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Lighthouse Overboard Imperial Pilsner

Formerly brewed at Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Overboard Imperial Pilsner has an intense flavour profile and a strong 8.5% alc/vol. A long cool fermentation with a pure pilsner yeast strain creates a very unique spicy flavour and a soft malty body. Considered to be one of the best hops in the world, and straight off the vines from the 2010 German harvest, Hallertau Mittlefruh is the only hop used in this beer. This Pilsner is crystal clear with a rich golden colour and is best enjoyed well chilled and served in a stemmed tulip glass. Overboard Imperial Pilsner is another one of our "Big Flavour" beers and is only available for a limited time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
650ml bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a lovely golden with a big off white head. Fresh and inviting aroma of grassy hops, slightly sweet. Taste is lush and crisp. Hops are indeed fresh and pronounced but there’s a decent cereal malt note there as well. Sweetness is more muted than the aroma. Sparkly and fresh on the tongue, with a dry finish. Surprisingly and dangerously drinkable for 8.5%. Another excellent release from Lighthouse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow/brown with light head. Aromas of melons and grapes with a hint of biscuit and hops. Initial candied fruit flavor with a bit of maltiness and a hoppy finish. Distinctive for a Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
650mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a mostly clear copper with a white head. Crisp pilsner hops on the nose, with a floral and biscuity qualities. Flavour is very crisp, with dry grassy hops, cereal and a slight sweetness. Hops are very fresh and biting. Wonderful example of a pilsner and yet another great addition to Lighthouse’s "big" beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
In short: A clean and crisp golden lager with a generous amount of assertive dry grassy hops. Successful take on the style
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh, less than two months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Clear light golden body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose is quite grassy, not saaz-grassy but very grassy nonetheless. Taste starts with a straightforward bready and crackery crisp pale malt backbone with some sugary notes that suggests a non-negligible amount of crystal malts. Then comes the appropriate generous hopping that is all about dry grassy hops with a slightly spiciness. It says it doesn’t use any Saaz but honestly it tastes like it does use some. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity and the finish is overall quite dry especially when considering the initial sweetness. A pleasant surprise coming from Lighthouse, forgive me if I don’t sound too enthusiastic but that was my first beer of the day so I’m still three beers away from being in a good mood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath for $6.50. Pours a medium, white frothy head atop a well carbonated, cloudy orange amber body. Nose of spiced lemon citrus, fairly peppery. Creamy malt, crisp hops - good pine bite. Very enjoyable. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillardsBitter (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011 does not count
Good descriptions above.... Not the biggest ’Pilsner’ fan, but this "BIG" Imperial class Pil is B E A utifull! Lighthouse is most definately stepping up and out of the box with this one..... Gotta love the PAINTED graphic glassware...Style points for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorditoabd (634) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bomber from the local bottle shop in Victoria. Pours more the color of an IPA than a pils. Typical pilsener funk punctuated by the higher ABV. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
650ml bottle split with mcberko. Pours a clear copper/brown. Aroma of grass, floral. Flavour of grass, fruits, floral, herbs and sharp pilsner hops. Lively palate - high acidity. Nice and fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colinw (19) - , British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
Another tasty special release from lighthouse! Great hops flavour comes through along with abundant pilsner malts. A little too sweet but otherwise very well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Bomber I bought in a private liquor store in Vancouver and brought back. Initially some cheesy aroma, that is more malty smelling as the glass warms. Light borwn colour with a small hed. Good balance of European hops and malt. The hop taste draws you in, the malt finishes. Very good drinkability. A bit above average mouthfeel, buffeted by caramel.

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