popery (1347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright yellow gold color. It’s quite transparent. There’s some sediment at the bottom of the bottle, but a gentle-ish pour didn’t disturb it and cloud things up. Big puffy white head. Lots of lacing. Big clumps on the walls of the glass. Excellent retention. Floral and citric hop aroma. Pale bready malt sweetness. Some peach, white grape, mango. It’s all a bit mild, though, and really could be juicier. Surprisingly little lager yeastiness. Taste is similar. Some lemon, peach, grass, pine. Again, fairly mild. Moderate bitterness. Very clean. Some pale malt sweetness, doughy sugars. Little bit of solvent bitterness in the finish. Light and crisp, particularly for the abv. Pretty good beer.
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Similar to Hopponius Union in terms of hop profile. A little more heavy on the malt side. Crisp lager finish. Well done.
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Prufrockstar (791) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle with thanks to BoostIPA. Dark gold pour with ample white head, good retention. Dank, more caramel than hoponious union, sweeter but with a solid bitter finish. For some reason this felt less precise than hoponious union. Digging these brews.
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Duchammer: Poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was very dank hops. Taste was nice strong hops, grain and although robust very drinkable.
dlovell2 (652) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden color with white head. Aroma is grassy fruity hop aroma. Sweet malty start with grass and fruity notes. Finish is citrus hops with some bitterness. This beer is really smooth.
jredmond (5194) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Clocks at Paul’s May 2014 tasting. Pours a clear golden body with thick white head. Aroma is strong, bitter hop, grapefruit and spice. Mouthfeel is well balanced with great flavors of bitter grapefruit, light grain and fresh hop.
tomthompson89 (1895) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best imperial lager I have ever had. Nice grassy pils nose. Golden yellow with billowy white foam. Flavour is smooth but packs a nice punch. Well done
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freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle right from the east coast. Nice grainy golden pills smell with some sweetness and little lemon citrus and maybe a touch floral. The flavor is right up what you?d hope, a big but clean imperial pilsner with a moderate hop kick in the end. Really solid brew with foamy carbonation, grainy and somewhat sweet but grounded earthy floral and mildly dying finish. A little lemon cough drop flavor but not in a bad way. Brisk refreshing 9% beer.
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing this! Great yellow in the glass, very fresh and floral in the nose. The beer starts intense, very floral and lots of citrus. Hints of mint and spice in the aftertaste.
ThirstyBird (1454) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Beer pours a bright hazy golden yellow with a large white head with nice lacing. The smell is lemon, citrus, grain. The taste is citrus, spice, some mint, grapefruit, some light malt sweetness ending with some dryness and bitterness. Light/medium body with active carbonation.