RickTStiles (569) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours pale golden with a thin white head and some spotty lacing. aroma is toasty with hints of pear, white grape and resin. taste is dry and a bit tart with some toasty notes. finish is dry and a bit sticky. a bold and strong pilsner. one of the best I’ve had.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with soapy white head. Aroma is grassy hops, baked bread, lemon, and grains. Flavor is just like the aroma with grass and lemon hops followed by bread and cereal malts. I enjoy the flavor quite a bit more than the aroma. Medium-Light bodied on the palate both crisp and smooth. Very refreshing and quite flavorful.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden beer with a cream head. Malt and mineral aroma. Mineral and malt flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Mineral and light caramel lingers with light spice.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread dough, yeast and light straw. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread and light spicy hops with a crisp finish.
savnac (2064) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of pils malt, hay, cereal grain and herbal noble hops. Flavor is malty, with a medium hop bitterness and very cleanly fermented. Light body with average carbonation and a crisp finish. Very nice beer, don’t know what makes this Imperial though.
blklab2007 (1620) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a light golden color with a covering of white head. Aroma has pale malt, light hops, some sweetness, and flowers. Mouth feel is light and crisp with plenty of carbonation. Flavor has a fair bit of hops, medium bitterness, pale malt, and a floral kick.
chickenflea (280) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured clear, brilliant golden with a nice white head. The aroma picked up crusty bread and mandarin orange, with accents of fresh grassy and herbal hops. The flavor found more bready malts at the core, with crisp lemon zest, fruity, and floral accents with residual grassy and fruity bitterness: tasty and very drinkable. Light-bodied, but with enough carbonation to keep it engaged. tangy, crisp, and well-balanced. Very good.
alexanderj (3055) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a slightly dark gold with a large off white/white head. Aroma of flowers, bread, and lemons. Zesty. Flavor had similar notes, and was drinkable, but not lacking some flavor. Lemons and bread predominantly, but with hints of citrus/flowers. Crisp and good for the style.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap... gold pour, white head. Nose is florals, smooth, dry, earthy, very nice. Very nice on the palate, cereal, fruity, grainy, malty, bread, quite nice.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with near white head of foam. The aroma offers up some cereal graininess and slivers of sugary malts and a bit of vague noble hops. The taste offers up a quick pulse of bitter floral hops and some spicy almost dank like hoppiness before fairly thick and sweet Pilsener like malts and malt graininess come to the surface. The hops pick up a layer of flavor hops into the finish. This has a great play between sweeter malt notes and more bitter hops. I didn’t expect to even like this one and it turned out to be very tasty.