Reid (2276) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Ok the 2003 Reserve is here!! and its way stronger..weighing in at 7.2%
Comes in the 22 oz brown bomber..with the new moderd looking Full Sail label..nice bright blue and yellow.
This is a wondeful pilsner bier to behold deep dark honey golden colour..with a nice sized white head..nice carbonation strings..head goes fast but some lovelly lacing is around all down my glass.
Very livelly aroma of spicy hops is evident..also a nice doughy aroma.
Wow this is one hoppy pilsner..the hops are very "sharp"..alcohol aftertatse but its well balanced..theres even some remanents of malt after wards..alcohol warming in the throat.
Nice and spicy on the palte but it smooths out near the end.
Very nice drinkable beer..what is this though "Double Pilsner" it says on the label..Imperial Pilsner anyone?
Rerate 2017....weird but still an excellent beer...after 13 years still a solid 4
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Realy not that impressed.I really wanted to like this one, but it seemed one dimensional. The "Saazy-ness" was not impressive.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice, clear, deep copper color with a small white head that does not last long. Mildly hoppy aroma with a strong malty sweetness present. Full body with low carbonation and a smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is malty sweet with lots of hops present. The finish is hoppy with a burst of lingering bitterness at the very end. I like the idea of an imperial pilsner. This one is big and flavorfull with lots of hops and malts.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of hops in the nose. Flavor is a malty hoppy experience. Nice bitter finish.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hoppy and APAlike aroma, gold with a small head, lots of hop flavors with hints of caramel maltiness, piney bitter hops blend into a bitter berry hop finish, tastes more like an IPA
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of hops, very fresh crisp and clean. Finish is strongly bitter and slightly stringant. Strong alcohol feel.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle was marked 2002. Old age might have had something to do with this one. Light amber color with long lasting white head. Unimpressive hoppy nose. The rest was downhill from there.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber in color. Hops come through more than usual for the style. Dry finish. Not sure that the higher alcohol adds a lot more complexity, but I do enjoy this beer more than some other regular pilsners.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, honey golden color. Not too much active carbonation. An aroma with slightly more hops than the typical pilsner. Pretty citrus-y for a pilsner, then again that can be expected coming from Full Sail. This is my favorite pilsner as of yet.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This looks like a year old bottle 2002
Deep yellow with a hint of orange, very thick long lasting head. Aroma is an extra strong noble hops and malt. Hops bitterness is intense, malt starts to come out a little as does the alcohol, maybe just a little fruitiness. This “Pilsener” is a bit warming as it goes down. I’m enjoying this beer despite a slightly cloying sweetness that is coming on at the end.