SSSteve (3722) - - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. beer camp box. year 2. clear gold under a small white head. sweaty, spicy nose. strong pale grainy flavor with low sweetness. wet straw. almost medium bodied but not syrupy. not really imperial either.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to TheBeerGod. Sexy, Teutonic pour ... bright golden, beautifully energetic, with lively bubbles flying up to meet the white blanket topping. This drinks like the best Bohemian pilsners ... crisp, exceptionally clean, lightly biscuity, but topped with a snappy kissing of hops. Not sure about the "imperial" label, but a delicious but easy to drink (for anyone) beer! (#4742, 8/23/2012)
mcberko (5941) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma is pretty restrained, revealing grassy hops and grains. Flavour of grassy hops, very low malt intensity and some grains. Nice restrained hoppiness and dry on the palate. Very solid pils... but why is this called an "Imperial Pilsner" at 5.6%??
Finhead (1147) - 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 (1163) - 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 (796) - 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 (331) - 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 (627) - 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 (1298) - 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 (1046) - 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.