GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is just classic in all the sense of the word. Brilliant deep golden yellow color with a solid head that lingers. excellent aromatics push sweet crisp malt forward. Full nectar with brilliant effers creating a soft and luscious mouthfeel. A dense malt backbone with a defined sweetness factor is instantly balanced by a crisp hop component. The sweetness is overcome effortlessly reminding the user to take the next sip. Despite itís density it is unbelievably drinkable. This specimen is by far more refined than other of this pedigree. Excellent! Trump!
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy gold with big, foamy white head / Nose of yeasty bread, lemon, and violets / Medium body, somewhat sweet, creamy with good malts balancing potent hops, and with smooth, slightly hot, finish / Flavors of orange, lemon, apple, bubblegum, violets, chrysanthemum, honey, and hops / Pilsner character dwarfed by the big, hoppy, ale-like character of this stunner.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Port Brewing Company--Panzer Imperial Pilsner--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--9.50% ABV--75 IBUís? (4.75 / 5.0) Pilsner--Imperial--Thin no lace white head. Clear pretty yellow gold color hazes lemon with sediment. Rich floral Saaz hop front. Butter sweet smooth rich Pils malt mild creamy crisp refreshing deceptively big body. Cloying crusty balanced hop spice smooth malt mild citrus end. Sampled 10/2/2009. $7.99 Each.
robinvboyer (2755) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1st off.............man i love american version of euro strong lagers!!!! Great hazy orange pour with a wicked nose of hops, sweet caramel, caramelized apples, and sweet malt. Flavour is very sweet, but super satisfying. Lots of nice hops, and more of the wicked caramel apples, and malt. Such a chewy tasty beer. I love it!
GBZ59 (815) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on 3/17/11 in a Pilsen glass. Egg yellow color. Foggy almost opaque body. Headed with a very dense, close & lasting foam. Thick layer, yellowish center & lemon yellow circle. Subtle malty but intense hoppy aroma, kind perfumed. Heavy & dry bitterness all over - feel the chains of a Panzer tank rolling on your tongue. The aftertaste keeps the dry bitterness but refreshing flavor. Excellent drinkability no matter alcohol level.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from the tap at Port Brewing on Friday night . The perfect way to celebrate the end of the week and start the weekend. The boyz were busy bottling and holding down the fort while the rest were at GABF,so we had the hard task of sampling this brew. Golden in color with a thin white head. Subtle citrus aroma. Medium resin like body with some enticing carbonation. Great flavor of bitter hops and balanced complex maltiness. Very long finish with lasting flavor in your mouth. Excellent beer no doubt!!!
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 Really solid brew. Strong lager is noted? Seemed more like an Ale. Great aroma, strong pils flavor and Germaníesk. Lots of minerals and a strong rustic and bitter finish. After this opened up it was more intense. These would benefit from 6-12 months of bottle age. Tried from Bomber.
Update, enjoyed bottle 2 with 4 moths of age, drinking at itís peak, the little bit of bottle age helped this really come around. Score improves and this felt like a german beer brewed in germany. outstanding!
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 22oz bottle. This beer rules! Pours brilliant, clearish amber with a medium sized white head, some lace. Smells mellow, light and sweet malty... unassuming. Tastes unbelievably citrusy with just enough aggressive malt sweetness to call it a pilsner. Think bright and sweet hoppy triple ipa only bottom fermented. Bright resiny, orange and lemon with a little bit of melon. FUll body, dry and bitter astringent, good carbonation.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy shade of orange/golden brownish with a bunch of yeast clumps floating around. it*s capped by a soapy/rocky off white head which leaves lots of descending rings of lace and an enormous amount of spots.
all kinds of citrus in the aroma!... grapefruit, lemon, lemon grass, ginger, peach, orange, a touch of caramel, some earthy spice and grassy fresh juicy hops fill the profile.
the palate is sweet but not overly (especially given the 9.4%) while dry and hoppy at the same time. flavors are of wood, grass, earthy spice, malty sweetness/caramel, loads of citrus and their piths with a dry punchy hoppy finish. alcohol is noticed as it warms. it is full bodied but green hoppiness keeps it from becoming cloying. smooth, soft and slick textures from a nice mix of carbonation.
this starts incredibly spicy/citrusy/hoppy on the palate and mid-palate when cold but fades and gets a bit "dead" just before it is swallowed as it warms. that*s a negative for me given the fact that this is definitely a sipper...
0o9i (436) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City Beer. The sparkling, honey-colored body is hazy and orange-hued. This mildly effervescent body is topped with a moderate, if not small head of ivory that sticks in rounded splotches and rings on the walls of my pils glass. The weight of the beer is masked by ample carbonation and has a soft, semi-dry finish. I smell the sweet aroma of pils yeast, sugared bread dough, citrus, caramel, and notes of pine. A nice mixture of malts and hops confront you immediately: pine, citrus, sugar, caramel; then the pils yeast steps in, followed by a bitter finish of pine, citrus, wood, some unknown spice, and a touch of roasted-caramel malt. Notable alcoholic warmth on the finish as it sits a while, which simply enhances the sweet citrus finish (carries a lot of orange and grapefruit rind) and the pils yeast with roasted caramel. Take a strong ale composed of the pils yeast and the malts of a bock with a touch of roasted malt, but replace the noble hops with something you might expect in a big West Coast IPA and you have the Panzer. The Panzer is mellow, but well-hopped, and overly drinkable for itís ABV...which is really no problem at all.