RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bela may sound like a sweet name, but she’s actually quite bitter. A beer style that does not technically exist, the addition of over 25 pounds of Czech Saaz hops in this small-batch beer results in high hop bitterness and quite obvious Noble hop aroma and flavor. It is also a high alcohol beer with a nice warming effect, medium-body and some malty residual sweetness to remind you that Bela might still have a sweet side after all.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Golden to amber pour. Strong fruity c-hop nose, with some tropical fruits and bubble gum esters. In the mouth the beer cascades trough a series of fruit followed by a bitterness that balances the flavor. Very good.


3.7
mcberko (18998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
500mL bottle, pours a hazy copper orange with a medium white head. Aroma is very wild tasting, with brett funk and light fruitiness. Flavour is very fruity, with lots of tart stone fruits and massive barnyard funk. Not sure how this is an imperial pilsner, but this is great whatever it is.

3.8
kevinator (2726) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Big beer. Aromas and flavors of bitterness, grass and cereal. Maybe some toasted character. Decent alcohol feel. Golden color with a sustainable head and medium weight.

3.3
onceblind (10593) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Slightly hazy golden with a thin, sticky Rocky white head. The aroma is full of toast and oak, and some weird level of semi-stale vanilla cake. Bready flavor with a bit of booziness, some grassy hop undertone, and a mellow earthy oak undertone. Boozy and bready and pilsner isn.

2.8
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2016
On tap at Cottonwood. Pours a hazy gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and honey. Medium mouth, grass, wheat, light bitterness, ok.

3.2
drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Draught at brewpub Champaign. This one had a lot of buttery fruit notes. Not much of the pilsner to it. Golden in color.

3.2
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
4th January 2016
Hazy orange - amber beer, tidy white head. Palate si smooth and mildly viscous. Decent fine carbonation. A startling and slight sour orange. Orange peel and a squirt of lemon. Light finish. Doesn’t seeem to have much in common with a pils but it’s fine and it hides the abv quite well.

2.6
b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Draft to taster at the Champaign brewpub. Looks solid; a completely transparent lighter gold with foamy white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells buttery with mild notes of hops in the background. Tastes like it smells, but worse, with an unpleasant mouthfeel that’s medium-full bodied. Slightly warming from the abv. A diacetyl bomb.

3.8
zoucrew102 (2110) - - AUG 9, 2015
500ml bottle. Grassy malt aroma with hints of caramel, floral hops and a touch of oak. Pours clear golden colored with one finger of soapy white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with grassy malt flavors and a bit of caramel sweetness. Finishes dry with slight floral hoppiness and oak as well as a bit of alcohol at the very end. Solid Pilsner!

2.7
Braudog (6837) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours like a nice meaty pils, frothy and golden. From there, I seem to lose any pilsner connection. The aroma is exceedingly sweet and the beer drinks with a sugary bit, bordering on a golden sour beer. (#5999, 7/1/2015)

3.7
wlajwl (7075) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Aroma is fruit, citrus, mild spiciness and a hint of oak. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, mild spicy notes and a bit of alcohol fire in the finish.


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