Bartzilla (549) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty fresh and tasty. Definitely boozy, but I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be, what with the "Imperial" tag and all. Appearance is nice, golden, effervescent. Taste is a little sweet with an alcohol bite and some overhopping. I like, but not something I can have much of.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has a clear and bright but deep golden color with an average two finger head on top from an aggressive pour. The head soap white head settles quickly and sets up a small ring of foam that does manage some lacing on the glass as I drink. It has a decent white bready/biscuity maltiness with an odd, sort of boozy, sweetness. From this sweetness I get some notes of red apple skin. Backing up all of this maltiness are equal parts of citrusy and earthy hops. It starts with a layer of pale malty, bready, biscuity flavor with sort of viney and citrusy hops for balance. Sweeter boozy notes move into the middle and add some warmth. Dryer pale, almost wheat like, maltiness rounds out the finish along with some lingering earthy and light citrus hop bitterness. The palate is smooth and lightly carbonated which along with the noticeable abv takes away from its drinkability as a summer time seasonal.
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty much a lager with only light hay notions that make it any kind of farmers tan. Finishes with some crispness, but nothing memorable here. Good that its retired. Tap at Black Squirrel.
northropfrye (2277) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, almost an apple cider element to this. Some hops. Not bad for the style.
cards04 (1823) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid beer. Pours a vibrant orange with nice lacing. Aromas are cardboard, masa, some apple. Grains, corn, some fruity sweetness. Very Nice.
GreatDane1632 (507) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- Really good Pils, awesome bottle art. A shame it isn’t still around.
Benzai (8748) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Abijen @ weekly tasting. Slightly unclear yellow color, small white head. Light hoppy aroma, not much else. Taste lightly malts, nicely hoppy, moderately bitter. Not bad at all.
DutchDrebus (4250) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ joes shared by Abijen. Hazy yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells malts, sweet, old, sweet corn. Tastes malts, sweet, slightly old, hoppy, bit barley-wine-like. Medium to full body, soft carbo.
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells mint, malts. Tastes mint, farm, malts. Tastes old. Average carbo, medium body and a dry texture.
hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 6-22-2011. This bottled beer pours a small white head that mostly diminishes, hazy golden body, fizzy carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malt, pine hops and alcohol. The taste is bitter, malt, pine hops, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a sipping beer at 9%ABV as the alcohol comes through in the aroma and flavor. As it does, it brings a warming sensation.
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty and slight hop aroma. Lots of body and sticky. A little alcohol bite. It is what it is.
-- rated with Beerbasher