jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Super light color with microbubbles. Light malt with spice. White pepper nose. Honey. Bitter mashed by honey and alcohol. Fruity. Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
By far the best pilsner on the market. Does not have that strong aftertaste like other pilsners. Slightly bitter but super easy to drink. Pours a light yellow in color. Had at Lincoln station.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dwm1034 (786) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
DRAFT at South Water Kitchen in Chicago. Pours a little darker than your usual pilsner....frothy head. Nose and initial taste is a tad hoppier than your usual pilsner...much boozier as well. Interesting...tasty.
---Rated via iPad jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Gold with lush, creamy, white head, decent lacing / Smooth, lightly sweet nose of honey, grain, wildflower / Medium to full body, soft carbonation, hot, some sweetness but with pronounced hop bite, resinous, astringent with bitter finish / Flavors of grain, honey, grass, wildflower / Surprisingly somewhat clumsy from this fine brewer. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at solemn oath, menu said it was 7.8% abv. Pours clear honey gold with white head. Aroma has a big noble hop type character, grassy and floral, honey malt notes underneath. Flavors continue with a big grassy and floral hop flavor with an assertive bitterness that should be toned down a little next time, a clean honey malt character, rather dry and crisp. Alcohol isn’t noticed and it never gets cloyingly sweet. I don’t think I’ve had a better high gravity pilsner in the past few years than this.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Sampler on tap at Haymarket Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice golden hue, a touch darker, glowing with some decent to medium haziness in the body. A richer glowing darker harvest gold edges and bottom. Frothy bright white head atop dies to a filmy layer, laces ok. Aromas are gentle sweetness, bready with some mellow Pils elements, dry earthy hops show grass and florals, a bit of spiciness. Firm hopping but nothing too potent. Initial is medium bodied, a bit spicy and citrusy up front. Mellow bready malts, firm hop bite shows some orange, lemon, and florals. A bit grassy, gentle spiciness, some of that telltale Pils malt flavor. A bit yeasty, warming as we move on, some more oranges, grass, kiss of gumball. Bready malts, some straw, grass. A bit of doughy malt. Firm warmth, still good bitterness as we finish up. Never gets cloying and sticky, a problem with a lot of Imperial Pils I’ve had. Pretty solid. cubs (10742) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tap @ Haymarket with TheAlum. Pours a clear yellow appearance with a white head. Grainy, clean dry, herbal, somewhat floral, very nice aroma. Somewhat strong, a bit boozy, somewhat sweet pils malty flavor. I dislike the style but this is ok. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
64 oz growler. Somewhat orangish yellow pour with minimal head. Aroma of strong herbal and grass hops, touches of citrus and pine. There’s lots of cracker malt and fresh bread. Flavor is fairly bitter, strong citrus and pine hops, backed by lager yeast notes, cracker and fresh bread malts. Full bodied, finishes bitter, nice.