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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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
355mL. Pours a clear yellow, macro lager gold. Larger, dense, pillowy white head. Thick formation, great retention, webby to soapy lacing. Nose is sweeter grain, some funky sour cherry, lemon drops, sweet juice box. Taste is very nice- small alcohol, some coconut oil, lighter mango juice box, sharper sourdough cracker. Palate is super soft, relaxed, thicker, oily. Finish is clean, sweeter, some coconut dessert. Wow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8688) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
Pale straw colour. Sticky white head and lacing. The nose is sweet and fairly aromatic. A little bit of floral hoppiness and a kind of spicy hop flavour as well. There is a touch of white pepper as well. It still comes across as too sweet and under hopped. Not sure what others are tasting here, but I’m not really a fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle from variety case at Pat’s. Pours clear deep gold with frothy white head. Nose is bready caro syrupy pale malt, Saaz hops, fruit. Tastes pale malty, slightly sweet, with mid-palate Saaz hops, mild fruity notes, and some florals.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7983) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
Draught at Falling Rock on October 12, 2012
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, herbal, bitter taste. Medium mouthfel, high bitterness. Sweet, malty, herbal, hoppy scent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7982) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Barley malt and herbal/orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with nice head. Sweet orange barley malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (7977) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7248) - 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%??

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, brilliant golden with a nice cap of white head. The aroma picked up crusty bread and lemon zest, with accents of fresh grassy and herbal hoppage.. fresh and well-balanced. The flavor found more bready malts at the core, with crisp lemon zest, fruity, and floral accents.. picked up some honey on the finish, along with residual grassy and fruity bitterness.. tasty and very drinkable. Lighter-bodied, but with enough carbonation to keep it engaged.. tangy, crisp, and well-balanced.. really good brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with near white head of foam. The aroma offers up some cereal graininess and slivers of sugary malts and a bit of vague noble hops. The taste offers up a quick pulse of bitter floral hops and some spicy almost dank like hoppiness before fairly thick and sweet Pilsener like malts and malt graininess come to the surface. The hops pick up a layer of flavor hops into the finish. This has a great play between sweeter malt notes and more bitter hops. I didn’t expect to even like this one and it turned out to be very tasty.


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