thornecb (5948) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Medium-bodied with sweet caramel, resin and a sweet hot pine finish. cheap (5899) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
From a bottle this color leaves no inkling of the flavor. Looks like a pale lager but has a piercing hop bite that approaches many strong apa or mild ipa. Long bitter super strong pils finish. Lasts a medium amost of time before the finish mellows out. Does not hide the alky well, even at 7%. Not much in the aroma. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle from Beer, Wine & Co. Hazy orange body with thin head. Nose is grassy, floral and sweet. Taste is also hoppy, and citrus and pine and floral. Quite a nice punch to it. Pretty good. Marheb (5796) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2015
(En fût au O’Brien’s pub): Bonne base sucrée qui se fait trancher rapidement par un gazon frais pour ensuite laisser le maltose miellé remonter en surface. Corpulence confortable, finale fruitée. superspak (5678) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, pine, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, orange zest, pear, pine, cracker, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial pils. All around well balanced hop, malt, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
The bottle that I picked up at the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL, labels this as Regal Double Pilsner and, considering the ABV, this should probably be listed under the renamed catch-all category for strong pale lagers. It pours a clear golden body with a modest head that rapidly devolves into a film with a few scattered large bubbles. The aroma is a blend of sweet cereal and floral and grassy hops with some underlying alcohol. The alcohol is more prominent in the flavor, and the hops take on an earthy bitterness. Not too bad, but a bit muddled. rumproasts (5425) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. A bit sweet, but not as cloying as some double pils that I’ve had. Rather mild hop-wise -- could up these a bit, I’d think. Pretty good for a somewhat hard to find style.
mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is hoppy, bitter, light alcohol, and earth. Nice on the palate, fresh earthy hops, bitter, florals, and a nice finish. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Light golden. Nice white head. Light, summery, and floral aroma. Thick, malty, viney flavor. Green sinew or somethimg. Yeah that’s kinda freaky. Too heavy for the snow, that’s for sure, and thr finish sits heavy on the tongue. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grain, cereal, and some Noble hops. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of Noble hops, grains, and corn. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Noble hop, grain, and corn finish is medium bitter and lightly sweet.