hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 8-09-2011. This bottled beer pours a very small off-white head with a short retention, hazy golden body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is bready malt, citrus hops, fruity, and crisp. The taste is lightly bitter, bready malt, citrus hops, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. The 9% alcohol is well hidden in the flavor of this beer. The flavor of this beer just did not do it for me as the various flavors just did not seem to meet up very well.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a dark golden with soft head, Aroma is heavy hops, citrus, pine mix. Taste blends hop and malt well.
Chudwick (2175) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber - pours cloudy deep gold with huge ivory head (it’s protruding from the top of my glass by an inch!). Nose is full of foam, so I will skip that step. Flavor adds citrus, hay, and grass. it’s a very playful experience. Bittersweet in the strong range. Latent earthy notes. Exceeded my expectations by a mile.
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earth hop and malt aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. My expectations where met.
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at Bank Street.
Poured hazy dark golden color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and sweet fruity aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
shigadeyo (3059) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/19/2011: NABC Elsa Von Horizon Imperial Pilsner... Aroma: Tropical fruits in the nose. Appearance: Thick and frothy white head; turbid gold color. Flavor: Sweet pale malts, slightly doughy; mild to moderate bitterness; fruity (a bit tropical) hops. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; slick and slightly oily. Overall: Pretty good Imperial Pils.
Draught sample (8% ABV; IBU) at New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, IN. Rating #50 for this beer.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the HSC July 4th beer tasting. Hazy golden color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and grainy malt. Medium to full body with flavors of herbal hops, biscuit malt and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a peppery hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
shrubber85 (7867) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange, hay, and light caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal lemon peel flavor. Very nice and drinkable.
ContemplateBeer (1554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of hay, some light red grape, moderate noble hop profile. Appearance is brilliant gold with foamy white head and moderate carbonation. Flavor matches the nose with some added toast to combat the high noble profile; the bitterness is not as bracing as I’d expect. Palate is medium, creamy and soft. Liked this quite a bit.
Onslow (1205) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Clear deep amber brew with generous white head. Aroma of clean earthy - spicy - and aromatic hops. Taste is a little sweet malt, great bittering hops, and nice lingering finish akin to the aroma. An excellent and memorable brew.
garrison (784) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alright, I purchased this 650 ml bottle from "liquor Direct" in Covington, KY - Never one to settle for the ordinaryElsa proves that loving boldly is always in style. True to it’s nature, this Pilsner runs long and powerfully, never gives up, and remains squarely in your memory if you are ever lucky to meet. Packed with Noble hops and Continental malts, Rlsa is truely a legend.