Mountain Goat Imperial Pilsener
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Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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We’re still going through our lager stage, but this one ain’t your average garden variety lager. Our Imperial Pilsner weighs in at 7.5% alc and was brewed with Pilsner and Light Munich malts. It is deep golden in colour with a big German malt aroma. It was hopped with Czech Saaz hops and the palate is smooth and malty with a warming alcohol kick. 45 IBU.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, - JAN 7, 2012
Draught at Josie Bones in Melbourne. Big malty mouthfeel, as you would expect, floral and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
On tap at the Courthouse. It offers a great combination of flavours. Aromas of orange, caramel, biscuit, with hints of apple and butter. Taste is sweet, slightly sour and bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Orange, with a thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Tap at the Mountain Goat Brewery. Pours was a hazy orange with a huge, healthy, beige head with great retention and lace. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, pie, fresh fruits, fruit punch. After it warms there is a slight hint of nail polish remover and acetone which I’ll pretend is not there. Taste is boozy, powerful, fruity, almost like drinking a Sex on the Beach. Really no hop presence or even pilsener presence. There is more of a fruit and caramel and candi sugar element. So does not look like a pils, does not smell like a pils, and does not taste like a pils. In fact, my first thought is that this would fare well as American Strong Ale, but as a lager- I’m not sure what it would fall under. Maybe maibock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mattburns (109) - USA - NOV 22, 2010
Really nice. Malty, crisp and refreshing. Quite sweet and a slight bitter finish just to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
draught at Taphouse, Darlinghurst. Very surprised with how thick the mouthfeel this one had. quite hoppy and fruity for a pilsner, with a sweet alcohol burn at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2010
A blind tasting to the extent I thought this beer was a standard pilsner. So I was somewhat confused to taste big creamy malts and a soupy hop flavour more appropriate to a DIPA, albeit not quite was weighty. Howeverr, upon discovering that the style was indeed an Imperial the flavours are completely appropriate. Another good seasonal from Goat.

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