Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.18/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Had to bust out my fancy Sam Adams glass for this bad boy. It pours a nice hazey golden orange with a thick fluffy crown. The head retention is good and it's lacing the walls of the glass. The aroma is very nice. A large dose of hops wanders past your nose, it's an aroma I've never smelled in a beer before, it reminds me a lot of the aroma I get when I add hops to a homebrew during the boil. There's also a slight undertone of pale malt. They blend really well together. Flavor starts with a mellow hoppyiness which transitions to a slight tart bitterness. The malt body provides a nice base that holds up well to support the hoppyness while not getting too strong. A tad bit of alcohol is detectable towards the end. Mouthfeel and drinkability are also good. I could drink many of these, though the high alcohol content might slow me down a little. Very pleased with this beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2007 22:45:32 | More by patrick16o
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Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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