FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with basically no head. Aroma not super strong (though I’m suffering from a bit of congestion), but the lime and orange is noticeable, not grapefruit like most hoppy beers. Again, the flavor is citrus with out resorting to the grapefruit and peel flavor of strong pils or IPA’s. Has just a bit of that lemon peel bite on the back end, ending with the slightest hint of Brazil nut. I’m really not getting the malt that other reviews report for whatever reason. Surprisingly heavy feel for a pils or a lager, wading into brown ale territory. I’m not a huge fans of pilsner style beers, but this has enough stuff going on to make it interesting. Yea, this is good.
climberbob (306) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber w thin head. Lovely floral aroma when first poured. Does not hang around long though. A touch bitter on the front then moving to a hint of tartness before mellowing to sweeter malt associated w the higher alcohol. Taste is floral malty w a hint of pine and softer lemony citrus notes at the end. Good beer.
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Cluniac (71) - - AUG 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent malty ale. Palate is a bit dry and spicy, but flavor is nice and relatively full, several malty classic flavors.
dctellem1973 (5) - Dover, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definite summer beer. Fruity hoppy but balanced. Alcohol is very well hidden here. Nasty aftertaste. Feel like I ate an orange peel. Higher rating if the first half of this beer was as good as the second. Probably the alcohol talking there. Weak buzz after one of these.
TheHopster (945) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Thanks to Sharon and Doyle. Nice golden-amber complexion with white head and modern carbonation. Interesting mix of Bock and Lager with hops. Sort of a confused flavor.
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skmikeg (1404) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium orange with a thin off white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, citrus, pine, caramel, sweet malts, light floral hops, some light spicy hops, and some grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a decently tasty, well balanced imperial pils that is a tad too sweet for my tastes.
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More creamy and floral than most pils. Amber orange color. Pale malt and big floral notes. Full mouthfeel for a pils. Okay stuff.
gueuze (660) - - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangene Farbe. Malzig-fruchtiger Geruch. Sehr lieblicher Geschmack. Restsüß mit Orangeneindrücken. Kein Pils, eher ein tropischer Bock.
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr lecker, aber kein Pils: fruchtiges Hopfenaroma mit etwas Malz. Geschmack zuerst, relativ süß, später kommt auch der Hopfen mit durch. Sehr fruchtig.
williamstome (1433) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot pour, nice white head. Floral, lemony pils hops, bready aroma with notes of prunes and berries. Flavor is zesty noble hops with fruity malt kick.
Jamesthebrit (367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is oily. Citrus. Lemon orange. A subtle spicy nice like a black pepper.
Looks fine. Hazy pumpkin color. Little head.
Taste is like the smell. Subtle hop oils on the palate but not too bad. Subtle peppery note. Orange. Alcohol on the finish. Malty finish.
Palate is light medium body. Carbonation is smooth. Taste is smooth.
I am surprised at how solid this beer is. Not anything I would go out of my way to buy but a solid beer to drink.