Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
3.98/5 rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. No bottled date, but does say, "For brewery-fresh taste, enjoy before January 2009" . . . . .
(A)- Pours a hazy golden amber. No head retention at all except for a light layer of white bubbles on the surface.
(S)- Honeyed hop aromas. A good malt backbone from what I can tell. A Pine Sol combined with a 7-up kind of smell. Slight spice on the finish.
(T)- An initial, sweet & citrusy honeyed hop blast that settles down to a brown sugar and carraway seed (the seeds you find in Rye bread) maltiness. An interesting deviation in both strengths and tension of bitter and sweet.
(M)- It has a good balance of bitter to sweet. The carbonation level is spot on. Not weak, nor super strong either. Smooth for how hoppy it is.
(D)- Despite its 8.1% abv, it is well balanced all around. A refreshing and different variation from your run of the mill IPA. The alcohol will sneak up on you if u have at least 2 of these. I think that the overall age helped this out alot. This is easily still good even after the suggested drink by month of January 2009.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2009 17:31:39 | More by sweemzander
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4.98/5 rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is sorely missed! It was the first hop monster I had, and I had it at a time when I was not keen on the hop--much more into the malty beers. But this was a home run with me right off the bat. I wish Jim Koch and team would make it again. Anyone know if they will?
In short, this beer is so dry and yet so creamy. Quite an amazing beer!
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2013 01:18:17 | More by Icedogs
Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
91 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.