radiomgb (2446) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden in colour with a long lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is herbal, sweet, some caramel, grassy with some citrus hops. The flavour is lightly sweet, rather hoppy, herbal and citrus, light alcohol. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, quite bitter and dry at the end.
I like these imperial Southern Tier beers, well done here.
650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on March 31, 2011.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Guess I now know why i wasnt a huge fan off this, it was old and I didnt realize they stopped making it, Guess I found an old bottle, It was quite bitter and not smooth in anyway. It wasnt the most refreshing beer I have tasted
madmitch76 (16831) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
29th September 2010
Clear pale gold beer, little white head. Light palate, slightly soft. Lovely hops - minty with a hint of aniseed. Well integrated light orange and grapefruit. Finishes with a little creamy malt and a hop aniseed aftertaste. The best pale lager ever! Hugely drinkable!
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with large lazy bubbles and a white lacy head. Aroma of sweet orange, sweet berries and alcohol. Flavour of sweet malts, floral notes, orange, lemon zest, berries, very strong hops, some bread and alcohol, of course. Medium bodied, dryish mouthfeel and a long, warming, malty and light floral finish. Surprisingly good drinkability but still an alcohol bomb.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Originally reviewed: 11/9/10. 22oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a dark gold with a thick white head on top. Great sticky lace along with excellent retention. The nose is full of big citrus hops, with tones of floral and grass. This reminds me of an APA. The mouth is pretty heavy for a lager, albeit Imperial. Mellow finish. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the style. This is very boozy, in my opinion. Faint citrus hops bitter this one up, but the booze overpowers. Mild grains noted as well. This beer is just too hot for me. I understand this is a weird hybrid/Imperial-ized version, but when I want a lager, I want something that is refreshing and easily drinkable. This was not.
jaymtee (32) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Taco Mac into a small tulip glass. Medium straw/yellow with a 1/4 inch head which dissipated slowly. Called an imperial IPA - it’s got some Belgian going on there too nearly. Not as heavy as a typical imperial, and quite tastey.
superspak (3070) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into pilsener glass straight out of the fridge; bottled 6/22/2011. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a dense 1-2 finger white head with nice retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass; with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of biscuit, lemon, pepper, herbal, grass, clove, and orange. Nice and well balanced aromas with decent strength and balance. Taste of big lemon, biscuit, pepper, orange, clove, grass, pine, and herbal hops. Nice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, clove, pine, grass, and biscuit on the finish for a good bit. A ton of flavor present here, with great balance of bitterness and malt sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Drinks dangerously smoothly for 8.6%; with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish. Overall this is a great imperial pilsener. Plenty of hoppiness and flavor; and very smooth to drink for such a big beer. It has definitely held up great since bottling last year; and I picked this bottle up for 3 bucks in the discount bin so it was a great choice.
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 650ml. Vaso Lager. Saboreada en ene´12. Color dorado pálido. Algo velada. Espuma blanca, túpida y densa. Capa escasa pero persistente. Fragancia floral, aromas con notas de regaliz, pino sutil y matices de canela. Entrada de malteado moderado seguida por un potente amargor de lúpulo. Cuerpo medi-intenso y carbonatación media-alta. Final cítrico suave y afrutado. Retrogusto amrago y seco. Buen equilibrio de sabores sobre una base de malta moderada. Sabrosa, refrescante y asimilable.
22fl. Oz. Bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on jan´12. Pale golden color. Chill haze. White color, close, dense froth. Lasting thin head. Floral fragancy, hints of licorice, subtle pine & cinnamon hues to the nose. Gentle malty upfront. Strong hop bitterness follows. Medium-full body, medium-high carbonation. Smooth lemon & fruity finish. Dry bitter aftertaste. Well balanced flavors with a nice mildy malt backbone. Flavorful, refreshing & drinkable.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2014 Slightly sweet aroma....dark golden color...small off white head..sweet malt flavors and a delicate hop taste...well balanced
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Beerlicious iphone App: No aroma. Pale hazy color with frothy white head. Medium to heavy bitterness finish. Medium body with creamy texture. Average carbonation with a typical bitter finish.