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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This Imperial Pilsner features four kettle additions and one massive dry hop of Hallertau and Saaz hops, and weighs in at 8% ABV.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draught at Vine Street in Autumn 2011: Unpleasant nose of clover honey, DMS, mild sulfur, and lifeless papery malt. Underlying notes of flowers, melon, peppery alcohol, and apricot. Fuzzy and prickly carbonation. Sweetly malty and cloying from the get-go, with a sloppy mixture of honey-soaked poundcake and astringently medicinal alcohol. Merely a trace of flowers and melon exude from the considerably dull hoppiness. Wafery malt compounds the sweetness as the more finely defined dabs of cracker remain buried within the unyielding sugars. Vague herbal brightness and a salty bitterness exudes at the core, but fails to overcome the sweetness. Oppressively sweet Turkish apricot effect from the collision of hops and residual sweetness. Finishes with sturdy poundcake flavors and ensuing leafy hop abrasiveness which stifles the softer floral undertones. While there are some nice examples of high-gravity pils, this isn’t one of them. Rather sweet, dull, alcoholic and muddled. Meh.


3.6
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Fruity floral and soft grassy nose malt is toasted with some medium pale sweetness and a touch of bread. Pours golden Amber thin white head. Flavor a of floral fruity hops soft grass clippings toasted malt with medium sweetness. Nice carbonation with some lingering floral bitterness. Cool beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Golden color with white head. Sweet malt and light hop aroma. Excellent sweet malt and hop balance. Lager redemption! Notes: GABF Week ’15

3.6
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft. Lightly hazed amber with a creamy white head. Mild aroma of amber and pale malt with some light peach and apricot esters. A little floral and lemony which is expected with Hallertau, maybe not so much Saaz but what do I know. Sweet, hoppy and bitter with a full body. Pale malt is more syrupy and chewy than is it bready or biscuity. Goopy and heavy handed but mostly clean and drinkable.

3.1
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street. Pours a clear, light orange appearance with a white head. Greeny, herbal, grassy, earthy aroma. Somewhat dull lemon fruity, very floral, spicy hoppy, grassy, straw flavor. Pretty strong in alcohol but I guess that’s what I should expect from this dumb style.

3
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, herbs, and grain. Flavor of orange, grain, herbs, cereal, and grass with a dry finish.

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BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are herbal, grainy, light esters (odd), and alcohol. Flavors are dry, grassy, pils malt, grainy, and lightly herbal. Lively bubbles, dry, medium bodied with a good bit of alcohol.

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BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Tap. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with great lacing. Aroma is corn and Pilsner malt, spicy hops with grain and meal notes. Flavor is malt dominant, clean lager character, light hops, and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.


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