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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Produced especially for the OBF, Beer Campís golden color and medium bodied sweetness comes from pale, Europils, Munich and acidulated malts. Magnum, Crystal and Pacifica hops provide a distinctly American bittering and hop flavor profile without going over the top. The result is a refreshing, balanced, crisp pilsner, easy to drink on a hot summer festival day - or to take with you to beer camp.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: Not really my kind of beer, but pretty nice for a pilsner. Pretty amazing how they packed all that flavor into such a low ABV beer. I would have guessed it was much stronger by the flavor. Almost the flavor profile of a European Strong Lager. Nice balance. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium yellow with an average, white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had light light-colored bread, grain, straw and pale malt; and moderate floral, grassy and citrus hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour with an average duration. There was pale malt, grain, straw, grassy hops, floral hops, citrus hops and white bread. the light to medium body was a little dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (2343) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Light-gold with excellent clarity, lots of rising carbonation bubbles with a white, frothy head. As good as a pilsner can look. Aroma is full of sweet pilsner malts, lightly toasted grains, mild bread, and dry, musky Noble hops. Warming brings out a strange "creamed corn" type aroma... I like some DMS but this is a little too much. Bread, grains, and barley in the taste. Heavy pilsner malts. More of that heavy DMS-corn flavor with some dry, earthy, musty, floral hoppage on the back end. Finishing spritz of citrus peel and lemon zest. Slick mouth feel, heavy carbonation. While not bad, this would be a great pilsner if the DMS was toned down just a bit & it lost that heavy creamed corn essence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottles from the beer camp 12 pack. Pours out a yellow color with a white head. Smell is hoppy, bitter, and very similar to just standard beer. Taste is crisp and refreshing, plenty of hops, and very smooth and easy to drink. Not a bad beer, wish this was available all of the time - better than summer fest.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz served into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint A - Pours a clear golden straw with a rocky 2 finger head that sinks to a wispy cap. Little to no lacing. S - All the goodness of a Pilsener. Grassy noble hops, grainy pilsener malt, nutty cereal grain, clean lager yeast. T - Toasted grain malt kissed with honey, almost like a light graham cracker, grassy and floral hops create a light spicy bitterness, lemon backdrop, leafy hops sine on the crisp but wet finish. M - Medium full bodied, medium carbonation, crisp wet finish. Tons of flavor packed in a 5.6 ABV. Big props for that. But I would have liked a little drier finish. A solid session lager packed with lots of flavor. Serving type: bottle 09-11-2012

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Medium golden colour with a lasting tight white head. Aroma is very hoppy, perfumey and grassy. Light biscuit malt pairs well with floral green grassy hops. Very drinkable, absolutely awesome for patio sunshine days. Not getting the imperial designation though-- is it meant to imply that they hopped the shit out of it?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (587) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Hazy pale golden, small white head quickly disappeared. Piney, slightly dusty with a dry bitter finish. Not your typical pilsener by any measure. Ok, but sightly confusing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
I have a hard time with this one. I really enjoyed it. Looks nice with a solid mouthfeel and fairly complex hopping ... but itís not really a pilsner if you ask me. Which means I like it ... because I donít like pilsners.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light toasted. Bitter, crisp hoppy and light citrusy. Smooth fruity and crisp bitter into a smooth fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Lovely fresh aroma hops in the nose. Medium body, dry and crisp malts with a dry finish. Very clean and quaffable. Nothing Imperial though. 060413

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, hop, grass and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, grass, little citrus, little sweet, straw and medium bitter.


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