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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• 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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
courtesy of the Shorts tasting night group. early ’07 bottle. bottle#543 Pours a puree reddish mesh of berrie. Aroma was indeed intense in berries, not getting too much fruit tartness but just berry goodness where all the berries added to an overall sublime fruit bomb. Flavor, strong puree mesh of berries with hints of spices, some yeast not too much tartness and sourness. Overall beer could score a little higher if it was not for the berries being almost too much. Berries were there but could not really put on apart from each other.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Deep red, white foam. Full aromas of fruit flattened by malt, with a hint of acid - much like a lambic. Flavor is rich and fruity, with malt supporting and slight hints of acid and bitterness. The result is a kind of musky aroma, unusual though not unpleasant. Has a bright, clean mouthfeel not entirely in accord with the strength of the flavors. A pretty good novelty beer; wouldn’t drink it all night.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10790) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
Bottled. Reddish coloured. Unclear. White head with reddish gleam. Strawberry and raspberry in the aroma. Flavour as well full of rasp and strawberries. Can’t really taste the blueberries and the blackberries, but its berries isn’t it. Quite balanced and a tad too sweet in my book. Nice bodied. Is full of berries in the end with a light sourish edge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 750ml bottle 481/1005 7/14/09 (Shorts Brewing)-Pours a clear amber with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of raspberry and other berries. Taste of berries and more berries. This light to medium bodied brew is very well balanced and quite refreshing. Great job.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
Tasted 2009-06-02. Pours orange, hazy with almost no head. Very fruity and very malty. A somewhat bitter finnish. The fruityness and the maltiness blends together very nicely leaving a strong aroma of strawberries (which is like the only berry in the world, that’s not actually in this beer). It’s very drinkable and very enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty berry aroma. Sweetish fruity berry flavor with hints of blueberry. Has a fruity berry blackberry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-05-14) Reddish brown and hazy. Medium sized and lightly tan coloured head. Malts and berries in aroma. Medium bodied and bit dry palate with medium carbonation. Berries, strawberry, blackcurrant, sweetness, lightly grass and bitterness in taste. Berries and bitterness in aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2009
Bottled (Pikkulintu). Deep cherry red color, reddish small head. Very berryish aroma, blackberry and strawberry. Flavor is ... like drinking fruit yoghurt. Alcohol, berries, sticky, some bitterness in the finish. This is odd berry porridge. Dry blueberry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Cloudy reddish colour with a tan head. Raspberry fruity aroma with citric yeasty notes. Quite fruity and yeasty flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
0.75 l bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Hazy red color. Sweet berryish, perfumed and candyish aroma with notes of raspberry. Sweet berryish flavor with raspberry, strawberry and some acidic sharpness. Not beery, more like a fruit coctail. Nevertheless, tasty and pleasant drink.


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