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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   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 emperors 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 (1273) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pallleon (234) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 2, 2017
Borostyn szn. Az ze furcsa, az utze rossz. Ez egy rossz sr. Nem ajnlott.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
phfyysik (1075) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2017
Pours amber with light white head. Aroma is malts, cat piss, cheese, cardboard, soy sauce. Taste is quite same - salty, cheesy, watery, some malt and grain notes. Not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gorkogrlo (349) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 21, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2016 Bottle. Light red, copper color with medium white head. Aroma of sweet candy, cardboard and grains. In flavor lemon, metal and grains. On sweet side. Dry finish. Also little bit of spicy notes in finish. Overall: not impressed but still drinkable and refreshing. Really basic with touch of macrobrewery character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (7867) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2016
33cl bottle pours a mostly clear, dark gold with some sticky, white head. Big sugary nose, like an under fermented saison, honey, some muddled spice. Flavor is sweet, bubblegum, coriander, honey, mild cake. Sweet finish. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cristobal37 (907) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 8, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 Aroma of sweet grains. Light bubblegum sweet taste at first like a hefeweizen. After bready with a tiny snap of bitterness. Interesting... Not bad, certainly not as bad as some reviews here, but definitely uneven and sometimes all over the place. Unbalanced, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle, as pictured. I have no idea what this is but my parents brought it back from a recent trip to Europe/Russia. Copper colored pour, heavy on the malt and a tiny bit of spice. Thin mouthfeel and a little metallic. Nothing great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rayaron (1570) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom L place. Clear golden with off-white head. Aroma of vegetables and honey. Flavor of vegetables and honey, weird bitterness. Medium-bodied. Probably oxidised.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zvsn (1805) - ISRAEL - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle sample, thanks rayaron. Clear orange copper color. Smell of honey, cardboard, vegetables and wort. Sweet and oxidized flavors, corn, grains and honey. Medium-bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gargando (1) - HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
Bottle 400ml. Nice light amber colour, ok head, lightly carbonated. First scent is the yeast which is suppressive. Sweetness, caramel, bread mixes with oily and uncanny metallic ending. Less than medium body with fast disappearing and uncomfortable, dull aftertaste. If you like the hop part, do not try this...anyway it gets worse as you drink...bad omen. Nothing Imperial, more like a trappist light lager...if there would be anything like that. :-)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Fules (1011) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2016
Szp tkrtiszta, borostyn sznű. Alapvetően lgeres, sajnos hatrozottan olajos, lesztős z, ami utzben is megmarad. Ez bizony nem tesz neki jt. Mg az illatban is rezni. Minden kortyban van valami furcsa z, ami ugyan gyorsan elmlik, de nagyon kellemetlen.

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