Beerio (48) - USA - OCT 3, 2007
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I usually scoff at this company because there "pseudo craft" stylings can’t compare to other mainstream craft breweries like Sierra Nevada or Rogue etc...To be honest, I think most of Sam Adams repertoire is slightly worse than average with a couple of exceptions, notably the new Imperial Pilsner, which I consider to be a freak anamoly from this company...In fact, I am quite certain that Sam Adams’ executives will decide that the Imperial Pilsner offering (while, in this progressive beer drinking society, makes some sense on paper, and is exceptionally satifying on the palate by any standard measure of beer drinking) is too good for their "teetering around mediocrity beer that’s guzzled by people who think that they are drinking something sophisticated" type image... and furthermore, that if the "average" Samuel buyer wants beer this good they should seek accomodations elsewhere. Also, I am investigating the possibility that some other, better company with a higher standard of what constitutes great taste and outstanding craft has brewed the Imperial Pilsner FOR Samuel and Sam has just stuck their "I have just stepped off the fucking Mayflower" logo on it...Fucking-A...Proxy brewing motherfuckers...he should just drown himself in that vat of stale swill that he sits in on the television commercials...maybe then when he ascends to heaven he will be able to see what a real beer is supposed to taste like...cause in heaven the lands are filled with premium IPA’s from brewers like Stone, Ale Smith, and Smuttynose...the river’s flow with belgian ales...and in the darkness of night THE STOUTS OF UNDERWORLD RISE...people piss Boston Lager and watch it stagnate into Cherry Wheat...Now with that said...I will drink this beer if the only other options are Bud and Coors...
Beerowl80 (133) - - MAY 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours light amber. Not a great deal of aroma, some grassiness and a touch of cifrus. Good malty flavour with minimal bitter and sweet. Its not bad.
cervmagpt (590) - PORTUGAL - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 7A, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant malty toasty aroma with some biscuit and toffee. very faint floral hop aroma. clean lager profile. APPEARANCE: dark gold color and cristal clear. moderate off-white head with average retention. TASTE: toasty malt flavor predominant with slight toffee notes. medium bitterness with a dry and bitter finish. clean lager profile. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. slight creaminess. OVERALL: a very good amber lager that resembles a vienna lager.
Flanfl (545) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body. Small white head. Light hoppy aroma, some caramel. Flavours of caramel and hops. Medium slighltly bitter crips caramely finish.
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MetalMurphy (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ supermarket (denmark) amberish colour, medium body, normal carbonated, hoppy, bit fruity
Tokyo9 (209) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grapefruit and soy sauce in aroma
A good IPA
Sircatis (41) - FRANCE - MAY 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Découverte dans la Saveur Box. Pas d’arômes, pas de subtilité. Bière très amère. Pas fan du tout.
labeerinthum (418) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso è decisamente di luppolo, già dalla bottiglia appena aperta, e quasi si beve col naso. L’intensità olfattiva è molto elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è pregevole. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine medie ha una discreta resistenza ed è persistente. Il liquido appare limpido. Le bollicine sono poche e fini, con carbonazione praticamente piatta. Il colore è ambrato. Il corpo è strutturato. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate per una "buona birra". Il finale è felpato, amarognolo, lungo e complesso. Il retrogusto è intenso. In bocca l’aroma ha sentori di luppoloso, miele, cereali, frutta secca, arrostito, fiori, etilico e caldo.
lokis333 (300) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - MAY 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear lighter amber/dark honey color with medium/ thick-ish slight off white foam. Aromas are very much of traditional european hops, sweet, light, grassy, floral, honey and fresh. Palate, medium body with smooth texture leaving hop tea finish. Sweet is definatly on the sweet side, but from hops. Very much reminds of german bitering hops used to make tea. Other than that it is quite fresh, floral and grassy. Overall, nice, strange to see american beer with very so european taste to it. Easy going, sweet and full. Quite enjoyable although did expect more sweet caramel and light malt flavours.
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with fast-faded clingy white top that settles to a ring. Aroma is of a spicy hop yielding to sweet bready malt. Flavor is much the same as the nose. While I’m not a hug fan of the hop load, it is excellently balance and appropriate for the style. Finishes a bit dry and slightly bitter.
Echon (280) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber medium-bodied lager, with a light grassy hop aroma. Good malty and lightly hoppy flavour, with light sweetness and medium bitterness. Tasty bitter hop finish. Overall, a surprisingly good lager, tending towards bitterness but still balanced. The aroma is not too exciting, however.