Private Stock Imperial Bohemian Pilsner - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
2.96/5 rDev -22.1%
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.
04-19-2013 22:28:15 | More by GarthDanielson
3.51/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
05-24-2013 13:14:40 | More by tigg924
3.54/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
06-03-2013 22:03:30 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
05-30-2013 22:24:56 | More by nmann08
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
05-01-2013 02:26:48 | More by mjtiernan
3.8/5 rDev 0%
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.
03-02-2013 20:33:27 | More by puboflyons
3.8/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-19-2013 00:10:23 | More by metter98
3.81/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
05-19-2013 00:11:41 | More by dbrauneis
Private Stock Imperial Bohemian Pilsner from Narragansett Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.