DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Clear orange body, thin white head. Bitter citrusy flavor. Tastes like an IPA, the hops are way too citrusy for a pilsener. The flavor is nice but doesn’t fit. Weak aroma, some pale malt. crispaire (255) - - AUG 16, 2016
Pleasant aroma, with a bit less spice than typical pilsners. Nice pale golden hue. Very smooth, satisfying, and sessionable (despite the 7% ABV). MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours a clear light orange with a big fluffy mostly white head. Slightly metallic with a fruity malty caramel aroma. Citrus flavor with some malt sweetness. Bitter hop finish. Good. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2004
This pours with a medium sized white head. The color is a light gold and amber mix. The aroma is bread, dirt and carrots. Also some strange apples. A full and sticky mouthfeel. The taste is slightly bitter with a cheesey taste in teh middle of my mouth. It is slaty with celery. This is interesting, but not particularly drinkable. 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.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Poured bright orange with a short lived fizzy white head. Full malt sweetness with a slight herbal aroma. Somewhat flat tasting and the crisp hoppiness just was not present. I was expecting something more snappy and sharp. Actually, this was a bit boring. I will say it posessed a nice carmel malt backbone with a nice alcohol bite. Overall, I was expecting more out of this one. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.80 at Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR) 2004 series. This smells wonderfully malty for a pilsener, even if it’s an Imperial version. But the flavor is a bit too citrusy, somewhat tart, and just tastes a little "old". But as the beer warms up, both the nose and flavor become more and more earthy, proving to me after the fact that this beer isn’t much of a candidate for aging. The body is medium, with light carbonation. The orange-golden and somewhat hazy body is capped by a tall, very long-lasting, off-white head that never drops below a quarter inch. And wow, large patches of dense foam cover the glass. This wasn’t bad, but it’s clearly past its prime. I’ll try to obtain this again if there is another bottling. JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Light amber color with a thick rick ecru head. Mild malt aromas with dough and toast, additional nose of rose petals with hints of wintergreen and tangerine. Seem too thick to the old nose. Sweet flavors abound. Floral/ herbal flavors mingle with dry malt and wood. Somewhat biting on the palate both from carbonation and light acid. Alcohol is perceived late in the quaff, but does not overpower. Not as clean as I would like a pils/lager. Very much like some of the strong European lager. I do notice a late malt linger that is very pleasant, but some times the pleasantries are to late to redeem previous thoughts. Thanks Derek. NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Golden color. Aroma was kind of surprising. More (biscuity)malt than hops, along with an off, yeasty aroma. Flavor was a bit muddy. A bit malty sweet with ’dirty’ hops. Not a very clean beer. OK, but can’t Rogue’s Imperial Pilsner. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2005
(22oz bottle) Lightly hazed apple juice body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, apple, some grapefruit, light alcohol. Bitterness really only comes out in the swallow, suggesting this beer is pat its prime. Medium-full body, some stickiness.