Bill Becker (1321) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Aug 2006
Poured from 750ml a reddish-gold with a medium sized head of foam that shrinks slowly but remains as a solid ~1" layer and dang this brew loves to hug the glass. ;^)
The smell is quite strong of freshly baked biscuits and a bit of spice, wow. This one may be the best Pilsner for the nose that I've ever experienced.
The taste is big! The biscuits in the smell transfer quite nicely into the flavour followed closely by a heaping helping of hop bitterness that makes my mouth pucker but...in a darned good way. Oh, and there's some warming from the 7.3%abv but it's on the subtle side so the drinkability factor suffers not.
Bottom line: IMHO, this is a magnificent sample of the style, easily the best I've had. Go to the store and see if you can find it. Then...buy a bunch!
Many thanks to my good bud Nutbrown for including this in our trade! kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of Schutzenliesel. Pours a murky, orange-grapefruit color; off-white head with patchy, mixed-bubbled lacing. Pleasant yeast character, mineral bitterness, and complex, salty maltiness in the aroma; esters, yellow fruits, and some herbal notes. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of lively citrus, esters, complex yeast, and herbal character; very interesting, intricate chewy rye and fluffy maltiness; very soft feel in the mouth; reasonably tasty stuff; I haven’t had this young, but tastes pretty good from an imperial pils with a load of age behind it. Medium finish: breadiness, toasty malts, and rye. DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color, with a cream colored frothy head. Light lacing. Aroma of light esters, malts, and light yeast. Flavors of citrus, light esters, and light yeast. Light body, easy drinking beer. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2008
750 ml bottle shared by Bockyhorsey - Pours a hazy golden color with a 3/4 finger thick white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is light grain (corn) and faint citrus. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt and light citrus. Medium body. This beer was quite nice for a lager almost 2 years old. Would have been nice to try it when released. Thanks for bringing this one Bill. A good beer. Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Dorwart. Aroma had a soapy oror along with pale fruity there also on the nose. Hazy gold body with white head. Flavor had a spicey and lemon citrus along with some light to medium bitterness. Mellow beer and smooth on the palate. Decent beer but may be showing its age and losing some zip but what do I know it was good
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2007
(750ml bottle, thanks willblake) Off-white head, lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, apricot, faint earthy. Taste is medium sweet, floral, earthy/herb, light bread. Smooth light-medium body. Held up very well given its age. lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle thanks to trade with robertsreality. Hazy, straw yellow body with big, frothy white head (which was better to look at than it was to inhale up my nose). Kinda surprised this is holding up so well. Light floral hop left in both the aroma and flavor. Spicy, peppery malt in the aroma. Pretty thick mouthfeel with a nice dry finish. Flavor mostly of spicy, rye malts. Heavyweight really didn’t make a bad brew, did they? kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/05/2006Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
hazy dark yellow, whispy white head, touch of lace, soft hop aroma on a slightly sweet malt base with light funk, creamy body, sweet malt flavor, nice hops but a bit soft, good light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Gold with a creamy head. Aroma was floral, dusty, soft malt too. Some zip in the carbonation. A nice bitter finish after the lightly sweet and earthy malts. Very nice. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Milky straw in color, very thick and solid looking.   Large fluffy white head, very sticky lacing.   This looks very
big, and quite different for a Pilsner.   Yeasty nose, nearly bready, very slight dull floral aspect.   Has a slight basement funk,
musty.   Heavy malt sweetness up front, nearly bready, slight floral and caramel notes.   This is one big Pils.   I guess the
style is European Strong Lager... which makes more sense.   7.3% for a Pilsner doesn’t make sense.   Big in body, mouthfeel is
moderate to full.   Soft hop bitterness, very soft.   Finishes very clean.   Lingering caramel like maltiness.   Pretty
enjoyable this one is.   Thanks Paul for yet another Heavyweight!