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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Our first year anniversary Imperial Pilsner is an unfiltered, hopped-up lager brewed with true German malt. Hallertau hops, added twice in the fermenter, give this special brew plenty of flavor and aroma while maintaining a drinkable presence. Available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles while supplies last.


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3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Fantastic juicy, fresh, green wet spicy Euro hops. Achingly fresh-smelling, with just the faintest hints of lager behind. Comes out strong and hot, bringing warmth right up in the nostrils. The dry-hopping really shows strongly, this is green, grassy and brash. The hops are the whole picture here and I hate to admit, it feels a little bit like heavy handed homebrew. Raw, green hops are what this beer is and it’s a little harsh and out of balance at times. Malt creaminess doesn’t quite hold up to the hop attack. I almost feel like this needs some age, but then I’m sure the hops would fade. Interesting, but not delicate.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2434) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Shared by argo0. Thanks Aaron. The beer is pale yellow and mostly clear with a small white head. The aroma brings citrus, malt, lager yeast. the flavor offers an even more pronounced lager yeast character, with grain and oranges. Light to medium in body with spritzy carbonation. A bit sweet, with a light hop character and mild bitterness in the finish. This was OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/straw, light nectarine. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, some grapefruit. Medium body, light resin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt with spicy hops and pear notes. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, and a clean lager character with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Very pale yellow color, white head. Aroma of straw and white pepper. Taste is very lager like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (861) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bomber. Golden, slightly opaque pour with a medium fizzy head. Aroma of sweet malt, grass, citrus and peppery spices. Medium body, good lacing with a sweet finish that hides the high ABV. Nice offering from an up and coming brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle... Poured golden/yellow with a white head. For a style that comes off very hit or miss, this was a pleasant surprise. Citrus and tropical fruits, earthy hops with a big bitterness. Some biscuity malt to balance the all the hoppiness. I would say its only fault (which seems to happen often for the style) was a strong malt sweetness in the end.


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