RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Golden in color with a dry hop floral aroma and intense hop bitterness supported by a big malty backbone which culminates into a hedonistic mouthfeel. Yee haw!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabah (462) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
Its hard to rate this beer a 9 or 10 overall, based on pilsners not having much aroma and appearance. With that said, this is probably a very high 8....say an 8.8. One of the most crisp beers that Ive had. Seems pretty light, but has a nice alcohol content and will fill you up. You can really taste the malt in this one. Has a pale yellow appearance, with a very light white head. I try not to spend this kind of money too often for high priced beers, but this is worth the price....well, almost. A luxury beer for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trith1 (53) - - MAR 22, 2015
Look, I'm all about ales, lager just ain't my thing. That might be why this is getting a higher rating than usual, I will admit. Hoppy and thick through the nose; a clean, yet golden haze on sight. The head was thick initially but faded too quickly (bottle poured), yet whilst there it held a lovely citrus, hinting on something sweet, like a light caramel. The palate carried those hops through and this is where the malt character drove its way home. "Hedonistic"** is how those Rogues described it, but the malt had a tingle and bite that draws away from the pleasure (hey, don't get me wrong, I love a tough IBU to chew through), but it had interest and tang and a freshness that made this "Aleman" turn his head and say "hot damn". It still had a lot of lager essentials (that Yeastie flavour, that bites and kicks back, but it just turned its nose to all the bad, and gave a good nod to what I hope is a new world of the lighter, simpler style). Best Lager I've had, by far. How "true to form" it is... I can't say. But if you're of my opinion, and steer clear of Lagers, find this. Thank the Rogue guys later. **Hedonism: maximization of pleasure over pain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma is clove, honey, yeast, and light caramel. Taste is a somewhat rich roasty malt body met with a fairly deep hop profile. Appearance is a clear gold/orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (4137) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Beautiful, slightly hazy, orange body with a thin white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with fruity (orange, mango) hints. Its robust hoppy taste carries malty, woody, and citrusy notes. Ends with a long, sharp, bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (2413) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Aromas of bread crust, booze, doughy, some grassy hops. Hazy straw-golden with a mostly fading white head. Dry, strong. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
En fût au Brothers. Blond doré légèrement voilé. Fine mousse blanche. Belle effervescence. Malté. Sucré. Bonne amertume. Légèrement épicé. Poivré. Florale. Herbacé. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Bien équilibré. Finale sèche. Très bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (218) - Perugia, ITALY - FEB 24, 2015
On tap @ Elfos Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a hazy golden colour, small long lasting rocky white head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of bread, and medium to heavy hoppy, with notes of resin and grass. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, slightly sour. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChewyBeer (362) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours hazy gold colour with good fluffy head. Sweet honey like nose. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Sweet malt flavour and big bitterness following through that lingers. Not bad but not sure Id get another

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1623) - Beckley, USA - JAN 14, 2015
on tap at Morimoto in Philadelphia; gold color; light, floral hop aroma; smooth, light malt with bitter, floral hops and citrus notes; dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Shared with Yuriko. Sweet almost honey perfumy nose with a big dose of floral hops for some balance. But it just doesnt meld all that well. Its like a super sweet syrupy beer immediately followed by an uber hoppy earthy bitterness, rather than a sweet and hoppy balance. Good for what it is I guess. But definitely not a style that Im seeking out. The bottle itself is the biggest selling feature.

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