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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Copenhagen N, Denmark


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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an imperial pilsner at 8,5% packed with Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo hops and pre-wrapped for all you beer geek hobos out there. This is a perfect balance between the tropical fruits from the Mosaic, the Citrus fruits from Citra and the flowers from Amarillo all put down in a balanced body where the crisp lager fermentation makes space for the Melanoidin malt base. Who said lagers were dead????

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
375ml bottle. Clear copper colour with huge, thick, creamy, lasting and lacing, off-white to beige paragon of a head. Dry, grassy and citrusy hoppy aroma, lemon notes, some lemongrass, a touch of lime, backgroundish, typically tropical Mosaic notes, minimally resinous and cheesy-sweaty. Taste is slightly sweet malty, minimally dry hoppy, citrusy, hints of lemon, lemon tea, rather cautious tropical and resinous hoppy hints - obviously Mosaic-driven. Clean and super-soft, slightly sticky palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle at home from the vineyard
hazy dark Aberdeen with pillowy beige head collapsing to lacing. Pithy, sticky, blueberry, slightly sweaty, boozy. Full bodied, boozy, super pithy bitterness, long finish, pretty boozy citrus. Full on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
momordgz (168) - - DEC 2, 2014
This is a an Imperial pils!!! Malty, bodied and hoppy. Fresh it must be heaven!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2014
375 ml. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Cool packaging, high price tag for the style etc. BBF 14/08/2016 (seriously, I keep seeing these ridiculously long BBF dates for hoppy beers). Dark copper amber, thick off-white creamy head. Huge lacing. Nose is huge tropical grapefruit, passion fruit, mango hops, very light resin & malts, very fruity. Taste is thick grapefruit, mango, light mango peel, passion fruit, malt, peach, light bread, light blue cheese hops, black pepper. Thick malty body & yet easy to drink. I like these (D)IPL’s so much more than (D)IPA’s. This is just perfect, exactly what you could ever hope from a beer like this. This is on par with Hopslam. De Proefbrouwerij just keeps impressing me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1476) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Butelka 375ml. OCZY : piwo jest przejrzyste o kolorze bursztynowym z odcieniami brązu. Piana jest jak bita śmietana, szara i trwała. NOS : piwo ma mocny aromat chmieli o nutach cytrusów, ziół, owoców tropikalnych i żywicy. Mocny jest również aromat spodu od ciasta, zbrązowiałego tosta i karmelu. Do tego alkohol pachnie jak bourbon i rozpuszczalnik. Wyczuwam również wanilie i delikatnie goździki. USTA : piwo ma umiarkowane nasycenie, jest tłuste o konsystencji mleka. Piwo jest całkiem słodkie o wyraźnych nutach słodowych podobnych do wyżej wymienionych aromatów tosta i spodu ciasta. Alkohol rozgrzewa a całość mocno atakuje kubki smakowe. Chmielenie jest mocne, gdzie żywiczność podkreśla alkohol i gorzkość. Gorzkość przypomina grejpfruta i przypalony tost. ODCZUCIA : jest to świetne piwo. Całkiem pijalne jak na tyle procent alkoholu. Przyjemne i gładkie do tego świetnie zbalansowane. Warte spróbowania. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterĝy, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2014
Sampler at What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Clear, glowing red mahogany colored body with an off-white film. Tropical fruits and gooseberries on the nose. Pungent and malty hop juice on the tongue. Full bodied and well carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy, pine and citric aroma. Hoppy, resinous, fruity, caramel, malt taste, slightly sweet. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - OCT 23, 2014
375 ml bottle at home. Almost clear, dark amber - copper color with a very nice big creamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Caramel and bready malty, also a malty-yeasty aroma that reminds me Greek traditional pies!! Fruity, grassy and piney hoppy. Taste is sweet and bitter. Hoppy fruity sweet and piney hoppy bitter. Body is almost medium, oily with soft carbonation. Strong bitter hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen - amber pour with white head. Sweet fruity and malty aroma and taste, had some hoppy spice bite on the palate, very different "Pils" this but went down well. Pretty decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (888) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Keg at IMBC ’14. Hazy amber shade with receding head. Aroma is mostly caramel, berries and cardboard. Super hoppy, super bitter taste. Not denying that it’s nice on the tongue but when things get this hoppy I find it a bit fatiguing. I’d prefer the hops to enhance rather than overwhelm.

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