Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong hoppy aroma - pine and grapefruit. Pours a clear medium amber with an off-white head which has good retention and provides moderate lacing as the breww is consumed. The taste is rather surprising, especially after the hop filled fragrance. It is malty and slightly sweet. Malt, bread, grain, cardboard, combine with a piny finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, enjoyable. Raise a glass to Krampus!
JasonNYC (18) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yes, imperial helles is a contradiction in terms - but if the Germans aren't going to do it, someone has to. Too much carbonation to fully enjoy, but... ok. I give them points for even trying.
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geologyguy (553) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
fruity smell, similar to bananas...tasty is malty on the front end but morphs into a strong hoppy bitterness that increases through the finish...interesting, but not a great feature...the flavor is medium/strong...decent fall/winter beer
crajun (870) - , Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not a fan. Positives for palate - creamy thick and aroma - nice toasted caramel and sugars. The taste just sucks waaay too cloyingly sweet followed by strong bitter hops. A mess
joshwoodward (460) - - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a bomber. Interesting, nice nose, hoppy. The body on this is oddly light, somewhat austere, but delicious and spicy.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extreme bitterness dominates. No sweetness to speak of, fairly boozy, not my thing.
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours the color of iced tea with a medium head and a lot of lace. The aroma is strong, rich, sweet malt and some bitter, floral hops. The flavor is strong and a little boozy. Some spice and apples, and a big, bitter finish.
charule (746) - 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 (51) - - 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.