RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an intensely hopped, robust, Pilsener that emphasizes the noble hops from central Europe including Hallertau, Tettnang, Spalt and Saaz. It has been brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. Our IPB is naturally carbonated and unfiltered.

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4.2
obguthr (6734) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Honey and hay, with much more of the latter, lemon and nut accents. Clear amber, thick yellow head. Medium to full body. Hay, hoeny, and overripe lemon flavor, intense. Bitter grass and lemon zest noble hop finish. Damn, I just gave Gordon Biersch a 4+ rating! And why not, this is a great beer.

3.4
dmac (6501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Swing cap bottle from Homer321, thanks bro. Poured sort of dirty hazy orange/amber with a large rocky super off white head. Aroma of fresh raw dough, green grapes and white raisins, dates and wet nuts. Full chewy body that has a coating syrupy mouthfeel and softer carbonation. Flavor of grassy hops, bitter citrus, grapefruit, grains, dough. Not bad.

4
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Thos was a pretty good beer. Has a definite crispness to it and is pretty bubbly as well. A nice beer but not nine bucks good.

3.6
TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle - 750mL swing-top. Golden bodied with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is floral hops, soft grassy hops, malt, and soft lemony notes. Taste is floral hops, grassy notes, lemon notes, toasted malt, honey, and light biscuit. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a strong, bubbly carbonation and a pleasant lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more floral hops, grassy and herbal hops, light lemon, honey, and buttered biscuit.

4
hayduke (5702) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from the Ingomar Club in Eureka, CA. Pours an orange color with a foamy white head and a lot of lacing. Nose is rich with floral, grassy and similar Nobel hops. Medium to full in body, and smooth in mouthfeel. Really good going down. The flavor is is very rich and tasty. The finish is dry and the bitterness is perfect. A simply excellent beer.

3.8
Aurelius (5590) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Formidable, painted latch bomber. Hazy, honey colored beer with a fluffy white head -- in short, good appearance. Cereal, malt, Eurolager aroma. Sturdy hopping, but not smash-mouth, as I would have expected from the name. Malty-mashy-sweet, but not sugary. Backend euro-bitterness. A mature and well-developed lager. Medium body, but with backbone. Long, Saazy finish. This was a serendipity -- especially since I got this at a fire sale at Market Square Liquors - marked down from $8.99 to $1.99 for a 750ml bomber.

3.3
nick76 (4404) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
The aroma has pale malt and hay like hops. The appearance is golden with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter dry finish. The palate is average. Overall this is very decent.

3.9
IrishBoy (4237) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
750 ml swingtop from Imbibe Wine. Nose is very grassy hops, timothy hay, light sweet caramel, and shortbread cookies.Lightly hazy yellow orange with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is bitter with light sweetness and lots of caramel. Finishes nicely bitter.

3.7
beastiefan2k (4117) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
750mL swing-top poured into a Blvd tulip glass. Pour leads to a very alluring beer. Has a dim-golden bodied with a thick, tall, foamy white head. Very sticky lacing as the head fades. The commercial description states this is unfiltered, which is surprising because the beer is only lightly hazy throughout the pours. No trub at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is floral/herbal and saaz hops with slightly honey-like and white biscuit malts. In the flavor saaz hops break through the slightly chewy, biscuit malts. Has a mild damp lager note. A small rush of bitterness sets in at the end of the flavor. Has quite a soft and lush feel on the cheeks and a medium body. I would prefer a less malty beer, it definitely isn’t "crisp" but clean, a good meld of strong German hops and clean lagered malts. I would drink this again but a cleaner more attenuated and less malt-centric beer would be my preference for this beer.

3.2
NachlamSie (3581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Big swing top bottle from Good Bottle Company. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with virtually no head. I had high hopes this would be hoppy like Sam Adams imperial pils, but this one is lacking. The body is heavy with a lozenge-type quality. I get some cracker and wooden notes here and there, but it’s a sweeter beer with suggestions of honey and citrus. It doesn’t really taste much like a pilsener, I’m not sure what it reminds me of other than malt liquor, if I ever found a malt liquor that actually tasted good.


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