VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled two years ago, but stored in a dark 68 degree area for 18 months or so it’s been in my possession. I mention this because on one hand I think this beer might have turned a bit, but reading through the reviews, plenty of them mention an overly sweet taste, and mine is almost syrupy. Smells faintly of citrus, but also rusty water. Plenty of carbonation and lace left, though, so maybe this is just far more sweet and sticky than I prefer.
Maverick34 (2454) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orangey pour with white foam. Caramel malt aroma. Light fruit. Caramel with citrus hops and bitter finish.
SiKee (5) - Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb with BBQ meats. A lovely, creamy head and pleasant aftertaste. A nice treat!
oh6gdx (21553) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nice fruitiness along with some bready malts and mild herbal notes. Flavour is grass, mild fruitiness along with bready malts as well as some slight toffeeish notes. Easy to drink, but also more interesting than your standard pils’. Hides the abv quite well.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is the color of apple cider with a thick, setting body. The head holds a foamy, respectable white ring around the perimeter of the glass. It tastes intitially almost like apple cider. The aroma is.carmaly fruity. The flavor is sweet carmely bitter malt. Its better than ok, but not good.
jimhilt (2445) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet grapefruit nose and flavor is grapefruit and caramel. Higher ABV is hidden. Worth trying. $8.49 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Hannaford’s Concord, NH.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly Hazy Dark Amber Color, Huge Foamy Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Caramel, Brief Faint Apricot,Slight Hop with Light Alcohol Kick. Medium Body, Easily Drinkable. Not as harsh as some fo Imperials that come out of Eastern Europe. Waaay easier to drink and more enjoyable. Pleasant belly warmer on this cool autumn evening. Like the Label. Worth A Try...
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a solid gold color with a small white head. The nose is sweet with pale malt, alcohol, and light honey. The flavor is sweet and the alcohol is way too present. Lots of pale malt sweetness, a little citrus bitterness, and a slight solvent like quality on the back end. This just comes across as all out of balance and to be honest, not very tasty.
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of honey, hay. Taste is sweet, light fruit. Oily mouthfeel.
merc7186 (2367) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer appears okay, it is a clear straw color with a nice one finger white head and some decent lacing on the glass. The smell comes off with a mild lemony smell, some grassy and floral notes, but is light and not much for a imperial pilsner. The taste is okay with a clean grassy flavor, mild lemon zest kicks in on the back end. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp but mild and disappates quickly. Overall, this beer is okay but under delivers in taste for an imperisal pilsner...Ivehad better pilsners, let along imperial pilsner.