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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Medium golden colour with a lasting tight white head. Aroma is very hoppy, perfumey and grassy. Light biscuit malt pairs well with floral green grassy hops. Very drinkable, absolutely awesome for patio sunshine days. Not getting the imperial designation though-- is it meant to imply that they hopped the shit out of it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8059) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8000) - 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 (7809) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ lusikka, bottled 17.06.2012
Aroma is somewhat heavy with butter, honey, some grassy hops and grainy malt. Flavour is sticky with honey, grainy malt and some grassy notes. Exactly what it promises to be Ė a heavy pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7644) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7594) - 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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - 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 didnít expect to even like this one and it turned out to be very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"I dunno why they call this an imperial pilsner when itís only 5.6%, but by the 2nd or 3rd sip... I donít care. For a normal abv pils, itís very nice. A little on the crisp hoppy side, like I like em, with a backbone of bread, especially in the nose. The feel was a strongpoint as the beer did a little jig on the tongue."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7423) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden hue with a medium white head. A sweet nose of honey and grains. A light sweet flavor of grains, honey.

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