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Imperial Pilsner | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by GarthDanielson on 09-29-2011

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of tigg924
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: grass and slight citrus hops

Taste: grass, earthy hops and citrus hops

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium bodied, semi-bitter with a dry end

Overall: An average to slightly above average imperial pils. The hops are present but not overpowering. Decent, but nothing I will likely revisit.

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Photo of smcolw
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smaller staring head but it leaves good, stringy lace. Straw to gold color and nearly clear.

Mild aroma of toasted malt and hop spice. Unremarkable.

Strong bitterness with notable alcohol warmth. Full bodied for the style. Decent carbonation. The malt base is "round" not crisp and rather non-descript.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alewife and I stopped into BW Lowell today (17SEP12) on the way back from Cambridge, where I picked up my German-Benelux rail pass and my Euros. Had two tulips of this, getting 14oz per at $7.50 each.

Color was bright golden, with a little haze present. Had hardly any visible carbo, though the head was a supremely smooth white layer of creamy foam. Lacing was top-shelf as well. Nose displayed some nice grassy, spicy hop notes. Feel was solid, with a medium body and only light prickle.

Flavor was a smidge bready, maybe more crackery, as far as maltiness went. Then it was into some great central-European hop action. Was a bit grassy, a little earthy, and more than a bit spicy. Very nicely done! Rather enjoyed these, along with my meal and Alewife! Prosit!

4.03/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beer Works Fenway

A: Pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head.

S: A somewhat sweet/malty smell with a strong floral and grass hop aroma. Some yeast and fruit esters to it as well. There is a bit more fruit to it as it warms up a little bit.

T: A bit of an apple ester flavor to open up. Medium bitterness with light hop flavors and some hints of peach. Sweet pale malt and bread flavor, too. The more I drink, the more grassy it seems to get.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: That harsh grassy flavor became a bit much for me to enjoy over the long haul.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured on-tap at Canal Street, and served in a pint glass. The beer is a bright, crystal clear orange-yellow color with a thin, one-eighth inch white, airy head. The nose is of flowers, specifically jasmine. Good, thick cling along the glass. The flavors are sharp and strong, with a heavy floral component. Rich, and slightly sour throughout. The aftertaste is musty and sour, and the beer has a filmy and clingy finish. Boo. This beer looked and smelled promising, and then it fell off a cliff.

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Imperial Pilsner from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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