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Overboard Imperial Pilsner - Lighthouse Brewing Company

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Overboard Imperial PilsnerOverboard Imperial Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lighthouse Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Overboard Imperial Pilsner has an intense flavour profile and a strong 8.5% alc/vol. A long cool fermentation with a pure Pilsner yeast strain creates a very unique spicy flavour and a soft malty body. Considered to be one of the best hops in the world and straight off the vines from the 2010 Germany harvest, Hallertau Mittlefrüh is the only hop used in this beer. This Pilsner is crystal clear with a rich golden colour and is best enjoyed well chilled an served in a stemmed tulip glass.

(Beer added by: ericj551 on 05-11-2011)
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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber I bought in a private liquor store in Vancouver and brought back. Initially some cheesy aroma, that is more malty smelling as the glass warms. Light borwn colour with a small hed. Good balance of European hops and malt. The hop taste draws you in, the malt finishes. Very good drinkability. A bit above average mouthfeel, buffeted by caramel.

Sammy, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear blond with a white head, good retention and lace.

S: Grassy & floral, slightly metallic, hint of lemon, slightly bread with hints of sulfury mineral. Not overpowering, but quite nice.

T: Steelie grass, lemon rind, light bread, good bitterness (not overboard), slight alcohol warmth.

M: Moderate body is smooth with a drying alcohol finish.

D: A good drinker. Very well-crafted, one of the better examples of the style and probably the best of their big flavour series.

Derek, May 24, 2011
Photo of canucklehead
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty take on a style yet to be attempted in bottle form in BC. The beer is mid gold with a rocky nhead. Nose is kinda boozy with a nice Hallertau hop note. The first sips are a little rough which to be honest kinda defines this style as the alcohol battles with the big mouthfeel. As I drank more the beer evened out and the hops came more to the front. I started to sip it like a DIPA as the mouthfeel was quite luscious. Good beer for a style that can be rough going.

canucklehead, May 20, 2011
Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

schopenhauerale, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sammys bottle

pale golden orange, one finger off white head, light lacing on the glass. Smell is floral, big malt presence, some earthy hop, light lemon scents, very european in the nose. Taste is malty upfront, floral hops, light alcohol, fruity almost citrusy notes, soft malts in the finish. Full mouthfeel, light oily texture, med carbonation, quite nice. Very drinkable brew, very enjoyable, great style of beer as well.

peensteen, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of BDTyre
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice beer, but not typical of a pilsner. Amber colour with a big, thick head. Spicy malts, light citrus and apples in the nose. Bitter malt taste, slightly creamy. Banana, apple and light lemon. Toast and light butter. Slightly metallic.

Smooth at first, but the carbonation kicks in as it goes down. Certainly an interesting take on a pilsner; very nice. The malts could be toned down a bit and the hops a bit more balanced, but still a good brew.

BDTyre, May 18, 2011
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma has grass, spices, and bread. Good bitterness in the taste with plenty of malt and some alcohol noticable. Medium body, slightly dry finish. A bit too boozy and sweet to be sessionable but still a decent beer.

chickenm, May 28, 2011
Photo of LampertLand
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another of the big flavor series from Lighthouse "Overboard" Imperial Pilsner
A-served cold poured into a chalice a pale gold with nice head and lacing
S-very spicey up front with earthy hops and soft malts behind
T-is a little to herbal with plenty of lemon bitterness
MF-medium carbonation and lots of body at 8.5%
Ov-a bit to rough and the pilsner is misleading needs to be called an IPA maybe

cheers LampertLand

LampertLand, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ericj551
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is the newest beer in Lighthouse's "Big Flavour" series.

The beer pours a crystal clear deep gold with a nice foamy head that lingers a bit, but fades to a thin layer. The aroma is sharp, spicy and herbal hops with some sweet malt underneath. There is a hint of sulfur. The sweet light malt in the flavor quickly givers way to herbal and earthy hops and plenty of sharp bitterness. The sharpness lingers in the finish, and the slightly resiny bitterness sticks around as well. The alcohol is quite apparent, not particularly well hidden. Overall this is a pretty solid beer, but a little rough around the edges.

ericj551, May 11, 2011
Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

4ster, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +4.7%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale amber with 2 fingers of fluffy white head which lingers eventually settling to a thin sudsy layer.

S: Herbaceous, lemon rind with yeasty bread and grassy notes.

T: Taste follows the smell together with an upfront maltiness and finishes with a hoppy bitterness which I didn't detect on the nose. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium body with a good level of carbonation.

O: This is a light a crisp beer with a surprising level of hoppy bitterness. More of an IPA than a pilsner but a good beer nonetheless.

FondueVoodoo, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of pudoo
5/5  rDev +30.9%

pudoo, Nov 27, 2011
Overboard Imperial Pilsner from Lighthouse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.