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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Road trips are carefree adventures that usually take unexpected twists, like when we created this beer. It started out as a Pilsner recipe, but halfway through it blew a tire and Ale yeast was put on as the spare. The result was so good, it never could have been planned!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Very clear and golden. Looks very much like a pils. Smells grassy and a little biscuity. Taste is fresh with lots of floral flavors and a little hint of fruity sweetness for a tiny part of a nanosecond, then the bitterness sets in. Not at all citrusy or piney (the way I like it) just grassy and bitter. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Oily looking gold pour with a thin white head that nearly fully dissipates immediately. Body is totally translucent and appears moderately dense. Yeast proceeds first in the aroma, dusty and clamorous. Diacetyl and soap subdue a mild Czech and mostly grassy hop character. Smells sweet, leads me to believe it will be sticky and healthily bodied. Very interesting nose. Flavor is extremely soapy and grassy. Hop bitterness is generous. Acetyldehyde notes replace diacetyl, what on earth happened here? Body is atrociously force-carbonated. Mouthfeel is obnoxious, medium-bodied, fizzy and slightly oversweetened. Finish is cloying, somewhat drying. This should have been used as a hose sterilizer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small white head. Light bubbly action. Smells of some mild citrus, with a touch of some cinnamon and spice. The taste has a certain heavy spice chIaracter to it, with a unique bitterness. I get some of the cinnamon I got in the aroma, but it was mild. Fairly easy drinking, but get a decent amount of alcohol. Has some malt characters and just a bit of hops as well. A little grainy. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alexanderj (3298) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle; poured a clear, light golden color. Not much head. Aroma was of funky yeast and some crappy malt. Flavor was pretty bad; disappointed alot. Ok mouthfeel; but taste was soapy and grassy; very porous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours light golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of musky yeast, sweet malt. Taste is sweet malty, grainy, with prominent Saaz and some soapy elements. Mouthfeel is full bodied, slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours a transparent lightly effervescent bright golden with a thin-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh, earthy green Saaz hops with a touch of pale malt. Body starts lightly sweet with lots of earthy, bittering hops and a drier bittersweet finish along with a touch of floral resiny grapefruit flavor. The bitterness seemed a bit much at first, but it kinda melded together with the pale malty sweetness after a few sips. A pretty nice and enjoyable imperial pils or whatever it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Bottle. Pours golden with a moderate white head. Aroma is more or less that of a pilsner, mainly Saaz hops with a little bready malt, but also a bit grassy. Flavor is bitter pilsner-type hoppiness up front with some grapefruit bitterness, plus vegetal character and a little bready malt, but really not holding together, and with strange off flavors especially as it warms. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Basically a somewhat odd take on an American-style pilsner, but it doesnít pull it off too well. Drinkable and refreshing, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Fuller bodied pilsner type beer. Iím surprised to see this classified as an american strong but thatís cool. Golden color. Big white creamy head. Bitter, hoppy back end bitel Smooth and enjoyable the rest of the way. Pungent, spicy aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1057) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Clear golden pour and a long-lasting creamy white head. Aroma is grassy with a lot of pils like hoppage. Taste is sweet. Light hay and earth flavors. Nice mouthfeel which I would characterize as creamy with moderate carbonation. Sticky, resinous hop finish with a bit of alcohol towards the back. Finish is crisp, lingering bitterness. This is an odd one. I thought it was excellent, however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 Poured out mostly like a Pilsner for sure, with a pale clear body and lots of carbonation. However, unlike the lagers from Bohemia, this one seemed to have no trouble forming and holding a pillowy, and foamy head. The aroma was spicy which I presume was due to use of Saaz hops. There was very slight hint of DMS in the form of cooked corn, but it did not smell out of place for a fresh Pilsner. The taste was softer than a Pilsner, with lingering sweetness that was very pleasing. The hops were present the form of a mineralized backbone. The mouthfeel was creamy and soft. It was hard to shoehorn this into a style, but Iíd put it somewhere between a Strong Ale, Cream Ale, and Pilsner. No ABV listed on the label, but the alcohol was not a big factor, so I would venture a guess at this being in the neighborhood of 5-6%. Very easy to drink, with no flaws found in any department, which Iíd say is a pretty damn good piece of work considering the major departure from the original recipe.

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