sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small white head, short lived. Hazy gold color. Spicey hop nose with some malt backing it up. Medium body. Bready maltiness with plenty of hops to balance them out. Finish is dry, grapey. Not a bad beer, just overpriced.
aracauna (2935) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems like I'm the last of our little group from Summits to enter my rating. Nice deep golden body with some cascading bubbles. The head average size, bright white and lasted a reasonable amount of time. Good lacing. Sweet, slightly grassy aroma, a bit of pine, but mostly noble hop aromas. Sandy malt flavor, but not dry. Easy drinking given the size of the beer. A little fruit (almost like apricots or peaches.) Tasty, but there's something missing almost.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft-Summit's Wayside Tavern, Cumming, Georgia. Unlike any pilsener I have ever had. I thought it tasted like an I2PA. Massively hopped with a nice white head and great lacing. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with some pine. Bitter hoppy finish. Nice beer.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft) Hazy golden with champagne bubbles and small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, pine, noble hops, but not especially bitter, plus light bandaid. Aroma is medium sweet, medium bitter -- pine, some floral. Medium-full body, very resiny. Good beer, but seems more an ale than a lager.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great ceramic bottle. Earthy honey aroma. Crisp malty flavor with a very bitter finish. A great Pilsner, but If by Imperial, they mean hops, I sure couldn't tell.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 Nothing to distinct in the aroma. The taste is buttery, with herbal hops coming in behind. The alcohol is noticable only as a slight warmth in the taste and a slight fume in the swallow. Very nice buttery taste but it loses the cleanly crispness and palatable spicy hop profile that I look for in a true pilsner. Nice but not worth the price, even with the nice bottle.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was expecting a bigger gop aroma. Big ole creamy palate cut short with a striking bitterness. THe malt flavor is beautiful. I wish wish also there was more hop flavor. This beer has real strengths--palate and malt flavor--but as a whole doesnt work all that well.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 26 oz. white ceramic bottle, with swing top Grolsch-type ceramic cap & gasket. No freshness date noticed. Poured out a brilliant golden color, with a thick, white, sticky head. Slowly faded back to a sticky lacing on top of the beer & down the sides of the glass.
Aromas right away are of the French Pilsner malts used in brewing this beer. Bready, yeasty, and slightly hoppy tasting. Resinous, piney hops in the middle compete with all the malts, but the malts win out in the end. No alcohol tastes that I can detect. Leaves malty burps in it's wake. Too bad it costs $13 USD a bottle.
More's the pity, too.
Pabobcat (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beer should look like, crisp clear nice head!! Not my favorite style but my favorite of the style! The high ABV diffently add's to the beer. Worth the cost? The bottles nice!
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Poured a golden color with bubbly white head and some lacing.Hoppy caramel aroma followed by citrus fruits. Taste of honey, banana, grapefruit, hops, bread, phenols and alcohol. I think this could be aged some.