Thisis12ptfont (1192) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Aromas of yeast, dough and subtle lemon. Appearance is a deep gold with a decent foam top. Flavors of sweet yeast and oats with some caramel malts. Lightly carbonated with a light texture on the palate. Overall, this is a decent beer with fairly simple flavoring and a nice alcohol warming feeling. I’d give this a C+ rating. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A: The pour is a light orange color with a fluffy white head on it.
S: This is very sweet on the nose with a sugar character and a bit of bread. The hops are appropriate for a pilsner, floral and a bit of spice.
T: The flavor is incredibly short lived, absolutely unlike any other beer that I’ve come across. Sweet and bready with a hint of coconut and then...nothing.
M: Medium bodied with a smooth, medium carbonation.
D: Not a bad tasting beer, but the shortness of the flavor baffled me. I’m not sure what caused that, but it at least made this beer more interesting. elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bomber. Pours peach-amber, with a surprisingly small head. Aroma has cut grass, mild citrus, and malt. Mouthfeel is soft and a touch on the fuller side. Flavor starts with grassy hop punch, mellows with caramel sweetness, then finishes quickly. A bit indescript for my tastes, though I’m finding this new-wave style of Imperial Pilsner to be disappointing in general. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with almost no head. Nose is a vegetal/DMS bomb, spicy and mildly phenolic. Bready with a mild bite and spicy hop feel. Medium body and bitterness. bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Bomber from a friend at Karl Strauss. Color is a golden amber with minimal white head. Aroma is grassy hops with a little bit of citrus. Taste fades pretty quickly. Finishes dry.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Thanks to a generous individual for getting this bottle out to me. Served in a tulip.
Pours a clear light apricot color with a thin white head that quickly falls down into a few bubbles. Thin collar throughout. The nose is lightly grainy without too much depth. Some bready malt and not much in the way of hops. The flavor is bready with some light grain in the background. Hop bitterness comes through on the backend, though isn’t really present in the flavor. Medium body with high carbonation and a bit of an alcohol bite in the finish. Decent enough, though not my favorite.
Serving type: bottle monk191 (1977) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Interesting, yet pretty basic taste. Almost more of a wheat beer or light belgian then a pils. Pours golden, and has a malty taste.
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[Bottle] Clear copper hue, decent head formation. Sugarry caramel aroma, light cooked corn. Sweet caramel, hard boiled sugar candy intro before a fair bitter hoppiness in the finish (that IPA bitterness rather than pilsener). Even with the bitterness there’s still a big, almost sherry like sweetness towards the end. Looks like many have rated this well but I found it to be a strange mixture. saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, notes of almonds, grass and hops. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap at the Beachwood BBQ - Seal Beach, CA. Soapy pilsner malt aroma, thick with sugars and yeast. Pours a coppery dark golden, clearish with minimal whitish head. Flavors of not-crisp pilsner malt sugars, lots of malt creaminess and some distant hops. Ragingly and punishingly sweet. Just too much. I want bright fresh crispness out of this, with nice bright hoppiness, but it just isn’t there. Soapy in the finish.