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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Produced especially for the OBF, Beer Camp’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
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%??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Tap at OBF. ABV 5.6 IBU 38 Produced especially for the OBF as Beer Camp Imperial Pilsner. Styled as American-Style Pilsner*. Pours gold with a thick white creamy/foamy head. Aroma is bready malt and rather grassy hop. Near med body. Flavor is light biscuit and grass like hop - seems a bit herby. A little unusual. Very noble like. Nicely bitter. Close to style. *Note: Magnum, Crystal and Pacifica hops (from OBF booklet)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced excellent lacing. Good moderate to heavy complex hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer and one of the best of style I have had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, citrus, and earthiness. Flavor of grain, citrus, dough, and florals with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
12oz bottle–pours gold with a white head. Aroma is floral/lemon, some syrup-light malt. Taste is floral hop, some syrup-light malt/grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11930) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Beer Camp sampler bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy hops and soft malts exhibiting a creamy note almost reminiscent of oatmeal. Some bready and nutty notes also. The taste is bread, apples, herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. A little bit different, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Sample at the DBLDP on 09/02/2012: Clear bright yellow pour with a medium thin white head that dissipates quickly to a wispy film. Spotty lacing. The aroma is lightly hopped with some citrus and herbal notes. Light to medium body with a grassy hops character and notes of bready malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Deep yellow, golden pour with a small sized head. Aromas of grass, dough, bread, and some citrus. Tastes of bread, citrus, dough, with some spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (11405) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
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.

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