Lighthouse Overboard Imperial Pilsner

Formerly brewed at Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Overboard Imperial Pilsner has an intense flavour profile and a strong 8.5% alc/vol. A long cool fermentation with a pure pilsner yeast strain creates a very unique spicy flavour and a soft malty body. Considered to be one of the best hops in the world, and straight off the vines from the 2010 German harvest, Hallertau Mittlefruh is the only hop used in this beer. This Pilsner is crystal clear with a rich golden colour and is best enjoyed well chilled and served in a stemmed tulip glass. Overboard Imperial Pilsner is another one of our "Big Flavour" beers and is only available for a limited time.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow/brown with light head. Aromas of melons and grapes with a hint of biscuit and hops. Initial candied fruit flavor with a bit of maltiness and a hoppy finish. Distinctive for a Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath for $6.50. Pours a medium, white frothy head atop a well carbonated, cloudy orange amber body. Nose of spiced lemon citrus, fairly peppery. Creamy malt, crisp hops - good pine bite. Very enjoyable. --- reviewed on

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
The color is golden. The nose had floral bananas, jasmine, grass and daisies. Fairly heavy maltiness, a touch sharp acidity with a sweet Carmel finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (17132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
Cloudy tan and a thin head. Quite yeasty and with some green grape and pear esters on the nose. The malts are a bit thick and doughy; the hops are mossy and perhaps not as bright as I would like to see for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Nose of honey bread grass and floral bitterness. A littlebitterness pepper alittle little caramel. Pours golden no head or lace nice clarity. Flavors of honey orange grass peppery bitterness. A little sweetness as well as toast. Bread. Rather bitter really. A little alcohol. Bitterness lingers. Medium body medium carbonation. Not bad really.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lagerboy (2161) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
Hazy pale orange with a nice white head. Grassy hop aroma. Taste is all bitter hops with a barely perceptible malt background. More like a moderately hopped IPA than an Imperial Pils. Disappointing. Too hoppy for this Lagerboy. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2924) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2011
Thanks to Troy. Appearance: orange with a small white head. Aroma: yeast, orange, yeast, grass. Flavour: grassy, yeast, quite a harsh bitterness. Long malt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
In short: A clean and crisp golden lager with a generous amount of assertive dry grassy hops. Successful take on the style
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh, less than two months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Clear light golden body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose is quite grassy, not saaz-grassy but very grassy nonetheless. Taste starts with a straightforward bready and crackery crisp pale malt backbone with some sugary notes that suggests a non-negligible amount of crystal malts. Then comes the appropriate generous hopping that is all about dry grassy hops with a slightly spiciness. It says it doesnt use any Saaz but honestly it tastes like it does use some. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity and the finish is overall quite dry especially when considering the initial sweetness. A pleasant surprise coming from Lighthouse, forgive me if I dont sound too enthusiastic but that was my first beer of the day so Im still three beers away from being in a good mood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle. Dark crisp amber with a very big thick white head. Quiet aroma for big beer. Light malt note and a bit of pepper. Smooth body. Soft pepper hops slowly build in mouth and aftertaste. Noticeable but not overwhelming alcohol. A nice big beer. Strong without being rough. Carries itself daintily through the china shop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blomster (289) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle, 650 ml. Looks like a pale lager. Malty aroma, hops, alcohol, some yeast. Tastes sweet, boozy background, pleasant malt backbone to support the bitterness from the hops, full mouthfeel. Pretty good, but not at all among the best ones in the style. Would like some dry-hopping in this one.

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