JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Golden in color with a fluffy head and lots of tiny bubbles. Very hoppy aroma with a hint of alcohol. Grapefruity bitter flavor with a buttery alcohol burn at the rear. Decent beer. Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Ok the 2003 Reserve is here!! and its way stronger..weighing in at 7.2%
Comes in the 22 oz brown bomber..with the new moderd looking Full Sail label..nice bright blue and yellow.
This is a wondeful pilsner bier to behold deep dark honey golden colour..with a nice sized white head..nice carbonation strings..head goes fast but some lovelly lacing is around all down my glass.
Very livelly aroma of spicy hops is evident..also a nice doughy aroma.
Wow this is one hoppy pilsner..the hops are very "sharp"..alcohol aftertatse but its well balanced..theres even some remanents of malt after wards..alcohol warming in the throat.
Nice and spicy on the palte but it smooths out near the end.
Very nice drinkable beer..what is this though "Double Pilsner" it says on the label..Imperial Pilsner anyone?
Rerate 2017....weird but still an excellent beer...after 13 years still a solid 4 legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Realy not that impressed.I really wanted to like this one, but it seemed one dimensional. The "Saazy-ness" was not impressive. Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2003
Pours a nice, clear, deep copper color with a small white head that does not last long. Mildly hoppy aroma with a strong malty sweetness present. Full body with low carbonation and a smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is malty sweet with lots of hops present. The finish is hoppy with a burst of lingering bitterness at the very end. I like the idea of an imperial pilsner. This one is big and flavorfull with lots of hops and malts. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Lots of hops in the nose. Flavor is a malty hoppy experience. Nice bitter finish.
Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2003
hoppy and APAlike aroma, gold with a small head, lots of hop flavors with hints of caramel maltiness, piney bitter hops blend into a bitter berry hop finish, tastes more like an IPA BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Strong aroma of hops, very fresh crisp and clean. Finish is strongly bitter and slightly stringant. Strong alcohol feel. leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Bottle was marked 2002. Old age might have had something to do with this one. Light amber color with long lasting white head. Unimpressive hoppy nose. The rest was downhill from there. jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Light amber in color. Hops come through more than usual for the style. Dry finish. Not sure that the higher alcohol adds a lot more complexity, but I do enjoy this beer more than some other regular pilsners. AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Hazy, honey golden color. Not too much active carbonation. An aroma with slightly more hops than the typical pilsner. Pretty citrus-y for a pilsner, then again that can be expected coming from Full Sail. This is my favorite pilsner as of yet.