shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a slightly hazy translucent orange with dissipating head.. the smell is inviting with notes of apricot, honey and another sweetness maybe some light berry notes infused by the varying hops.. initial hit to the palate is like a summer breeze on a warm day.. crisp, smooth, refreshing.. subtle hops that quickly give way to a coated maltyness that chews in your mouth and has a slight syrup almost earthy taste.. the hops reappear later in the session and a slight bitterness laces the aftertaste like a hooker with a bad attitude.. its one of my first imperial pilsners and I like the cut of its jib and the alcohol is barely noticeable.... suggest it .....
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 (934) - 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 (1353) - 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 (1591) - 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 (639) - - 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 (507) - 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 (1386) - 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 (356) - 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.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an amber color. The head is a one finger off-white shade with a nice, creamy texture. While the retention isn’t the best, it does leave some lacing behind on the glass.
S: It’s kind of hard to decide what’s in the aroma. Okay, I pick up some floral hops, and maybe some herbs, as well. Oh, and some nondescript citrus tones. The malts in particular are too strange for me to like this aroma. A shame.
T: If the aroma was somewhat indecipherable, then the flavor is almost totally indecipherable. I get wisps of defined notes - herbs, grass, citrus, ginger, malt - in random places, but nothing that pops out. This beer is messy and, frankly, not very good. It’s also metallic.
M: Full and creamy, yet not too sweet. Normally, I’d enjoy that, but since I don’t like the flavor, it’s hard to approve of the mouthfeel, either. Carbonation could be a little stronger.
O: Meh. Every once in a while sipping this, I’ll think "hey, it’s a decent brew", and then the next sip later, I go back to think "meh, don’t like this very much". And there are even some sips where I consider a drainpour. Luckily, I toughed this one out - and I can safely say this is the only one I’ll tough out.