harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Exmouth Arms Finsbury. Clear gold lasting white head. Lager aroma. Thats a pretty solid lager. No puke. Wasy drinking some easy hop sting and hop flower finish. Pretty good. Thats damn good lager. Yep tasty and drinkable. Maybe just a touch too hoppy. Wld prefer the noble hops.
blackflag321 (507) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour to pint. Part of a Beer Camp 12-pack that I enjoyed in deer camp. Bready and slightly sweet. Nice finish. Holds it own with the others in the assortment pack.
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: something citrusy and a crisp, appetizing hop boquet; Appearance: light golden w/ sediment (unless my glass was unclean; I got the glass as a Christmas present this year and didn’t wash it before I used it...), a slightly off-white head that quickly dissipates after the pour; Taste: malt actually slightly predominates the hops, very well balanced between the two though, some booze, and a bit sweet, all you’d expect in something that calls itself "imperial"; Palate: hops might linger a little longer than desired, my wife mentioned that its a little heavier than she expected for a pilsner; Overall: very enjoyable overall, my wife and I both really like it, and its always nice to find a beer that we can both really enjoy, I’d recommend it to any pilsner fan, way to go SN
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of bread and herbal, earthy hops. Pale gold, white head, decent retention. Tastes dry, with faint hints of honey-like sweetness, bitterness is well balanced with the malts. Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and finishes clean with biscuity and floral flavors. A very nice pilsner, just not very Imperial.
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a smallish white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Floral, resin and spice hops plus some white bread malt notes make up the aroma. Spicy sap and bitter herbal hops notes dominate up front, with some more approachable floral notes soon coming through. White bread and faint caramel make up an incredibly light malt body, with more resin hops coming through in the finish. This is one of the better imperial pilseners I have had. Whilst, like every beer of its style, it lacks any real body to back up its hops kick, it does have some very enjoyable hops flavours, and is certainly an extremely refreshing beer.
jgb9348 (4853) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp golden coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall white head. Aroma of pale malt, a bunch of german and very light alpha acid hops, some cardboard and a bit of yeast. Light to Medium-bodied; Pungent and assertive hoppiness with some grass, herbs and resin noticeable, all with a potent malt backbone, some light sugars and a good fresh, dry flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of herbal and grassy notes with a solid hop bitterness, some light alcohol and a hint of earth. Overall, a very nice pils with slightly more body and flavours than a typical pils, but not enough to make it difficult to drink - very well done and definitely worth trying, if you can find it! I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Westover Market in Arlington, Virginia on 23-November-2012 for US$2.69 sampled at home in Washington on 16-January-2013.
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the new Eastchase Specs. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is spicy, grainy, and pleasant. Taste is almost citrus, bitter, grassy, and a little more grain.
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the best bottled American made pilsners you will find, particularly with wide distribution. Appropriate gold cold and carbonation with a tall white head. Good hop aroma, saaz for sure, and a malt balance. They really nailed the pilsner flavor.
Maris (1023) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 355ml bottle (2012 edition) on 10/1/2013. Pours a clear light golden with a medium head. Has a light fruity aroma with some honey notes. The flavour is sweet fruit (apple and grape) and honey set off against a light bread and biscuit malts. Finishes with slightly vinous medium hop bitterness. The palate is slightly sticky. A very enjoyable beer, albeit a little more subdued that most SN offerings.
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure why this is called Imperial Pilsner. It’s not stronger than normal for the style, which is usually what this means. That being said, this is a good enough regular pils that I’d by it again. Perhaps not quite in the class of Victory Prima Pils, but not at outside that group.