DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Mostly clear golden color. Thin white head. Good dots and splotches of lace. Medium to bigger body, light compared to your typical 10% beer. Smooth, more crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Some corn grains, bread. Lightly peppery, little bit of grassy hop. Hint of citrus. Taste is moderate sweet, light bitter, with some alcohol warmth and sweetness in the finish, but it’s impressively well-hidden for a 10.2% imperial pilsner. Doesn’t bite or burn. Flavor isn’t incredibly inspiring, not all that much to it, the impressive part of this is how it somehow manages to be so strong. Not particularly great, but it seems to accomplish what it set out to do (which is to be a really strong pilsner)
b3shine (3515) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent deep gold with white lacing. Smells solid; doughy and lightly hoppy with a well-balanced pilsner malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Not much of a pilsner snap, but good nonetheless.