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Imperial Pilsener - Beer Camp #43 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Imperial Pilsener - Beer Camp #43Imperial Pilsener - Beer Camp #43

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Duplicate of  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... /140/66425 

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-23-2012)
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

09-02-2012 22:10:52 | More by Tap25
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

09-12-2012 01:42:34 | More by buzze40
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-29-2012 00:47:34 | More by Kopfschuss
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-05-2012 05:54:02 | More by marct
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3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a clean, clear bright yellow color with 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma had some grain notes and some mellow hops, but was generally just kind of bland. It lacked the crisp grain and bright hops that I look for. The flavors were pretty much the same story, all the flavors were kind of blurry, not crisp and well defined, and the beer was noticeably sweeter than I'd like in the style.

The body was thicker than typical and a bit on the cloyingly sticky side. Drinkability was OK, I liked the bottle I had, but I'm not sure I'd seek out another. Overall, kind of a meh, unremarkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 21:03:15 | More by beertunes
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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle no date into pint

Look is pale gold orange with a sudsy head that fades to a slightly sticky film. Smell is saltine crackers, muted earthy hops, some clove, dry leaves. Taste is earthy floral hops, medicinal in their bitterness, dry crackers, dust, dry leaves. Slight 7-Up flavor I'm probably imagining. Feel is light medium well carbonated and easily drinkable.

Tasty beer, but with some odd, off-putting notes of metallic dry bitterness, and dry leaves. Still remains extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 10:44:11 | More by jimmah120
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-03-2013 16:10:08 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-04-2012 01:34:56 | More by stabbingcontest
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-29-2012 13:36:17 | More by Hanzo
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-16-2012 15:06:19 | More by brez8791
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-21-2012 01:49:30 | More by tizride
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-31-2012 15:38:17 | More by jfcaa193
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3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Straub pils glass, Beer Camp #43 is a spritzy pale yellow with a small white head leaving nice, scattered lace.

Smell is soft, a bit phenolic, not the "resinous" aroma the label touted. Sweeter. A little floral.

Taste is living a bit more up to the billing with a decent hop finish, bitter, a bit pungent, but really not exaggerated like I'd expect from an "imperial" pils. Classic Czech, no, but a little underwhelming.

Mouthfeel is finely carbonated and light bodied, but there is a watery quality to this that comes off thin.

Drinkability isn't too high for me. The advert doesn't match the goods, it's got an odd little plasticy phenol note, a bit more than usual hops, albeit of a non-traditional variety, and is watery. Oh, and 3 times the cost of all the other pils at the shop.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 02:36:44 | More by ccrida
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3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Somehow this one ended up on my imperial shelf instead of the drink-this-soon area; whoops. Should have known, that blue label was out of place. Well, let's see how it's held up.

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint.

Look- Deep straw with two fingers of frothy white foam that settles quickly. OK lacing.

Smell- Bready, melon rind, something of an adjunct wheaty feel. Strongly reminds me of Middle Age's Swallow Wit.

Taste- Definitely hoppier then your average pilsener, crusty French bread and floral notes. Finishes clean, faintest hint of honey.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, crisp feel. Average drinking for 5-6% ABV, chewier than expected. On the whole, it feels a bit heftier than I recall from a few months back.

Overall- It's actually done pretty well, but again it's been in the fridge for the last six months. Certainly not bad, but not something I'd gravitate towards.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 09:03:52 | More by Lawl3ss
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3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is the first imperial pilsner I've ever had.

I picked up the Beer Camp 12pk from the local store, seemed pretty interesting.

Pour: not overly carbonates, golden color, not much foam.

Smell: Not a really strong smell, took quite a few sniffs. Pineapple notes as well as citrus notes.

Taste: Definitely taste the citrus followed by a refreshing bitter after taste (not too overwhelming or anything)

Mouthfeel: light carbonation

I like this because its easy to drink...after all its a pilsner. What distinguishes it is the taste. Overall, nothing really special about it. But easy to drink...

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 09:34:19 | More by vinhgoh
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-18-2012 02:57:58 | More by mrebeka
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-15-2012 05:58:02 | More by sendbeer
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz from beer camp 12 pack.

A - pours a clear golden yellow, with one finger head.

S - bread, pine

T - taste of mild biscuit, malt

M - decent for a pilsner, which tend to be overly thin. Carbonation is mild.

O - A good, if not noteworthy, pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 00:31:40 | More by Apellonious
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2013 01:56:15 | More by Newbiebeer
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-26-2012 04:56:25 | More by Jmick28
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-09-2013 03:30:43 | More by NYR_Rob
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-21-2013 13:54:29 | More by dgherm
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New York

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down and left lacing on the surface.
S: There are aromas of floral hops and bready malts in the nose along with some notes of herbal hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of floral and grassy hops along with some hints of bready malts and a light amount of bitterness. There are some hints of alcohol in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and somewhat clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an average pilsner, although I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't taste any alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 17:03:39 | More by metter98
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Imperial Pilsener - Beer Camp #43 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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