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Brewed by InBev UK
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Luton, England

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.82   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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"Strong Lager"
Following the acquisistion of the Tennents brands from A-B InBev by C & C Group, this beer was immediately licensed back, so effectively remains an A-B InBev brand. The current brewing location is unknown.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eRock_2013 (274) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Stumbled across this in Sicily, as it seems many others have, as this beer is apparently quite popular in Italian bars. Seems to be a popular high ABV brew, cost-efficient I suppose if you're looking for a buzz on the cheap. While not terrible, "Imperial pils" is too generous a title, more of a malt liquor. By malt liquor standards, it's decent, pours an average golden pale color, smells of grainy malt. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. The taste is grainy, surprisingly some earthy and fruity hoppiness, also an alcoholic boozy tang. Finish is sour and rough, the high ABV is very evident throughout. Still enjoyable in a way, if you don't approach it with high expectations you won't be disappointed.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sblsimone85 (292) - USA - OCT 12, 2014
La cosiddetta birra degli ubriaconi... Una strong lager da 9 gradi che di strong ha solo la gradazione, povera di profumi e sapori, scarso equilibrio. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wvhoran (365) - Tasmania, - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. A popular drop in Italy. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet, bread and malt, artificial fruit. Flavour is sweet malt, a bit syrupy, alcohol is very evident. Drinkable but why?

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Popular strong lager, peach blonde coloured and on sale in 50 cl cans in many supermarkets also in the Low Countries; metallic, sweetish but fortunately not too cloying, one-dimensional with strong alcohol presence as usual in this style. I have to admit I had many examples that were much worse, though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lele (151) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 30, 2014
Birretta tranquilla e senza troppe pretesa, ma anche abbastanza piacevole. L’aspetto non è dei migliori: colore ambrato chiaro con schiuma disomogenea, un po’ fine e un po’ grossa, nonché scarsa e poco persistente. L’aroma non è particolarmente accentuato, con note maltate e di caramello. Queste note si sentono anche in bocca, ma a lungo andare un po’ stanca. Carbonazione rilevante, retrogusto quasi assente. Birra che non si fa ricordare, ma che rimane sicuramente ad un livello abbastanza alto confrontandola con altre birre industriali.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dado93 (145) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2014
Classic commercial strong beer, golden color with no persistente head, hop/malt aroma & taste, alchool is present...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (2364) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Can from local offie. Golden amber beer with large frothy head. Aroma is malty and some orchard fruits. Taste is malts, herbal, some caramel and a bit of alcohol harshness in the finish. A little oil on the palate. Not bad really.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
jackafholmes (339) - - JUL 17, 2014
This is everywhere in italy, thought it was just for the pondlife in uk! Clear orange ale with white head, plenty of lacing. Aroma of sweet rotting fruit, malty with alcohol spice. Taste is same with alcohol burn, not subtle. Palate is good though, a bit oily and with measured carbonation. Not good in general.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
trapez (1529) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2014
On tap in Italy in a mug. Fruity aroma with a bit af malt. Sweet and refreshing with notes of fruit, but nothing special.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamestulloch (1562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from a covenience store in Pisa. Clear golden body with a fluffy white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of sweetcorn, lemon and alcohol. Flavour of white sugar, sweetcorn juice, malt sweetness and a harsh alcohol burn. Finishes sour and metallic. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Never again...


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