TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Gold pour with a tall, foamy white head. Noble hops, citrus and bready malts in the aroma. Taste is big grassy hops, biscuit, sweet malt, honey-lemon, and citrus notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more buttered biscuit. honey-lemon, Noble hops, grassy notes, sweet malt and citrus. vyvvy (6714) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours clear golden yellow with a large white soapy head. The aroma has pils malt that is richer than normal, bready, spicy/grassy hops and some floralness not usually with the style - quite nice. Medium crispy bright body with frothy sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with clean pils malt, crackers, spicy hops and fresh cut grass. The finish adds a bit of sulfur. Quite nice pils. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
355 mL bottle. Not sure why 5.6% is "Imperial," but whatever. Nice gold colour, but the white head disappears quickly. Has the pilsner malt/noble hop aroma, but not in an imperial sense. Same for the flavour. It’s just a solid pilsner. SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 23, 2012
bottle. beer camp box. year 2. clear gold under a small white head. sweaty, spicy nose. strong pale grainy flavor with low sweetness. wet straw. almost medium bodied but not syrupy. not really imperial either. Braudog (6833) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle, thanks to TheBeerGod. Sexy, Teutonic pour ... bright golden, beautifully energetic, with lively bubbles flying up to meet the white blanket topping. This drinks like the best Bohemian pilsners ... crisp, exceptionally clean, lightly biscuity, but topped with a snappy kissing of hops. Not sure about the "imperial" label, but a delicious but easy to drink (for anyone) beer! (#4742, 8/23/2012)
mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
Sampled on tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Aroma is pretty restrained, revealing grassy hops and grains. Flavour of grassy hops, very low malt intensity and some grains. Nice restrained hoppiness and dry on the palate. Very solid pils... but why is this called an "Imperial Pilsner" at 5.6%?? Finhead (1814) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
A light gold pour with a white head. The aroma has some light fruit with floral notes. It has a light, crisp body with lively carbonation. The taste starts out with a mild sweetness, then finishes slightly bitter and dry. AWISLguy (3312) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle from Beer Camp 12pk from Woodman’s in the Falls. Pours golden yellow, quite clear, with a faint white head around the edges. Aroma has sweet syrup, fruit, pine and some earthiness. Taste is of hoppy lemon citrus, toffee and bread, with a solid bite at the end. Finishes short and dry, with a hint of bitterness and some alcohol. A pilsener I actually enjoyed?!?! User134089 (1644) - - AUG 21, 2012
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Aug. 18, 2012 (picked it up in the 2012 Beer Camp 12-pack for $19.99 at La Mesa BevMo on Aug. 18, 2012). Poured a golden, yellow pale with two full fingers of frothy, white head. Lots of bubbles. Head shrunk very quickly. Above average retention on top, average on sides, good for a pilsner overall.
Surprising got a big whiff of icy, wet, cascade hops up front. Then got corn, wheat, grass, hay and cereal.
Tasted a bit opposite than the smell. Got the pilsner notes first, then lemon grass, wheat, corn, hay and cereal. Bitter finish.
Light body. Thin texture. Below average carbonation. Bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing.
A very good pilsner. Was definitely digging this one. Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
wasn’t expecting to like this one so much. and when i saw 5.6 abv for an "imperial" beer it left me feeling "wtf". but let me assure you, this is one of the best "strong lager" type beers i’ve ever been lucky enough to try. super smooth body, floral and earthy without any metallic off flavors or extreme grassiness. extremely well balanced. why can’t they replace summerfest with this??