riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is full of earthy hops, some floral notes, bread, and honey sweetness. Pours golden with a foamy head. The flavor has a good balance with sweet bready malts, honey, earthy bitterness, grass, pepper, and light floral hops. Clean finish, dry and hoppy. Alcohol is well hidden.I liked this one.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head. Floral hoppiness, bread y biscuit notes, with a hint of fruit. Huge etoh warming and residual sweetness banana and citrus like esters. A bit to big for me i didn’t care for the candied like residual sweetness.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at 3 Rivers 6 Pack Eatery this beer poured a dark golden color with a small white head that faded quickly. The aroma was dry with spicy and floral hops. The flavor was dry, bitter and had a moderate floral and spicy hop presence with a yeasty undertone and notes of lemon and pepper. The finish was long, dry and spicy. Fairly full bodied. The alcohol was well hidden. Solid.
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear gold pour - sticky, soapy lace - the aroma is of grassy, spicy noble hops, with notes of wildflowers, honey, bread dough - fairly smooth, and it hides the abv well (until the finish) - very spicy, floral hop flavor throughout, with some dry, biscuity maltiness - fairly strong honey sweetness develops after this, with quite a bit of bready flavors as well - then the alcohol starts to come on strong, and gets a little astringent in the finish - at 7.5%, this could have stayed crisp and clean throughout, but at 9%, it kind of falls apart in the end, tasting like a good pils with a wee bit of vodka poured into it.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice clear light golden- massive sticky whit head and nice lace. Aroma is packed with tons of spicy and floral czech hops with a nice doughy malt backbone. Flavor is also zest, spicy and almsot resinous from the amount of hops- sap-like, with a slight crackery doughy pils malt, fresh bread, and a touch honey-like since it is so big. Spicy hop finish and pretty smooth fro a 9% impy pils. This is pretty solid stuff.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to Drew and Jen for the bottle.
Served in a tulip glass. Pours golden with a white head and a bit of lacing as the beer goes down. The nose is lightly hoppy with a floral character. A lot of malty grain and a bit of bread. The taste is malty, bready, and a bit spicy with a bit of booze. Feel is pretty crisp with nice carbonation. A good beer, but a bit too much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2010
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of pils malts, slight alcohol, and noble hops. Poured gold in color with a small white head. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of noble hops, pils malts, slight grass, and light grains. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, lightly sweet, noble hop finish is dry. 9%ABV is undetectable.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear straw color with a tallish popcorn colored head. Decent lace. Appearance = 3+. Pale malt, dough and floral to grassy hops aromas. As it sets for a minute, I have a real pils aroma, malt and hops mix with just a hint of herbal and nobel hops. I am not catching the alcohol and grain I find in many of ESLs. Soft malt and caramel flavors. Floral hops with light orange blossom honey join in the middle. Quite crisp in feel for the heft. Finish is also quite crisp. I catch a bit of apple peel in the linger along with some salty popcorn. An outstanding malt liquor. A very good strong lager with pils tendencies. The finish starts to wear on the palate as it warms. About 10 ounces would have been perfect.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear golden with a large frothy white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel malt and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter floral hop taste and nice bitter finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. A very good strong lager from harpoon.
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Gold with a thin head. Quiet soft hoppy nose. Big pepper taste, followed by BBQ?, then booze. This is a confused boozy beer. Hard to Imperialize such a delicate style.