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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Produced especially for the OBF, Beer Campís 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Draft. Golden beer with a cream head. Malt and mineral aroma. Mineral and malt flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Mineral and light caramel lingers with light spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6696) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear gold with a medium sized white head. Big musky grain on the nose, crisp noble hops, dusty and musky. The grain is so deep that it picks up a nutty quality. Medium bodied, grainy and smooth, toast and a light touch of warming alcohol. Long grain, a touch of lemon, faint musk and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours clear yellow gold with a nice white head and a light floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied crystal malt flavor, slightly sweet, but turning dry and bitter. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
12oz bottle, from the 2012 beer camp mix pack. Thin fizzy white head, some bubbles on the side of the glass. No lace. Clear golden color. Bigger body for a pils, but not quite an "imperial". More crisp carbonation, dry finish. Bready, good spicy and lemon-citrus hops. Some bitterness. Grainy aroma. Light spicy hop aftertaste. Seeing the celery that another rater pointed out. Enjoyable, but Iím a bit disappointed, after the raves Iíve been hearing about this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Clear light golden pour with a small white head. Bready, earthy, grassy, clean and easy drinking. Very good pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma crisp with citrus hop , clean refreshing nose. Lacking alcohol side considering name. 7+
Appearance true golden look with large white snowy cap. Good appearance with neat lace on glass.
Flavor and Palate : Soft textured , golden malts. Slight mineral hints , slight note of alcohol. Bit dry on top end. Lacking some depth malt wise. Good not great. Not very Imperial either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6340) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh floral hops and grains. Flavour of grainy malts, floral hops, grass, hay and juicy fruits. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a grassy bitter finish. Good, but no way an imperial pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle: † Vibrant golden, clear, lively carbonation, large frothy white head, nice lacing. † Pale grassy nose, not too bright, straw and hay as well. † Similar tongue, grasses, stray, hay, a touch of sweetness, smidgen of dryness. † Very clean, but it isnít too bright. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. † Crisp finish. † Hops are very light, but compliment the grassy malts. † Very easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 17.06.2012.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of grassy hops, toffee, hints of honey and mild malts. Flavor of grass, hops, butter, citrus fruits and malts. Bitter grassy palate.

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