jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours clear lemon yellow with white head. Nose of lemon, pine and malts. Taste of banana, lemon, clove and pine. Interesting beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle - pours a crystal clear straw yellow color with smallish white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma has notes of apple, pear, soft malts, touch of apple cider vinegar, faint noble hops. Flavor has soft continental malts, touch of herbal hops, bit of honey and tart apples. Finish is balanced. This is fairly good, although a bit rough on the edges.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by SuperDave – thanks again Dave! Pours clear gold with a thin white head. The nose is pilsner spice, citrus zest and malt. The taste is spicy yeast, light malt and citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Decent Pilz.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one finger thick white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light grain, light esters, and spicy hops. Flavor is much of the same. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium body. A nice beer.
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours bright gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving spotted sheets. Dry with sour, rotting summer fruit with a lasting yeasty finish. Alcohol is well hidden. But in the end, it tastes like a bad chardonnay.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Bottled on 06/09/10. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of toasted grains, wheatiness, hay, and grass. Tastes of citrus, honey sweetness, grains, and hay.
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold, very slight haze, nice white head. Aroma is graham cracker, typical pils malt character, and some floral and spice hops. Alcohol faintly present. The flavor is a match. Nicely done, but the alcohol does end up being a touch too forward, intruding somewhat on the delicate malt profile and the crispness of the hops. But nice overall.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark golden pour with a light white head. Aroma is grassy, sweet malt, corn. Flavor is citrus, sweet, lemon. Weird citrus. Way to sweet. Ok, but unimpressive.
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from GBBF 2010. Clear mid gold, lasting white head. Some yeast, on a typical lager aroma. Touch of toast even. Slightly perfumed in mouth. Yes, some alcohol strength on swallow. Reminds me a bit of a strong biere de garde from France. It’s fine. A damn sight better than a lot of European strong lagers. Fine. Carbonation is a bit hard.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was impressed and worried when i say that a brewery in Utah is making imperial strength stuff. Fist off I think that perhaps pilsner is not the right style to pump up the alcohol with. The entire idea is for something light and drinkable. This was a pale and light colored beer with a strong grassy hop aromas. The taste was light with hay and malt along with a decent bitterness. I will say this is a strong beer that you would have no way of knowing is strong if not for the label. But still I think the concept is a miscalculation.