Brewed by A. Le Coq (Olvi)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Tartu, Estonia


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A. Le Coq & Co was established in 1807 in London. Production was transferred from London to Estonia (Tartu) at the beginning of the 20th century and it is still produced there today.

In 1912. A. Le Coq was chosen as the official supplier of the Russian emperor’s court, and Imperial Extra Double Stout, which was brewed in Tartu, became available throughout the empire.

We have launched A. Le Coq Imperial again to show respect for our old traditions. The Imperial range is for beer lovers with exquisite taste.

Imperial Ale is a top-fermented beer with a rich flavour bouquet. There is a perfect balance between the delicious bitter taste of hops and the sweetness of malt. The copper colour that characterises the best ales adds a respectability referring to its imperial past.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, - JUL 18, 2014
Clear amber appearance, medium head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet with some bitterness, decently rounded, but not outstanding. Average English Pale Ale style beer.

jann3 (408) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Pours clear copper with a smallish head. Aroma is mostly malty with some banana and yeast. Taste has fruity and malty flavours but finishes with moderate herbal bitterness. Average carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Not bad. (400ml bottle, bb 17.6.18)

loscovar (657) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2017
ottle in Koper, Slovenia. A bit better than a normal lager, its not a good beer stil

Davros (3258) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2017
Pours amber, large lasting head. Nose shows hay, cereal, spicy and herbal hops. Flavours include more cereal and hay notes, some biscuity malt too. And a faint cardboard note.

MarcoBasile (466) - DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
Pours golden with a white creamy head that lasts. Aroma is moderate malt and subtle hops. Taste is rounded yet crisp. Balanced.

neandertaal (75) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2017
Janukustutajaks sobib, aga muidu üpriski ilmetu jook. Ei tegu ega nägu. Keisrile sellise lurri pakkumise eest oleks pead lendama hakanud.

Demens (479) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2017
0,4l bottle. Clear copper colour with slowly shrinking but lasting white head. Aroma: Banana, flour with a soft funky tone, dominating yeast caracter. Taste: Sweet quite malty start (lots of bready, biscuit tone) with a tasty bitter/sour mouthfeel. Has a quite creamy texture. Light/medium body with soft carbonation. Short softly bitter (almond) finish.

nephirem (605) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2017
Bottle, 0.4l. Clear copper pour. Violent pour managed to produce a three finger soapy white head. Not much of a retention, diminishing quite quickly but leaving some decent lacing on the glass. Nose is malty sweet, grainy with traces of corn. Slightly herbal. Thin body, light and watery texture. Heavily carbonated, very prickly and aggressive. However, it makes it nicely refreshing. Taste and aroma pretty much the same as the nose, nothing to write home about here really. Malty, grainy, grassy. Touch of hops, earthy, slight acidity. Some moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, nothing special. It works as a quick refreshment during a hot summer day. Drinkable.

sumo234 (101) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - APR 11, 2017
0,4l bottle. Clear amber coloe with small white head. Sweet aroma of malt and fruits. Taste of sweet malt and fruit.

MetalMurphy (760) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 5, 2017
bottle @supermarket (budapest) amber colour, normal body, average carbonated, taste like wheatbeer at first gulp, bitterness, fruity, hoppy, bready, interesting mixture, okay it’s kind of ale, but I don’t understood why ’imperial’

Skinnyviking (9674) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2017
40 cl. bottle. Medium high fluffy white head. Clear amber body. Mild dusty straw caramel aroma. Sweet fruity honey caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

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