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Private Stock Imperial Bohemian Pilsner - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Private Stock Imperial Bohemian Pilsner
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BA SCORE
85
very good

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 03-02-2013)
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

08-17-2013 20:48:07 | More by Lamdawg420
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

05-15-2013 00:36:27 | More by JAHMUR
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, almost opaque, orange-yellow coloring with a frothy, bubbly, tall, off-white head that settles in around an inch in height. Aromas of semisweet esters, a light toasted grain backbone, and some floral highlights. Flavors are tangy sweet, with a butterscotch backbone that has a tangy quality to it. The toasted character is limited, but does help to cut the tangy sweetness a bit. There is also a bolt of sharp, resiny hops that blasts across the palate, with a hint of tropical fruit attached to it, providing enough bitterness to cut through. Tangy, unbalanced sweetness in the aftertaste, with a lingering, sweet and bitter finish. This seems a bit jumbled and messy compared to what Gansett has been putting out as of late...not sure on this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 22:28:15 | More by GarthDanielson
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-11-2013 01:29:46 | More by ejimhof
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-25-2014 18:12:24 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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carterbt

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-27-2013 01:45:11 | More by carterbt
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-22-2013 11:26:14 | More by salthemonster
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KCAS81

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-22-2013 17:49:36 | More by KCAS81
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-30-2013 00:09:59 | More by BigTrubble
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern--served into a pint glass

Appearance: minimal head and carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: grass and toasted malt

Taste: pineapple, grass, alcohol, and slight amount of earthy hops

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet start and end with bitterness in the middle, smooth

Overall: A slightly above average imperial pils. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering like some examples in this style. This is one I may revisit but would not rush out for.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 13:14:40 | More by tigg924
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear golden color with a fluffy white head that hung around leaving lots of lacing.

S - sweet fruit, bread dough and floral/earthy hops.

T - starts out a bit sweet but quickly turns bready before some drying bitterness finishes things out.

F - medium bodied, it has a somewhat creamy feel.

O - worth a try but not a beer I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 22:03:30 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle.

Pours a honey gold color, light on the carbonation, minimal soft off-white head.

The aroma is light. Floral hops, bready malts. Sweet fruit comes through at the end.

The flavors are very similar to what you get on the nose. Bread hits you on the front end, then balances with the hops. The finish is a bit spicier than I anticipated and dry.

The mouthfeel is good. A bit thicker for a imperial pilsner, but not in a bad way. This is refreshing, but at almost 9%, not a "let me have a nice session beer." The alcohol hides well.

Overall, its a decent imperial pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 22:24:56 | More by nmann08
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mjtiernan

New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a flared pilsner glass. No freshness dating, but it was recently stocked.

A: Golden crystal. Super clear with appealing nucleation. Three plus fingers of bone white head. Generous lacing throughout. Unfiltered? Could've surprised me, although I do see some floaties near the bottom of the bottle.

S: Sweet grain and spicy/floral hops. Some light fruitiness.

T: Spicy noble hops interplay with a biting fusel alcohol presence. A fair amount of residual sweetness...plenty to prop up some of the alcohol flavor. Dash of diacetyl but nothing problematic. Finishes bitter and dry.

M: Almost creamy. Fuller body than you might expect for a pilsner, but that shouldn't be too surprising given the alcohol content. Starts on the sweet side then turns dry and fairly astringent.

O: An extreme version of a traditionally subtle style. Has the full flavor and bitterness that would satisfy most American craft beer drinkers, assuming they are adventurous enough to pick up a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:26:48 | More by mjtiernan
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-01-2014 12:26:27 | More by nebula1999
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-20-2013 00:55:01 | More by raythealeman
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-08-2013 04:17:33 | More by DerekMorgan
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-03-2013 20:36:21 | More by napetry
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-31-2013 02:12:54 | More by oldedog
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-25-2013 08:09:53 | More by watermelon
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-24-2013 13:50:17 | More by Rekrule
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-02-2013 21:36:01 | More by McAndrew
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 2, 2013.

The pour is a slightly cloudy straw yellow with busy carbonation leading up to a tremendous, puffy white head. The beer is bottle conditioned to make it a tad cloudy.

The aroma is alive with malts including pale malts and softer Belgian malts, which are used to brew this. The hop character is played down on the nose.

The body is medium and creamy.

Like the aroma the taste highlights the malty character but then a moderate hop bitterness comes up and surprises me on the tail end as it merges with the sweetness of the malts. The hop bitterness lingers just a moment and fades. The 8.6% ABV is well-integrated making this entirely drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 20:33:27 | More by puboflyons
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metter98

New York

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color (with slight hues of amber) and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down a bit but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of floral and spicy hops are present in the nose along with some faint hints of alcohol.
T: The taste resembles the smell but is dominated by flavors of bready malts. Little if any bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for its strength and hides its alcohol rather well, except for some hints of alcohol in the smell.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:10:23 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear light to medium golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium sized patch of slightly thicker film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts. Light aromas of floral and spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready malts. There are also light amounts of floral and spicy hops that contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: I found this beer to be easy to drink with the alcohol rather well hidden. I was happily surprised by how good this beer was and I generally thick well of the offerings from this brewery. I would grab another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:11:41 | More by dbrauneis
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Pours a clear yellowish golden color with an inch of head. Some lacing. Aromas of melon, floral hops, sweet malts, and some spicy hops. The taste is floral and spicy hops followed by some melon and malts. Some cut grass as well. The alcohol presence is well hidden. Pretty quick drinker with a slick and creamy mouth feel. Fair amount of bitterness. Overall, pretty decent take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 17:54:51 | More by PicoPapa
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Private Stock Imperial Bohemian Pilsner from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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