Southern Tier Farmerís Tan Imperial Pale Lager

RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Neolithic humans evolved from nomadic hunters into a more settled agricultural society, changing life forever. The Ďfounderí crops they raised included wheat and barley. It is little surprise that the first examples of brewing appeared during this age. Brewers owe much to the epoch. Similarly, we thank our farmer friends of today for cultivating the ingredients the are responsible for the beers we now enjoy. Their laborious days spent ourdoors under the hot sun earn them respect, as well as a mark of distinction: the farmerís tan. Yes, the inevitable red and white hallmark of hard work.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bomber. Not sure how old this is but it seems OK. Light bitterness mixed with citrus and caramel. A heavy brew with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14741) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle at Cardinal. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is hop, malt, peaches. Flavour is fruit, hop, malt, grapefruit, alcohol, caramel. Medium to full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3305) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Keg at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A dark golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Rich hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, slightly sweet and very rich. Really nice stuff, donít think Iíve had an Imperial Lager before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Clear golden in colour with a long lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is herbal, sweet, some caramel, grassy with some citrus hops. The flavour is lightly sweet, rather hoppy, herbal and citrus, light alcohol. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, quite bitter and dry at the end.

I like these imperial Southern Tier beers, well done here.

650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on March 31, 2011.
No date.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Guess I now know why i wasnt a huge fan off this, it was old and I didnt realize they stopped making it, Guess I found an old bottle, It was quite bitter and not smooth in anyway. It wasnt the most refreshing beer I have tasted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
29th September 2010
Clear pale gold beer, little white head. Light palate, slightly soft. Lovely hops - minty with a hint of aniseed. Well integrated light orange and grapefruit. Finishes with a little creamy malt and a hop aniseed aftertaste. The best pale lager ever! Hugely drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2012
650 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with large lazy bubbles and a white lacy head. Aroma of sweet orange, sweet berries and alcohol. Flavour of sweet malts, floral notes, orange, lemon zest, berries, very strong hops, some bread and alcohol, of course. Medium bodied, dryish mouthfeel and a long, warming, malty and light floral finish. Surprisingly good drinkability but still an alcohol bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 11/9/10. 22oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a dark gold with a thick white head on top. Great sticky lace along with excellent retention. The nose is full of big citrus hops, with tones of floral and grass. This reminds me of an APA. The mouth is pretty heavy for a lager, albeit Imperial. Mellow finish. Admittedly, Iím not a huge fan of the style. This is very boozy, in my opinion. Faint citrus hops bitter this one up, but the booze overpowers. Mild grains noted as well. This beer is just too hot for me. I understand this is a weird hybrid/Imperial-ized version, but when I want a lager, I want something that is refreshing and easily drinkable. This was not.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaymtee (36) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2012
On draft at Taco Mac into a small tulip glass. Medium straw/yellow with a 1/4 inch head which dissipated slowly. Called an imperial IPA - itís got some Belgian going on there too nearly. Not as heavy as a typical imperial, and quite tastey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5414) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2012
22 ounce bottle into pilsener glass straight out of the fridge; bottled 6/22/2011. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a dense 1-2 finger white head with nice retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass; with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of biscuit, lemon, pepper, herbal, grass, clove, and orange. Nice and well balanced aromas with decent strength and balance. Taste of big lemon, biscuit, pepper, orange, clove, grass, pine, and herbal hops. Nice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, clove, pine, grass, and biscuit on the finish for a good bit. A ton of flavor present here, with great balance of bitterness and malt sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Drinks dangerously smoothly for 8.6%; with only a slight alcohol warming after the finish. Overall this is a great imperial pilsener. Plenty of hoppiness and flavor; and very smooth to drink for such a big beer. It has definitely held up great since bottling last year; and I picked this bottle up for 3 bucks in the discount bin so it was a great choice.

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