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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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• Sexy penetrable fruit intensity for the experienced and novice
• Beer Type: High Gravity Ale fermented with blueberries, strawberries and blackberries

Imperial Soft Parade is a gourmet specialty pour that is brewed with toasted rye flakes and two-row malted barley. Loaded with pureed strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, we refer to this fermented potion as a fruit infused rye ale. The result is a refreshing fruit delicacy that’s easy to drink, appealing to look at, and finishes dry.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle @ HotD Dock Sale, not sure who brought this. Pours reddish orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet, but i couldn’t place it, which matches the sweetness in the taste, hidden alc.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
Clear red look with a small white head. Aroma isnt as fruity as expected. Blackberries and butter along with grassy hops. FLavor is mainly bitter berries with some sweet mainly rasberry notes, a little acidity and a bitter grassy hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
Aroma of yeast, fruit (all kinds) it’s very sweet. Muddy red beer. The flavor is full of fruit, but mainly raspberries.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head. Light acidic aroma of berries especially raspberries and blackberries. Flavour of berries, especially raspberries and blackberries with notes of hops. Hoppy and berryish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle. High and long lasting creamy off-white head. Hazy red body. Lovely berries aroma that has some acidity to it so it does not smell too sweet. Flavor is bitter sweet and the berries more difficult to distinguish than in the aroma. Low carbonation and a long relatively bitter aftertaste. Alcohol just noticeable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Shorts smagning med klubben. Mørk ravfarvet med et lille råhvidt skum. Lidt sød saft, spicy, masser af blåbær og jordbær (marmelade)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
Shorts tasting with The Club +a few. Pours a very hazy amber. Sweet and quite bitter with a berrylike sourness. Smells of fruits of the forest. Strong berry aromas especieally blackberries. Too much jam.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
Bottle at home. Cloudy reddish - white head. caramelm berries, strawberries, black berries, fruity, malty sweetness, high sweetness, light nutty. Ok - Nice but onedimentional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1584) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Bright red pour, and a frothy white. Mostly a blackberry and blueberry aroma, with some papery acerbic character and a whiff of leafiness, and a dry rye woodiness. Minerals on the fruits, and some grass. Its somewhat raw earthiness is good and endearing.

Dry and soft on fruit flavor. Generally, the heavy vinous sweetness of the dark sweetness blends with the subtle rocky and basic tannin bitterness to make for a bland, merlot-like impression. Still, the textures imparted by the yeasts, and possibly the seedy qualities of the fruits, are kindly dry and detailed in earthiness and darkness, enough to make this a very pleasant experience. Main flavors are blueberries, and strawberries, and a grassy, honey-like sweetness that’s quite heavily influenced by earth and still, minerals.

Medium, calm texture; soft carbonation, and a reserved alcohol presence that only shows in a soft basic flavor in the finish; never any heat, but the tannins and the alcohol make for a somewhat boring, basic dry red wine ending; certainly a pleasant sensation, but just a bit simple.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
750mL bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, bright, bold ruby color; light pinkish head with mixed-bubbled lacing. Pleasant, mixed fruit and strawberry bubble gum in the aroma; I really enjoyed the nose on this: solid, lightly sweet, genuine fruit aroma; quite unique. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: solid carbonation; lots of blackberries and strawberries at the front; seeds, stems, and light tannins; solid mixed berry presence with nicely reserved sweetness; overall, though, I’m not totally taken by the fruit character, and it does (I’ll credit Stine here) have a strong, pervasive mineral character that, while balancing out the mouthfeel, doesn’t ultimately add much; drinkable, solid fruit presence, but unremarkable. Just, solid. Medium finish: toasty malts, pitty blackberries / raspberries, and some lingering mineral bitterness; ends balanced overall.


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