Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice pilsner courtesy of Wavers1. It goes "imperial" without loosing what’s great about a a pils. Aroma is dominated by the yeast with hints of barnyard and cheese. Appearence is very pale with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Taste is very clean but with a nice hop bitterness on the end. Palate is very crisp and clean. Nice brew.
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of noble hop. Medium body with creamy/foamy carbonation. Flavor is a bit bready with a lot of grassy/spicey hop. It’s pleasantly bitter and quite tasty. There’s malt sweet but the bitter seems to stay on top without losing the sugar. Nice.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Grass and light malt aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with light mineral. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel lingers with light grass and light mineral.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th Anniversary Series Bottle. Pours with a clear pale golden body with a large white head that stays. Aroma is grassy, herbal, corn, bread. Taste is alcohol, DMS, grassy bitterness. Not too great. Lively bubbles. Dry.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bevmo. Pours clear yellow with a nice white head and a faint floral aroma. Yes, there is probably enough ingredient to warrant an "imperial" label, but the flavor just isn’t there. Some light malt and a sort of crisp bitter finish.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Clear medium gold with nice white head. Nose of corn and light booze, ok.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured pale golden yellow, smooth, corn, grassy hops, malty, little bready.
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unhorrible, but not that great either. Has a nice lager yeast aroma - a little bit of butter in there but not much. Pours a clear golden with not much head. Notes of corn, and bitterness. Not something I’d get again, but not horrible either.
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 ounce sample on cask at the Davis Graduate. Aroma is nice and spicy, grassy, and herbal. Plenty of noble hops present here. Some biscuit and cereal hints are also detected in the aroma. Moderately hazy straw-colored body with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Chewy, sticky, biscuity sweet malty start with some fusel alcohols coming through in the middle. Grassy, herbal, and mildly hopped in the finish. This basically tastes like a maibock with a little more hoppiness. Also has some malt liquor character, too. Could definitely use some more hops to balance out the large malt bill.