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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A Greek epithet for Dionysus, Eiraphiotes means "Twice-Born." This Imperial Pilsner was a stellar beer right out of the conditioning tank, but its second birth from chardonnay barrels has transformed it into a truly magnificent creation. Very Limited Production.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4226) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Spicy cumin, oak, nose, light overripe orange undercurrent. Clear amber, medium head. Rye flavor, bready with an orange accent. Balanced, spicy, wonderful. Excellent

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4209) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Very rich and full bodied. Thick pour with a fizzy head. Nose is extremely vegetal. Flavor too. Lots of DMS showing up. Very bready/doughy with some wet hay. Warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Now I know what Chardonnay barrel aging does cause Its doing it to a nothing beer. Lolerskates

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Poured a dark yellow color from the bottle with aromas of hay, light honey and some grain Flavors are the same, grain and an alcohol aftertaste, and some hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Dark, slightly hazy orange with little to no head. Nose is sweet, sugary, light orange, light vinous notes. Flavor is lightly bitter, light sweetness, somewhat dirty finish. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
750ml from Samís, Durham. Had this on tap and in the bottle from the same joint, and my opinions changed. While I appreciate the draft version a good bit, I found the bottled version a bit less impressive. To me, the wood was just a bit too sharp, and I wasnít getting a whole lot of the grape character. Noble hops and a decently pleasant chardonnay character make the finish a bit more enjoyable but it fell short of greatness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Wow. Not what I expected at all. Pours a light and cloudy amber color with almost no head. Subtle hints of fruitiness to the nose. You can actually get the chardonnay taste in there along with some hints of fruit. Extremely easy on the palate - one of the best beers Iíve had in that respect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Clear golden pour with ring of white head. This is surprisingly good. The chardonnay comes through, and the base is good with a tinny, grassy, honey, sweet, but not too sweet brew. Not syrupy like many other imp pils iíve had. Iím impressed, even though I wouldnít want to drink very much of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. Thanks Derek. Pours glowing orange with white head. Nose has some bugs, bit buttery chard to it, vanilla and oak. Flavors of Brett, buttery, sweet caramel, some grass and minerals. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle - thanks JCB! Well this is an interesting one! First pour is clear, but hazy to cloudy after that. Nice butterscotch color with some fizzy off white head that leaves good lacing in its wake. Aroma is very grapey, honey, grass, grain. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, very vinaceous. Light bitterness initially, but it grows with drinking. Light astringence from the time in barrel. Medium body, flat carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness in the far finish. A very interesting beer and one I enjoyed drinking.

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