jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a dissipating white head with trailing lace and hazy yellow color. Aroma is fruit, light malt. Taste is fruit, some spice, light malt.
bhensonb (8985) - 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. Itís pleasantly bitter and quite tasty. Thereís malt sweet but the bitter seems to stay on top without losing the sugar. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with an average, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and notes of dust, sweat, and corn. Flavor is heavy malt, lightly spicy and bitter hops, clean lager with vegetable notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
BMan1113VR (7377) - 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.
Dogbrick (6021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a somewhat cloudy straw color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and bready malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has notes of pepper and citrus, with some malt behind it. The finish retains a citrusy, spicy hops zing. Above average overall.
bb (5888) - 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.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 6/11/2010. This Imperial Pilsner pours a light orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, grain, spicy and sweet. A medium bodied Imperial Pilsner. The malts are grainy, grassy and semi sweet. The hops are spicy and floral. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nice Imperial Pils, lots of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
marcus (5004) - 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 isnít there. Some light malt and a sort of crisp bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golen color with lingering white sheen. White bread, honey, berry fruit, lagered yeasty aromas. Medium body. Dusty pale malt, honey slathered white bread flavors with earthy, fruity hoppage--not bad.
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bhensonb for this one - clear gold - effervescent pour - soapy ring of lace - medium bitter, medium dry aroma, with quite a bit of herbal and grassy character - faint honey sweet maltiness - some noticeable alcohol detracts a bit from enjoying the aroma - lively mouthfeel, medium-full carbonation - fairly sweet, but strong, spicy noble hops are certainly the star of the show here - the beer dries out somewhat through the middle, but an unwelcome sweetness returns and lingers through the finish, - some alcohol warmth arrives and tries itís best to work with the spiciness of the hops - a bit too heavy and sweet on the tail end, never delivering the crisp, dry finishes it hints at through the middle - there are some good things here - I feel like, if they made this a regular pils at about 5%, it would have been a phenomenal beer - alas.