Finhead (1036) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light gold pour with a white head. The aroma has some light fruit with floral notes. It has a light, crisp body with lively carbonation. The taste starts out with a mild sweetness, then finishes slightly bitter and dry.
AWISLguy (924) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Camp 12pk from Woodman’s in the Falls. Pours golden yellow, quite clear, with a faint white head around the edges. Aroma has sweet syrup, fruit, pine and some earthiness. Taste is of hoppy lemon citrus, toffee and bread, with a solid bite at the end. Finishes short and dry, with a hint of bitterness and some alcohol. A pilsener I actually enjoyed?!?!
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Aug. 18, 2012 (picked it up in the 2012 Beer Camp 12-pack for $19.99 at La Mesa BevMo on Aug. 18, 2012). Poured a golden, yellow pale with two full fingers of frothy, white head. Lots of bubbles. Head shrunk very quickly. Above average retention on top, average on sides, good for a pilsner overall.
Surprising got a big whiff of icy, wet, cascade hops up front. Then got corn, wheat, grass, hay and cereal.
Tasted a bit opposite than the smell. Got the pilsner notes first, then lemon grass, wheat, corn, hay and cereal. Bitter finish.
Light body. Thin texture. Below average carbonation. Bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing.
A very good pilsner. Was definitely digging this one.
Wegro (330) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
wasn’t expecting to like this one so much. and when i saw 5.6 abv for an "imperial" beer it left me feeling "wtf". but let me assure you, this is one of the best "strong lager" type beers i’ve ever been lucky enough to try. super smooth body, floral and earthy without any metallic off flavors or extreme grassiness. extremely well balanced. why can’t they replace summerfest with this??
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from set from sherm1016...thanks. Yellow with pale head...hops in the nose and in initial taste...crisp crisp crisp...excellent
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent light orange pour, smallish head that doesn’t last long. White bread and very mild dank hops on the nose. Some light citrus rind precedes a biscuity note in the flavor, but this one stays crisp throughout. Not bad, but definitely not my thing.
jmohno (967) - Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2012 Clear light gold thin head. Very slight haze.
Getting a candied like refined bubblegum aroma.Very slight.Fairly neutral but clean and fresh also.Floral hoppy notes noted trying 2nd bottle later.
Taste is good clean sweet malt,candy bubblegum,some mild spice very slight tart,smooth maltyness with a grassy spice bittering.Different and good. Palate is better the the average pils but since its imperial well they have that going for them.
mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color, thick white head. Crisp lemon perfume aroma mixes with the usual lager breadiness. Smooth, inoffensive flavor. Nice return of the lemon and appreciable bitterness. Mineral/steel finish after the lemon fades. One of the best pale lagers I’ve ever had, wouldn’t buy it again.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner malts with lemon zest and citrus hops with some bread and bit of lager yeast esters.
T - Starts off with a mix of pilsner malts with some lemon zest and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, a bit more bitterness comes through with some floral hops, some bready malts. The finish is a mix of pilsner malts with lemon zest, citrus hops, a bit of lager esters.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced and finish very nice crisp finish.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
It is an imperial pilsener... Don’t know why they feel the urge to brew these but the imperialization ruins what the style has going for it. This is one fo the better done ones though.