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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The mellow malt in this Imperial Pilsner is married with a clean sharp bitterness from a blend of four hop varieties. Crisp and refreshing with a touch of delicate noble hops to linger on the palette.

Jimthechap's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - MAY 14, 2013
It certainly is a good looking beer. Beautiful golden colour with plenty of sparkling carbonation and a fluffy white head. The aroma is of perfumy hops, light and floral. I think it could afford to be a little more pungent. There is good body with excellent spritzy mouthfeel. There seems to be quite a tang of heady alcohols which leaves a lightly warming sensation but is just a little unnecessary. Why not lower the alcohols down to about 5% and call it a pilsner rather than attempting an imperial just to hand over more excise tax to the government. I would have thought of an imperial pilsner as being more of everything - more flavour, more aroma and more remarkable. This isn’t a bad nudge but does require a little more tweaking to get right I think. Whoever did the label spelled palate incorrectly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gylo (289) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Nazwa imperial pilsner mnie zaintrygowała i potanowiłem spróbować tego specyfiku. Wyraźna goryczka, piana i mieszanka 4 chmieli dały bardzo pozytywny efekt, nie wiem tylko na ile to się łapie pod definicję pilznera ;)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshRaburn (104) - - NOV 18, 2015
Tastes like a continental lager, but with American pale ale style hops. Unfortunately not as good as either.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
tombutlin (139) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2015
Must be a stale batch - no head and tastes like Lion Red, which is not a good thing. Monteith’s, are you going to sort me out with a replacement so I can judge it properly? I tipped it down the drain

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
TuiSamesi (13) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2015
A fine drop. Well deserved Imperial name - with its 7% ABV. Good hops evident. Will have another one in preference to that rubbish from Speights.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
waiake (575) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2014
Fine looking beer is orange gold taste is malt hops alcohol with a quite a harsh peppery bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
500mL bottle BB 05/14 Pours a pale orange straw body, big foam atop. Restrained sort of nose; floral hop, touch of spice, with some oxidised malts & overly ripe stonefruit. Soft carbonation, kind of syrupy, chalky, soap, touch odd. Alcohol apparent. Falls to bits on the body; oxidised malty notes of browned apple & cardboard, bit whack of corny DMS, some floral hop but bitterness is abrasive, fusel alcohol finish. Had some promise, lost it - poorly made, unnecessarily strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Cellarbrations November 2013. Dark amber colour when poured into the glass. This is a beer that has a decent flavour and is full in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
Very refreshing for a 7% AVB beer. It's medium body is well balanced with sweet malts and hops. Finisheswith a nice honey taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
Gold pour with a thick white head. Aroma is malty, slightly spicy, with a bit of grassiness. Taste is malty, grapefruit, bitter, but not really very well balanced. Not my favourite

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
Nose is of caramelised citrus almost burnt sugar with a strange nail varnish twist usually reserved for high alcohol Polish lagers. Cannot fault it in the glass; a seemingly misty, sunny orange gold with fine, scarce effervescence. A tight, rocky, inch and a half of snow-white foam settles in atop and daubs a wickedly thick lace. And that’s where I should have stopped things. Tart, sweet, fruity astringency like sucking on spent white grape skins twists the palate into a frenzied spasm. Another sip and, oh yeah, this one is rockin’ hard to quaff. Sugary, but in an artificial way with a chemical back bone and sharp bitterness that doesn’t meld well. Lasting, layering, filmy aftertaste of burnt fruit sugars and cheap wine - I mean really cheap. Alcohol is hot - fusel hot. How is this imperial? I’d favour a sixer of Skol over this. Hate to say it but is Monteith’s f&*ken serious pumping out chloroform meets drainpour such as this!? Not good!! (50cL, BBE 04/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

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