RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2011
feeling generous, so i gave it a 5 for appearance, mostly because of the big fluffy head. light, refreshing, nice hoppiness. i haven’t had many pilsners but this was solid. drjay44 (3894) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, long lived, white head, with heavy sea foam lacing, over a clear gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is hop spice, light grass, herbal tones....taste is cereal, toast to start, then light hop spice bitterness, with a bit of citrus and pine, finishing dry and clean....mouth feel is on the light of medium, carbonation high. This is a well balanced, crisp and clean tasting beer. The "West Coast" hops are dominated by the Noble. True to its general style, it does not have many layers of complexity but since it is an Imperial, it is weightier in all qualities. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7 BeeriedEyed (212) - USA - APR 10, 2011
For a pilsner this beer was great. This beer pours with and enormous head. Very fresh and very drinkable. msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2011
Pour is a very pale gold, pretty much yellow, with a small white head. Nose is of light fruits and hops. Taste is of the same, while being very refreshing and light as well for a 7%. bbbeer (905) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2011
Light orange-yellow with small head. Aroma hops, floral. Medium body with some alcohol presence although not overwhelming. Flavors mosty dry citrus hops, grassy, a little malt, not too bitter. More IPA than pilsner, tasty and drinkable, not too distinguished.
jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
clear amber nice head server in a snifter, not lively... alcohol, full bodied, i find these high gravity pilseners very hard to drink... strong flavors, notes of grassy hops, very muddled, the aroma was not very pungent... patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2011
draft at the Dash In - Pours golden with a lingering white head. It smells of bready malt and citrus and grassy hops. The flavor is crisp and sweet up front with good hops bitterness. It’s medium bodied and has a little noticeable alcohol and finishes pleasantly bitter. Good brew. chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Light golden pour with slight cloudiness. Thin lacing. Hints of grass and spice on the nose. Crisp on the palate, grass, caramel, and bread flavors with an excellent hop/floral finish. Goes good with apples. Very balanced. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
My Bottom Line:Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
Crunchy, lightly honeyed malts meet piney, spicy hops, building a tasty but perhaps rough-around-the-edges Imperial Pilsener.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the shiny pale golden.
-The prickly effervescence still couldn’t make me overlook this brew’s bold sugars. I would have preferred a leaner brew.
-Hops also offer citrusy edges.
-The aroma is rather raw and unrefined.
On tap at DFH brewery. Not quite clear yellow gold, nice head. Aroma is crackery malts and loads of hops. Flavor is a match. Hops are floral and slightly citric. Not as "clean" as some might like in a pils, but a really enjoyable hop flavor. Liked this one.