Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at grahamís new yearís tasting. Clear light yellow pour with fair offwhite head. Lightly clean and crisp with a bitter grassiness, with mild alcohol. Not bad. But the crazy "imminent rape scene" on the creeps me out a bit...
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty bright yellow color. At first, I got some citrus flavors but then it shifts to a strong malt liquory set of notes. No sweetness at all and very dry. Crisp with a flavor that lingers.
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. clear apple juice gold under small, frothy, white head. marshmallow, vanilla, very light notes of lemon aroma. palate is light and quite dry. flavor is spicy saaz with light lemon-lime notes and pale malts. smooth for the size of the beer. bitter finish. well done, just not a style i enjoy as an íimperialí.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to a generous individual for sharing some of this at Sexual Chocolate. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a golden-straw color with a thin white head and not much in the way of lacing or retention. The nose is slightly fruity with a bit of grain and grass plus some slightly-sweet malt on the backend. The taste is mostly generic malt without the complexity of the nose. Light to medium body with good carbonation. Drinks pretty well and is probably my favorite of the Crooked Line Series.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-01-2011
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear gold, with a small white head. Aroma of honey and light oranges. Flavors of grain, mild licorice, and yeast. Full body and sugary aftertaste. Thanks Cody.
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark gold with good, creamy, white head / Musty nose of hay and wildflowers / Medium body, creamy and fat, hint of sweetness, with good balance and long, lightly bitter and hot, finish / Flavors of hay, grass, violets, resin, bread, and honey / I always struggle with these, as their massive nature contradicts the purpose of a pilsner. Given that, this is well done.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
multiple bottles shortly after release in az.
rich straw yellow colored pour with a thick white head and lasting film.
big pils aroma along with notes of straw, lemon, grass and spiciness.
the flavor is the same... imperial pils! it is a touch on the sweet side (this disappears as it ages) but it is clean and dry on the finish. it is rich and lux with a nearly full body yet i could drink this all night.
(this pairs really well with an assorted cheese platter)8/4/8/4/17++
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first rating. I have drank many, many, too many beers, but we have to start somewhere on this board. Corked bottle. After a few sips i tasted the "wet dog" Most of the time the taste was fine. Goes to your head pretty quick.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool enough looking bottle from Samís in Durham, and a decent price to boot... this is a love-it-or-hate-it style for me, and I canít say this one impressed me. Pours bright deep gold with a lovely head, so Iíll give it props for looking good. Nose of honey, Saaz hops, and too much malt that steals the crisp grassiness from the Saaz. Tastes similarly sweet, with some notes of cheap orange candy. Palate is full and rich, but that, the label, and the look is about all itís got going for it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from Samís, Durham. Nice to see the Uinta big beers in town, but this one wasnít any great shakes. Itís a tough style to pull off without compromising the lightness and elegance that go into a classic pils. And Uinta fell short of the mark to me, with this appropriately dry and hoppy beer that comes across as papery at worst and simply anonymous at best.