beerbaaron (678) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden. Small white head. Earthy hoppy, grass, grain. Very much a ’middle of the road" beer. Not offensive in any way but not a super standout. Good balance. Very good for the style but somewhat ’normal’ by FFF standards.
DrSilverworm (3994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DLD 2013. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Good retention, good lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Good moderately dry finish. Nice bready taste, light pepper. Good lightly spicy hop. Impressive for the ABV, how drinkable this is. Doesn’t taste "imperial". Good moderate bitter taste, no hint of alcohol. More dry finish. Awesome imperial pils. Doesn’t taste much stronger than a normal pils. Pretty stealthy.
b3shine (3496) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to half-pint at DLD. Looks good for a style; a transparent orangish-gold with white head. Smells semi-sweet, doughy, and bitter. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth finish. Good beer.
bdigital (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating: Pours a light gold with a sizeable white head. Nose has some cracker characteristics to compliment the lemongrass notes. Medium bodied...flavor follows suit.
alexsdad06 (3806) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma is floral, herbal, doughy malt, and grass. The flavor is grassy and herbal hops, sweet doughy malts, some sweet caramel malt notes. Medium bodied. This was definitely better on draft at DLD.
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose/taste of alcohol soaked peaches, orange peel, malt, pepper and citrus bread. Medium body.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light yellow pour. White head. Crisp aroma. Pale malt, hops, light yeast. Flavor is nice, pils malt, yeast, a hint of unripe fruit. Good.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on tap at Maria’s Package Goods and Community Bar during Chicago Craft Beer Week.
A: Pours a nice hazy orange with a decent .5 finger, off-white head.
S: Immediately big malts hit the nose with a great yeasty back drop. Some sweetness is floating around, almost like a ripened fruit.
T: Slight sweet watermelon for a brief second follow by the intense malt roast in the middle. Bitter hops at the end, but not as pronounced other imperial pilsners.
M: Light/medium bodied with nice carbonation. Leaves a malty film over the mouth after each sip which tones down the bitterness.
O: Better than other Pilsners, but still just sort of an average beer. Nothing popped or stood out for me on this one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-22-2011
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from DLD 2011. Time to open this, I guess. Pours a big puffy head over a darker gold lager color. Takes a while for the head to finally settle to a short layer. I am not getting much in the way of nose, probably a consequence of letting it age for a year. well, then again, there is a welcome whiff of alcohol after a few more sniffs. Sipping it does give the nice impression of a high-powered malt liquor, without the headache inducing fusels (Heloooo Big Hurt). A true gargleblaster to give my sore throat a wakeup call, with not just alcohol but fizz. I would have thought this would have the standard Noble hops, and a hint of perfume suggests that, but there’s also a citrus bender that suggests C&Cs. It’s a nice way to celebrate ALMOST finishing my Oracle Database class and getting back to looking for a job.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy light orange with a fizzy white head. The aroma is sweet, bread, yeasty, floral, and earthy. The taste is sweet light malts with medium bitterness. I wish it were a bit hoppier, but not bad.