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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 248   ABV: 8.26%
We brewed Paradise with massive amounts of German Pilsner malt and more than two pounds per barrel of U.S. Vanguard hops, an American version of the noble German Hallertau Mittelfruh. It was fermented with lager yeast from a Bavarian monastery brewery, then dry-hopped with another pound per barrel of Vanguards. To maximize flavor, we chose not to filter the beer, keeping it in the German kellerbier (cellar beer) style. The result is pale and smooth, slightly cloudy with yeast. The flavor is clean, complex and malty, balanced with plenty of hop bitternes and fine hop aroma, with a pleasant warming sensation caused by the higher alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle at Argo0 pre-RBSG tasting on 13 July 2006. Clear, pale gold colour. Yeasty, with some spicy and candi-sugar notes. In fact it had a distinctly Belgian feel to it. Not bad at all but doesn’t really come over much like a pilsner. Rather too sweet and syrupy for one thing. To be honest, I think there are some styles that aren’t really best suited to imperialising - pilsner may be one of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours a deep golden yellow. Nice aromas of hops/citrus/peppery. Nice hoppy flavor, spicy/pepper, alcohol shows up in the back end. And once again I love the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2008
5-24-08 bottle shared at tasting (I don’t remember who brought this - but thanks!)
Slightly cloudy bright orange yellow in color with an off white head. Smell is doughy and sweet. Flavor is nearly yeasty and dough-like with some hops bite in there. Overall, a hint above average for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
bottle shared at tasting. Thanks!
Pours a golden hazy color. Smell is bright lager like malt. Taste is rich maltiness, lightly hoppy and lager like. Medium bodied and like an amped up pilsner, as to be expected. Not over the top. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2007
A one liter plus bottle with the year it was made in. The beer poured a darker yellow ans slightly cloudy with a nice cream head. The smell was citrus and floral hops and a mild sweetness. The taste is a hops start with a nice malt finish. good lacing and perfect carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2007
1Liter bottle-pours a foamy white head and slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is [American version Herzbraker] hops-light fruity/non-citrus (OK-then lemon), grain. Taste is [American version Herzbraker] hops-light fruity/citrus-lemon, grain, some alcohol. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2007
1 liter swing top poured a clear gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of sweet malt, straw, biscuit and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuits, straw and light orange with a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2006 750. Pain-in-the ass wax seal. Watching Ernest hack through it with a butcher knife and a pair of pliers might have been the highlight of this tasting experience.<P> Beer is murky, light yellow-gold with an average-sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head.<P> The aroma is kind of cluttered. Malty with light notes of toasted grain; Hoppy with light-to-moderate notes of resin/pine; Yeasty with a trace note of dough; Moderate miscellaneous notes of pineapple, cloying bubble gum, warm alcohol, trace of something that smells like plastic melting in the sun.<P> The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter with a long, hottish, moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Unclean aftertaste. Sugary and sticky.<P> The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2006
1L bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of soap/detergent, alcohol, vegetables, chemicals. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. The booze shows through quite strongly, and some very unpleasant aromatic characters make this drift into Malt Liquor territory (shudder). The Hallertauers are nice, but overall it’s pretty crude.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Bomber. waxed top. golden wtih healthy white head. nice lacing. malty, earthy aroma. grassy, lemon, earthy hops, beautiful malts. This was very enjoyable. Im a little suprised at the low ratings.

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