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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - JUL 17, 2013
Thanks to Caro for this birthday present. Looks handsome in the glass with its bold golden hue, large fluffy slowly diminishing head and rich lacing. A little weak on aroma at Monteiths recommended 8 degrees; floral hops, caramel, biscuit, citrus, cardboard, bandaid. Moderately sweet, moderate to moderate-heavy bitter. Alcohol numbing palette [sic] creamy almost lightly chewy. Second half paired ok with a Baigan bhartha Indian curry. One of the best Monteiths I have had though nothing to rave about here. Couldn’t help but add this: pal·ette /ˈpalit/ Noun A thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colors. The range of colors used by a particular artist or in a particular picture. Synonyms pallet

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshRaburn (78) - - 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 (121) - 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 (534) - 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 (1685) - 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 (4541) - 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 (764) - 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 (2727) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
Pour is magnificent, lightly hazy amber with crisp white head. Aroma is slightly carboard and muddled fruits. Flavour is a big hit of grapefruit and big bitter finish, it reminds me of a Leffe Blonde for some reason, there is a bit of alcohol heat at the finish.

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