SG111 (1267) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at whole foods, Auburn Hills, Mi. Aroma is vague, not particularly potent. Maybe some bready notes with a hop prominence. Slightly sour note?Flavor is actually pleasant hoppy, with a nice lager feel. Wow, not bad. Bready as well but a hoppy finish. Not super complex, but good.
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour copper-burnt orange with a thin white head which quickly fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of pine, floral hops, spicy hops citrus, bready biscuit malts, sweet malts, caramel,and some light toffee. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and and a moderately bitter, semi dry, long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, hoppy and crisp imperial lager that is a festive winter beer.
tekstr1der (372) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not what I expected for the style, but after I adjusted to the hops, this is pretty tasty. Pours copper with thin, clingy white skim. Aroma is all citrus and pine despite my attempts to sniff some malt. Flavor is similar - hoppy with the slightest sweet in the hoppy aftertaste. This is okay, but one-time.
Bulk_Carrier (3736) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DOB 11/05/15. 0710 am
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a soft burnt caramel to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Clingy white foamy lacing sticks around the glass.
The smell started off with sweet bready to biscuity notes sliding over some grassy hops. Light lemon and a little bit of pine rounds out the aroma.
The taste was moderately sweet with the bready to biscuity notes gracing all around the flavor. A sweet bready aftertaste runs into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sweet smooth rolling texture over my tongue.
Overall, as a Munich Helles Lager, it fits, not sure why its an Imperial Pilsener on here, probably only because of ABV but even the ABV isn’t even felt.
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 10/25/15. I’m drinking it 3 1/2 weeks out. Amber-orange colored pour with a long lasting big off-white head. Decent clarity. The aroma expresses itself with roasted sweet malts, pine, and floral hops. a slight sour yeasty note. Good medium body. The taste is smooth and clean with a modest and crisp hop finale. Tasty.
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, crystal clear, plenty of carbonation. Smell is crisp, some deep roasty notes, hint of booze. Taste is grainy, some ethanol fruitiness, phenols, pine and resin in the hops. Not hot at all. Nice clean flavor, especially for a lager this big.
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Strong Ale Fest 2015. Comes golden red with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and pine. Taste is malt, citrus, caramel, and pine. Pretty good.
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with foamy Lacy beigey head; aroma is hoppy spice ; Flava is rich blend of hop and sweet malt with notes of caramel grain and alcohol;McEnroe medium to thick creamy with decent fizz; finishes dry slightly bitter
YigSvartka (287) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent orange yellow. Minimal head. Malt, citrus, banana, and hop aroma. Mid bodied and relatively creamy. Malt lager backbone is definitely present, but potent citrus, hops, and a wee bit of supplemental tartness are the most vigorous flavours. Good.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is copper and has a light head. Aroma is pine and flavor is lightly lemony. Smooth.