Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color pilsner with a rather large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry and floral hops with some sweet notes from a crystal malt base. Taste is a mix between some dry and floral hops profile with some quite sweet crystal malt base. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting though a touch too sweet to be an everyday beer.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity malts are doused in honey in this heavy, oily interpretation of an Imperial Pilsner.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy pale amber shine.
-Malt flavors are loud, yet never recall Pils malts. Disappointing.
-The flavor profile is exactly what you expect from the aroma.
-This is in the Dogfish Head mold of potent, sugary brews. Well-made, but lacks subtlety for my tastes in the style.
-Herbal hops are there, but mostly smothered by the residual sugars.
Bottle. Thx Steve!
ccex (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle dated 9/14/12 popped when uncorked. Pours a clear golden orange with big foamy white head and some spotty lacing. Smells like a pilsener. Aroma has lots of sweet malts, some bread, and honey. Tastes sweet with a slightly bitter finish with alcohol burn noticeable. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and only slight carbonation. Overall a bit of a disappointment. I’d rather have 3 500ml bottles of Eastern European strong lagers than this, given the same price.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a murky yellow-golden color with a medium sized foamy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy orange, bread and honey. The flavor was dryish and musty with some cardboard, orange, pepper and bread. Medium length orange and bread finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml->tulip. Pours a hazy orange/gold with frothy white head. Wonderful aroma and taste of orange, hops. Slightly bitter and sour. Excellent.
Nisse666 (3791) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ups missed one Uinta there.. Big Bottld st ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-17 Örebro
AR: apricot marmelade, pine
AP: hazy golden, frothy white head
F: grainy, tropical fruits, sugary feeling, fizzy, apricots
Thingus (29) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taken from my BA account, reviewed on 2/25/12
Live tasting, 750ML corked and caged into Duvel Tulip...
Appearance; pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, nearly 3 fingers of thick, billowy straw colored head... Retention is ok, after a couple minutes it’s fallen to a spotty film. Lacing is good, with thick splotches of head sticking to the glass.
Smell; smells like an average macro pilsner to me... Notes of bread and lime sneak in.
Taste; bready and slightly sweet, with a crisp finish, notes of lingering honey.. Slight hints of hop bitterness and resin. I’m also getting notes of citrus...
Mouthfeel; quite a bit thicker than I anticipated, definitely medium to medium full bodied, slightly sticky but goes down smooth... Carbonation is good, although a little more would definitely help "lighten" the feel of this beer up in my opinion...
Overall; a good beer in a style I don’t drink all that often, the ABV is well hidden and it goes down smooth... I’d definitely drink this again, perhaps on a hot day behind the BBQ if I was looking to go a different route than an IPA...
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Radek Kilber
Hazy golden color, with creamy head. The aroma is a bit herbal, honeyish. Good mouthfeel, smooth, round, sweetish, with honeyish and hay flavor, malt; correct bitterness. Pleasant.
EdInSaltLake (523) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, herbal, fruity aroma. Very sweet flavor -- too sweet. Some herbal, spicy hops.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. I am not a fan of this style. Huge pilsner malt sweetness. The lager yeast character is noticeable. Not a bad beer.