that seems to show up in many of the beers from this brewpub (I.e., DuClaw's Bowie location). Taste of crackers, pilsener malt, that same clove-like spiciness, grass and floral hops with an aspirin-like bitterness. Medium/light body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On tap. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma is spicy hops, crackers, light malt and breadiness. Good smooth finish with some nice hop character. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pretty good imperial pils, i remember it being one of the better beers of theirs i have had. Clean with not too much junk like their other offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2013
From growler purchased at arundel mills location. Aroma is lightly floral, citrusy and herbal. Appearance is crystal clear straw-yellow color with a pillowy white head, white you would expect from a pilsner or a pale lager. Taste is sweet at the front of the tongue and is bitter on the back end. There is a significant hop presence throughout. Overall very refreshing i would get this more often if it were year-round offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1340) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft at Bowie location on 08/02/13. Came to the table a clear gold color with a thick off-white head. The lightly floral aroma featured a fair amount of grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, a cereal graininess, light vanilla, a little funk, and a dash of spiciness. Went down thin to medium-bodied, crisp, and refreshing. The taste started with a sizable graininess and a touch of caramel. A lightly funky middle with touches of vanilla extract came next. Zesty citrus rinds, some grapefruits, and a splash of artificial lemon juice finished things off. Bitter and dry. There was a fair amount of warming alcohol throughout. Thirst-quenching and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1106) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
An Imperial pilsner is a style not often done, but damn am I glad that Duclaw did one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (1931) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft. Pours. Clear light gold with almost no head. Tastes creamy, funky, slightly dry and bitter. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like malt and light funk.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3362) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Tap. Pours clear gold with thin, creamy white head. Aroma is floral notes, bread and cereal malts, and light plastic. Flavor is cereal and biscuit malts, light hop bitterness, and light grapefruit esters; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Tap at Arundel Mills. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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