jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Yellow-gold with good, creamy, frothy, white head, modest legs / Floral nose of grain, honey, cream / Medium to full body, some sweetness, excellent balance with fine bitter finish / Flavors of grain, resin, honey, wildflower / Really nice. Big but not overbearing with exceptional balance. wlajwl (6742) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Aroma is fruit/berries, citrus/citrus peel, malts and slightly perfumed. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, citrus and slight heat/alcohol/tartness in the finish. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
A good pilsner, which is great because I find most pilsners rather boring. This has a nice hop profile with some good alcohol burn in the end. Easy to drink. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Tasted on 5/19/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Three Floyds during Dark Lord Day. Pours hazy orange with a thick fizzy white head that slowly recedes to a very thin but even collar of lace. The nose is lightly nutty with hay, bread, grass, dough, and a hint of green hops. The flavor is more hoppy than anything else with some grass and bitter earthy hops along with some nuttiness, hay, bread, and dough. The body is medium and somewhat oily with average carbonation and a long lightly bitter grassy hops finish. There is some alcohol heat on this beer, but it is in no way out of balance. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most balanced "strong Pilsner" I have had. JDBaker11058 (2133) - Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Appearance:medium light yellow with a dense but fluffy white head that left significant swathes of soapy lace. Aroma: big dose of floral and grassy hops over a barely detectable bed of crackery pilsner malt. Taste: bright citrus tang and big floral hops up front, then a good hit of slightly sweet toasted white bread. Finish: crisp but not clean (in a good way), as the lingering hops dry the palate nicely. Notes: This was, simply, great. The palate was spot on perfect, and the hoppy character was borderline insubordinate. Also, the cover art looked like a cross between Heironymous Bosch and Warhammer 40,000.
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. It’s dark in here, but this beer appears to be a nice amber color. Very sweet aroma. Lots and lots of malt. Good hop bite, but mostly sweet tasting from the grains. Interesting and good. nuplastikk (6216) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2014
I know I’ve had this on tap before, but this is my first time having it out of the 22oz bottle. Slightly thick/hazy orange-tan. Foamy off-white head. At first the lager tones escaped me, the crisp clean hop tones stole the show, but at the same time they are smoother, more rounded than you’d expect from the style, no real big noble hop bite. This drinks more like a Strong Pale Lager than an Imperial Pils. And it drinks quite nice. Very well balanced. Highly enjoyable beer, sessionable. Excellent. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Have to rerate 2013’s offering. Much better, lots of citrus. Pretty damn good in comparison. Not much skunk. Lots of fresh hops. Impressed.
2011 - 2.5. Draft at the brewpub. Aroma is hoppy and a little skunky. I amnot a pilsner fan. So, this rating may not be too fair. I will say it is one of the better I have tried. dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a lush lager-type head. Aroma is dough with woody and herbal hops. Taste is like a slightly syrupy pils with a lingering woody finish and a hint of spicy yeast. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy. Glad to see the Floyds extending their supremacy to the realm of the lager!!! shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle. Orange/peach malt and citrus peel aroma. Golden yellow color with large head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Nicely blended. Nice - easy to drink.