Persephone Imperial Pilsner - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -3%
Snatched one of these before it was too late. Pours a really cloudy golden color with a strong bready aroma. The alcohol is present along with the malts. Not too much hop in it. So it's not crisp, but it is a unique taste that's pleasing enough. I can't help but feel that the imperial pilsener is often a good in theory, not as good in practice style, but it's nice to try on occasion.
07-28-2012 20:14:24 | More by TheRealBigC
3.58/5 rDev -11.6%
Appearance: pours a cloudy yellowish orange color with a one finger head that lasts a long time. Nice lace paints the glass.
Smell: biscuit and malt aroma is mild but pleasant.
Taste: grass, malt, some green apples, a decent bitterness, and a moderate alcohol tone.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lived aftertaste. Mildly refreshing.
Overall: a decent big pilsner, but one glass was more than enough in a session.
05-30-2012 02:24:03 | More by Gavage
4.23/5 rDev +4.4%
Sampled a year after the brewed on date, it pours a murky golden tangerine orange. The frothy bright white head is quick to form, and fades lazily leaving thick curtains of lace. Good start.
The nose defines complexity; blending sweet, tart, and spicy in a pleasant balanced package. Pithy orange and lemon zest deliver on the hop side of things. Faint notes of yeast, apple cider, and honey add to the awesomeness. All the while, alcohol sneaks nearly undetected in the background.
Although I'm sampling this after when GT recommends, the hops still deliver solid bitterness. Considering it's 70 IBUs; the tangerine and herbal flavors have probably faded a bit, but they still a offer fresh bold presence in the overall character. The balance has not been sacrificed. Spice continues to tickle the cheeks from beginning to finish, while sweet fermented fruit and diacetyl keep things in harmony. A slight grape wine-like finish and a slightly dry finish rounds it out.
This is brutally easy to drink, in fact it's dangerous. Light body, slick feel, mild carbonation.... pace yourself! I would like to try this fresh, yet I found this at the store 10 months past the brew date, and I'm pleasantly surprised.
02-19-2012 01:30:49 | More by climax
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured from a bottle into a pilsener glass.
Look – very light golden color, somewhat hazy, with about half a finger or so of off-white colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.
Smell – Interesting smell. It almost has a syrupy type of smell like a rum or whisky.
Taste – Interesting taste as well. It doesn’t taste or feel anything like a Pilsener, but also not like anything else I’ve tasted before. The abv is felt, but not overwhelmingly so. It almost tastes like a light barleywine.
Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, maybe leans a tinsy bit more toward the watery side, but not by much at all!
Overall – very interesting brew! I really like the unique taste! Fun to taste and fun to think about.
01-29-2012 19:18:48 | More by Nerudamann
4.58/5 rDev +13.1%
Makes a nice two finger thick bright white head, and has a golden hazy body with lots of co2 action.
The aroma is grainy, husky, pair, lemon, and a little bit floral.
Tastes hoppy with grapefruit dominance, and then a sweet undertone of overripe orange.
Feels well carbonated, and a little dry to the palate at first but then wet then dry again. Weird I guess; warming in the end as well.
This is one of the better Imp. Pils I’ve ever had. Makes me somewhat a fan of the style if I can find more out there like this gem.
01-28-2012 22:05:51 | More by TheSarge
4.72/5 rDev +16.5%
This wonderful beer is a truly outstanding "Imperial Pilsner," so-called.
Gold, with white med-big head slowly shrinking to foamy ring and wisps, some nice foamy lace.
Aroma is strong hay, bread dough, apple, herb – very nice but a bit mild and simple.
Taste is nice raisiny grain & warming alcohol, lots of spicy herbal leafy bitterness balanced b ylightly sweet, raisiny grain. It has a lively, full feel, bitter and sweet both firm and lingering, making it nicely balanced. It is highly drinkable and overall excellent.
01-13-2012 01:27:58 | More by Offa
4.38/5 rDev +8.1%
Creamy white head - like soap on water, strawlike blonde with lots of carbonation bubbles streaming upwards. Big rings the whole way down.
Straw, grass, hints of lemon - honestly, it reminds me a bit of the early morning fresh smells of the farm, without the manure, of course.
The depth and balance of the hops and malts here is outstanding - never enjoyed such an otherwise (being an impy pils) low-key beer with such breadth. The combination hangs around - very dry, but grassy, light citrus and fruity sweetness.
Warming without being hot. Almost like a good stout in the mouth.
I could drink a lot of this - likely the best pilsner I've had.
01-01-2012 02:45:57 | More by mdcrouser
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
Appearance: golden straw color with very slight cloudiness. Thick white head with lots of fine carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing.
Smell: citrusy, sweet maltiness, grassy
Taste: Sweet maltiness blending nicely with a mild bitterness end with a good alcohol warmth finish. Well-balanced all around.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a great smoothness
Overall: Very good big beer. Deceptively mild and light for an imperial style. Well worth checking out.
12-20-2011 02:31:00 | More by beergoot
4/5 rDev -1.2%
Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle, I think it may have been thirdeye11.
The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of pilsner malt with some grass and earth from the hops. I also get some sugar notes which makes the beer smell sweeter than I expected.
The flavor is fairly sweet. I get a lot of the basic pilsner malt along with some grass from the hops. The bitterness is fairly low, making the beer sweet. The alcohol is well hidden.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-31-2011 00:04:38 | More by Mora2000
4.15/5 rDev +2.5%
Picked up a 750ml bottle at Total Wine in late August for $8.49. Bottled on 1-13-11.
Beer poured golden with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.
Nose is big pils malts and some citrus, quite nice!
Taste is big pils malts, citrus zest, some grass. Alcohol was warming on the first few sips.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very smooth.
Overall this is another solid beer from the Cellar Reserve series. Check it out if it is still available.
10-30-2011 23:06:46 | More by arizcards
Persephone Imperial Pilsner from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.