Trumer Imperial Pilsner - Privatbrauerei Josef Sigl KG
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3.5/5 rDev -10.7%
330ml bottle, a member of a Best of Bock Austrian mixed pack. A fairly difficult brew to pin down its origins - thanks, Chris, for doing the initial legwork.
This beer pours a clear pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a few upwardly mobile, prickly lace projections around the glass as it genially subsides.
It smells of sweet, grainy malt, some orchard fruitiness, mostly apple, with some earthy field honey and understated noble hops rounding things out. The taste is more grainy, cereal-unspecific malt, quite subtle drupe fruitiness, further musty honey notes, and earthy, leafy hops.
The carbonation is rather reserved, but still supportive, the body a decent medium weight for the style, and agreeably smooth. It finishes with a sleight hand towards the sweet - still honeyed malt and equal to the task tropical fruit.
Finally, an instance from this Austrian bock olio, wherein the booze does not smack one upside the head; actually, the sweet fruit and malt hold sway, and I'm all the happier for it. Too bad this is the only vector by which to procure this particular offering 'round these parts.
05-30-2012 07:00:10 | More by biboergosum
3.5/5 rDev -10.7%
330ml bottle poured into tulip 19/5/12
A clear light golden yellow with just a few bubbles and lots of tiny suspended particles, just a short lived finger of foam but it manages to leave a couple partial rings of lace
S lemon and apple, quite grainy and grassy with a little honey
T some faint booze on top of what I smell, a little sweet but decent flavors
M fairly light with more bubbles then what was visible, a little sweet lemon on the finish
O I liked it but I didn't love it, easy enough too drink but I wouldn't go looking for it
nothing to turn down and nothing to go looking for, I'd drink another but not many more
05-20-2012 06:15:20 | More by wordemupg
4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
Very pale yellow, low shortlasting bubbly head.
Says on the label it's dry hopped with aromatic hops, and the smell confirms it. Nice citrus-exotic-floral hops on the nose, with honey notes.
Taste is really fruity, with apples, yellow pears, apricots, peaches, nice oranges and grapefruit and exotic fruit notes. Pale malts, grainy. Big hints of honey and mild vanilla. Big floral notes. Gets an earthier notes after the crisp start, ending with some noble pilsner hops, dry and leafy, a bit metallic also.
Low carbonation, but helps settle the alcohol, which is completely hidden by the aromatic hops.
Really enjoyed this one, a nice blend of hops,though a bit unbalanced at the end. Tasty and refreshing nonetheless.
01-13-2014 23:36:57 | More by dcmchew
4.19/5 rDev +6.9%
got this from the culturbrauer9 bockbier box
very short lived white coarse had that reduces to nothing. straw yellow color, crystal clear, brilliant. lots of lasting medium sized bubles.
smells of American variety hops, of the orange grapefruit type with also a herbal (Almdudler!) hop component. alcohol dangerously well hidden.
taste is also mainly of grapfruit and orange, caramelly maltiness is there but quite subtle for an Austrian bock. aftertaste is bitter and clinging.
rather light, evervescent, clean, dry at the end.
Very nice take on a Bockbier well rather Imperial pilsener. I have not enjoyed a similarly interesting and complex beer of the lager type for a long time. The level of bitterness and the balancing malt back bone of an IPA with the cleaness of a Pilsener are a great combination. Well Done!
P.S.: This was the 2013 edition. I had the 2012 last year and didnt like it. Either they improved their recipe, I had a spoiled one or my taste evolved/changed. Looking at the other reviews, I think they at least changed their hop profile.
12-27-2013 21:21:55 | More by safaricook
Trumer Imperial Pilsner from Privatbrauerei Josef Sigl KG
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.