Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Upfront assault by noble hops from go. There is some staw and bread in there as well but fresh nutty, herbal hops rule the day. Lovely clear copper with a substantial fluffy white hat. Firm mouthfeel with, surprise, more hops. In the back there is a nice caramel, white bread, and some other stuff blah blah something about hops.
Bulk_Carrier (3022) - Mt Reclusion, 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 (2711) - 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 (239) - 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 (4554) - 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 (1334) - 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 (240) - 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.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to stem. Copper with small white head. A: citrus peel, spice, yeast, bread. T: bitter floral hops, spice, citrus peel. Eh.
spatenfan (59) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at World of beer.
Not a lot of hops on the nose. Mild citrus taste, however very well balanced for the amount of alcohol. This is a very clean tasting beer.
JHeath99 (1523) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Transparent golden with thin layer of creamy off white head. Aroma and taste of citrus and hops.