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Portsmouth Imperial Pilsner

Portsmouth Imperial Pilsner
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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One more big beer before the summer's heat is on. This Northern style pils is similar to the Friezland Helles style with a strong hoppiness & a touch of fruit.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 10, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Crystal clear dark gold with a white head. Sweet nose, floral and grain, light orange and bread. Flavor is more of the same, some pepper and rather dry. Medium to full body, a bit boozy late. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Dark gold, white fizzy head. Candied pepper peachy hop aromas warm to light wafts of orange caramel. Sweet fruity flavors roll into a ending breadiness. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. A bit sweet for my liking…

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks Schultzenliesel) Hazy apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, some bread, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, bread, fairly dry finish. Medium body, some stickiness, light chalk.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Thanks, Tom! Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; thin white head with patchy lacing. Lots of oranges, candy sugar, and lively, soft citrus bitterness; pretty resiny stuff. Medium carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: resiny, juicy citrus and orange hop bitterness; slightly sharp presence in the mouth. Hides its alcohol reasonably well. Lengthy finish: candy sugar, citrus bitterness, and oranges.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Poured a lightly hazed golden color with a white head. Earthy and floral hops in the aroma and flavor. Sweet toasty cereal malt. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks to deftim13 for the sample at Lost Abbey. I have to admit, I’m not the biggest Pilsner guy out there...but this one delivered. Light but assertive, grainy and bready with a touch of bittering hops leading to a dry finish. Not mind shattering, but it was pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Pours a clear golden color, almost no head. Rousing produces thin white head. Heavily sweet grainy aroma, very light Saaz presence. Palate kind of dead - sweet grainy taste, mild dry finish. Not outstanding, but okay. The imperial pilsner seems kind of hard to do well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Clear gold/copper with a thin white head. Aroma is biscuity, cereal grains and grassy, floral hops. Flavor is similar, adding some bitterness and some stale malt. Medium to medium/full body, balanced carbonation. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Pours a rich, crystalline copper. Aroma is sweet, with biscuity and ceral grain notes. Some floral, grassy and herbal notes peek out. Flavor is a bit muted. Some hops initially but the flavor slides into a syrupy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
[growler] Nice aroma, bready malt and some earthy hop character. Flavors are clean and malty, with mild residual sweetness. Nice hop character emerges towards the finish. Dense mouthfeel, I agree, kind of sticky. Overall, quite nice.


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