Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is certainly a tasty dry beer. Imperial Pilsner is still a style definition I am adjusting to but the beer is good and thats what matters. Huge thanks to SwillBilly for sharing this beer with me.
Appearance: Pours a attractive golden orange color with a frothy white head and some lacing on the glass.
Smell: Gorgeous grassy hop aroma. It is a bit floral and earthy with a biscuity malt backbone.
Taste: This is hoppy and dry. It is remarkably approachable with the Hallertau hops. The malt backbone is present but takes a back seat to the bone dry hops. Long lasting dry aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: It is crisp and light but well carbonated and with the intense dryness it feels bigger in the mouth. Very nice.
Drinkability: Well, my one complaint with Imperial pilsners is that they are not traditional easy session beers. That said different is good and change should be embraced so the big abv sipping pils is a nice change of pace from time to time.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2007 18:41:04 | More by Phatz
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Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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