Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Picked it up mainly out of curiosity after having had Love and Hoppiness, and for the sweet bottle, but I’m glad I did. Golden, hazy pour. Aroma is spicy hops. I can’t put my finger on the strain, but there’s something German and something American in there. Malt is coming through, too. Flavor is crisply hoppy and pleasantly bitter, not overpowering. The malt is just a solid pilsner malt. Far less alcohol than I expected and a wonderfully clean finish. Overpriced, but good; I’d drink it more often in a cheaper bottle.
jsnicholas (109) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml): First I want to say the bottle is very nice, ceramic I think. Pours a most clear golden with a nice white head. This is not your average pilsner, not light , but medium bodied Some fruitiness and malts with a slight bitterness. Nice.
mbgrayson (528) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold, with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, and hops, with a bit of sweetness. Taste is rich and full, a little bitter, with a rich palate. Smooth and drinkable. This one is a bit different than many. Thumbs up!
mattyhennessy (287) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pros clear golden with a white head. Tastes as the name suggests, like a pilsener but double. Extra malt and extra sweetness comes through. Moreso than the additional hops. Slightly fruity aroma, malt driven flavour and a crisp finish. Excellent, particularly coming from someone not fond of pilseners
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a decent looking hazy orange to light brown color with a nice transparency running about it. It was definitely light enough to see the carbonation rising at a moderate pace. There was a two finger white foamy head that dissipated about a minute and left a nice spider web lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice typical light spiciness (from an Imperial Pilsener) with a decent bitter to sweet hoppy to malty complexity.
The taste followed the aroma almost exactly and it had a nice spicy to sweet to bitter aftertaste and a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium. Still, it shows just enough sessionability and has a nice carbonation running about it.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a mighty fine Imperial Pilsner well worthy of having again and well worthy of having with its respected food.
bth122 (1254) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Rogue. Light golden color. Aroma is some grains. Rice. Alcohol. Light bitterness. Average carbonation. Pretty good.
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of those ceramic bottles from notes. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor has floral and fruity hops, mild spices, citrus and tropical notes, pale bready malt, grass. More flavor and character than I would have expected.
RussianDragon (424) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden light amber with lasting sudsy head. Aroma is light but intensely hoppy. Corn and malt also present. Flavor is accentuated by aggressive carbonation, but overall thin.
ScoWRee (378) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a merkey golden color with a huge white foamy head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is crisphopps and citrus. Wonderful lacing on the glass.
giancarloh (50) - - APR 28, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not the beer I expected for the price, won't recommend and wont drink again it is not worth the price but had it on the bucket list
angel77 (849) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 75 cl lote csnw13 hasta 04-05-2014. del lúpulo, en el momento en 28-04-2014. color rubio traslucido con espuma blanca persistente. Aromas bastante maltosos y de cereales con toques dulces de melocotones y piel de naranja maduros. Cuerpo medio con 8.5 vol bastante intensos y apreciables en todo momento. Paso por boca denso y cremoso, generando bastante espuma al agitar. Sabores también bastante maltosos y de cereales con tonos dulces de frutas maduras con un ligero toque cítrico. Final ligeramente amargo. Bastante buena, imperial pilsner contundente y con sabores intensos.