sinfull (1846) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2017 DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wasn’t expecting too much from this beer based on it’s style description. "Imperial Helles" I was intrigued though. Upon opening the bottle and pouring, ther was a strong hop aroma I didn’t expect. The aroma disapated to leave a malty, spicey flavored lager. I will not scoff at the krampus again. I was quite impressed. Souther Tier has certainly upped the bar in the past few years...
Clear, golden color . Nice , white head. Grass , citrus and malt in aroma. Sweet, malty backbone and strong hoppy bitterness on the outside. Great balance. One of the best strong lagers I've ever tried.
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Bomber. Clear gold with a thick, foamy off white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of bread, sweet toasted malt, spice, pine ,and light lemon. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end. jsporrer (1144) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Semi sweet grainy and bready aroma. Light to medium body with some lacing. Fairly smooth with a somewhat sweet grainy bready taste and a light warm alcohol feel. Not harsh or bitter. Smooth finish with a light lingering aftertaste. Not great but actually better than I expected. KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2017
This thing is delicious!
Grass and wheat notes, some malty brown sugar and caramel, a teeny, tiny bit of bitterness from hops, I think too. phoner2 (59) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2017
tastes of boozy syrup hop water. Not much going on here just high alcohol hop tea with some grain field runoff water mixed in.
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Itzjerm (3172) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Pretty basic strong imperial lager. Some strong floral hop flavors. Basic on the nose. Syrup mouthfeel. Meh.
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Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma is heavy on floral and citrus hops, balanced with some malt. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear bright golden orange with a small of- white head. the aroma is full of hops and malt. The taste is floral hops and a nice blend of malt. Dacrza (1068) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2016
DATE: December 2, 2016... OCCASION: having returned from Lenape Valley’s title game (loss), time for a consolation glass... GLASSWARE: Schneider’s Edel-Weise pokal... pours a transparent golden amber body that releases reasonable bubbles into a clumping, thick, sudsy white head... the two hops work overtime with a tail-whipping strength of resin and citrus... slight caramel embeds in the bread malts... again, those hops! a clean ping resonates with the helles profile... a dry chardonnay body blends with a cider-like sweetness to leave a draw that belies its potency... toasted malts mix with fruity dryness--apple, lemon, fig, and astringent alcohol (slightly reminiscent of cheaper vodka?)... this is powerful--one bottle is enough to both entice another and evoke the buzz of something with proof on its bottle... some heat is produced, and that is a good thing--the imperial nature of the beer demands the drinker asks forgiveness for his year of sinfulness and enjoy the punishment... sweet honey, brisk malts and fruitiness make for a fearful, rewarding experience... Southern Tier, thank you for a lager that celebrates the winter season with its power and glory.... ffaoe (1012) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2016
faint malt/floral hop aromas. golden and clear in color with decent head. taste is malty initially quickly transitioning to piney hops. finishes smooth and clean.