Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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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