Willimantic India Pilsner Ale
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Brewed with 100% Belgian Pilsner malt and hopped with Magnum and Palisades hops this unfiltered hopped up beer will grab your taste buds. Down from 7% ABV to 5.5% in 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose/taste of pine, grapefruit rind, toasted bread and light resin. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Serving: On cask at the brewpub.
It pours a light honey brown with a bit of haze and a foamy, white head. It smells sweet like light honey, corn syrup and a touch of butterscotch. The taste is buttery and sweet with a touch of grain, lots of butterscotch, and a solid back bitterness. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a long, bitter finish. An interesting brew but a bit of a butter bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of dry malt, some nice grassy elements. Tastes dry with some grassy hints, hay, floral notes, crisp finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This creative Americanized version of a Pilsener is treacherous drinkable with its union of spicy, herbal hops and svelte pils malts in a most crisp mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the blurry pale blond.
-There is no sign of the alcohol in here.
-This is not your typical Imperialized Pilsener, nor is it an IPA. It is a wonderful cross between Pilsener flavors and mouthfeel and IPA intensity.
-The mouthfeel is almost as crisp as if it were a lager’s.
-Citrusy hop edges add complexity and refreshment.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3034) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Growler shared by the brewer at the 3rd release of CL Cuvee de Castleton: Pours a hazy golden with consistent off white head. Bright citrusy aroma- nice & dry with a touch of crackery pils base- fairly clean. Has a crisp feel with lots of fruity hop flavors. Soft crisp lemony citruses with an apricot note as well. Very dry and crisp with a solid grassy/piny bitterness in the finish. Firm with rounded edges. A nice IPA.

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