charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Beermuda. Poured clear dark amber with thin white head and good lace. Mild hoppy citrus aroma. Moderate grapefruit citrus taste. Quite smooth.
slatermcs (49) - - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Dark amber color with sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and pine hops. Taste of malty sweetness with bitter hop finish. Very unique brew for being called an imperial lager. Quite good
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Uno in North Wales, PA. Had this beer after the holidays so I don't feel that my environment did it justice, but this was another well-crafted brew from Southern Tier.
Lemke10 (620) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a hazy, dark amber color with an average, beige head. The aroma is a mixture of sweet malts, hops, and some citrus. The taste is sweet, slightly fruity, and pleasant. There is a slight bitter finish. I agree with the people that say this is more of a Pale Ale/IPA than a Pilsner. Certainly unique, can’t say I’ve had anything quite like it.
AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Julio’s liquors. Nice amber color with foamy white head that coats the glass. Aroma is sweet with a good citrus hoppiness and maltiness.Taste is simcoe and / or Chinook hops with some toasty malt, light caramel or toffee notes. Bitterness hangs around for a longer duration. Overall this is really well balanced and is really well crafted. I would seek out the Krampus and lay a beat down on him.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100219.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, fruits, toffee, some hay and clove. Flavor of toffee, sweet fruity notes, hops and hay, mild buttery notes too.
conway (901) - - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Dark gold with little head. Aroma is biscuity malt and floral hops. Taste is more akin to an IPA than a pilsner. Nice alcohol bite.
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Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A bit hoppy with some caramel. Bitter finish and medium body. Interesting.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. The idea of this beer intrigued me, but I’m not sure it ought to be repeated. Points for adventurousness and creativity, but I can’t get on board completely. So dark yellow it’s almost brown, it has a medium soapy head and laces fairly well, translucent. The aroma is both strong and appetizing. The mouthfeel isn’t great - it’s too bitter for me at the end, kind of like an ill-placed exclamation point - the thing I liked the best about helles is how easy it is to drink, and this is not. The taste itself is ok, quality ingredients are evident, but I’m not sure they mix so well. Nice try, but difficult to recommend.
NordicV (916) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bärnstnesfärgad öl med ett livligt äggviteliknande skum . Brödig doft med en viss karamellsötma och en humlebeska som drar åt tallbarr. Detta kommer igen i smaken. Mycket bra för sin typ.